CATEGORIES: Any short films supporting a charity or cause. No political or propaganda films will be accepted.

LENGTH: Short Films: 1 min - 12 min

FEE: $30 per submission / $15 Submission for current film students

IMPORTANT DATES

ENTRIES CLOSE: 10 August 2019

10 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 24 August 2019

PUBLIC VOTING: 25 August - 6 October 2019

FESTIVAL NIGHT: Tuesday, 8 October 2019

2019 sponsors and prizes are shown below. Please note these are subject to change as we get new sponsors on board.

2019 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM:
- $500 voucher from CAMERA HIRE
- An invitation to come onto HeyYa TV to talk about their film
- Professional Editorial Shoot valued at $545 with SUKI FOSTER PHOTOGRAPHY
- FilmInk’s ClubInk subscription for 1 year
- Originally composed music from Sound-How
- Australian Film Institute (AFI) Membership valued at $80

2019 PRIZE FOR FIRST RUNNER UP - BEST FILM:
- $250 voucher from CAMERA HIRE
- Interview on Conversation Hollywood Podcast sponsored by James Pratt Auctions
- FilmInk’s ClubInk subscription for 1 year
- Bespoke social media audit from Damian Nixey Digital Producer
- Custom showreel produced by Bondi Film Co

2019 PRIZE FOR SECOND RUNNER UP:
- $250 voucher from CAMERA HIRE
- 2 x Comedy Store tickets
- FilmInk’s ClubInk subscription for 1 year

2019 PRIZE FOR STARCENTRAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR:
- A full page spread in STARCENTRAL MAGAZINE and STARCENTRAL WEBSITE
- An invitation to a winner to come onto 89.3 FM to talk about their film
- AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) Membership valued at $80
- Professional Actor's Headshot Shoot valued at $375 with SUKI FOSTER PHOTOGRAPHY
- FilmInk’s ClubInk subscription for 1 year
- Feature article in the Daily Look (LA Magazine) sponsored by James Pratt Auctions

2019 FESTIVAL DIRECTOR’S AWARD:
- Bespoke social media audit from DAMIAN NIXEY DIGITAL PRODUCER
- 1 hour auctioneer training or Real Estate Advice (Australian Auctioneer of the year) sponsored by James Pratt Auctions
- FilmInk’s ClubInk subscription for 1 year

2019 PRIZE FOR MOST UPLIFTING FILM:
- FilmInk’s ClubInk subscription for 1 year
- 2 x Comedy Store tickets
- Bottle of wine

DEADLINE: Midnight, 10 August 2019

Filmmakers must adhere to all of the following rules:

- Registration and film submittance must be completed by midnight 10 August 2019
- Your film does not need to be made specifically for the Cause Film Festival and it can be past works.
- Your film must in some way address a charitable or noble cause that will create awareness.
- Videos must be between 1 minute and 12 minutes in length.
- Mobile Phone recorded submissions are welcomed.
- Entry fee is $30 per entry or $15 for current film students.
- Please ensure you have read and signed off on all terms and conditions.
- All entrants will receive complimentary ONE ticket to the Awards Night.
- All finalists will receive TWO complimentary tickets to the Awards Night, and agree to on-sell at least FIVE more tickets.

Submitting Your Entry​

Your entry will NOT be accepted if:
- Any of the above items are not included (including entry fee).
- Your film is not within the required duration requirements.
- You have not completed or only partially completed our online entry form.
- You have not agreed to the Terms and Conditions.
- Your films contains themes of political propaganda.
- Your film contains any defamatory or obscene material.

Click here to read the full Terms and Conditions: https://causefilmfestival.org/terms-and-conditions/

FEE WAIVER REQUESTS - PLEASE READ!

Cause Film Festival is a not for profit with the purpose of raising money to donate to the winning film’s cause or charity. The money is raised via submission fees, seat sales for the screening and awards night, and donations. We receive a lot of fee waiver requests and we decline all of them because as much as we would love to help out and accept all the enquiries for waivers, the only way we can continue to run our film festival is to charge for submissions. If we waived the entry fee there would not be enough money to run the festival or have any money to donate to the winning film’s charity. 

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  • Nick Barkla

    A wonderful festival celebrating fantastic films for the right reasons. It's also beautifully organised and curated. Highly recommended. Bravo!

    October 2019
  • Rachael Belle Myers

    A festival with a big heart. ❤️ I've attended two years in a row and the quality of films that are screened never cease to amaze me. The festival is run by a team of highly passionate industry professionals and the night itself is always magical. Thank you, CFF, for giving filmmakers an opportunity and platform to make the world a better place.

    March 2018
  • Chris Busuttil

    A fantastic festival! A wonderful opportunity for filmmakers to tell stories about the important issues of our world, to spark conversation and to help make a difference. Suki and her team put on a great festival in 2018, I've come away so inspired.

    March 2018
  • Kevin McDevitt

    Wonderful platform for filmmakers looking to make a difference in the world! Staff was extremely helpful with different issues that came up. There were occasional technical difficulties with voting, etc, but they were always very responsive and supportive of filmmakers. Very cool that the voting was open to the public, it gave us a great opportunity to rally online support around our cause. I believe we'll see this festival grow in stature in the years to come. I promise I'm not just saying nice things because our film for the bone marrow donor registry/Be The Match won the big prize this year! :)

    February 2017