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: 14 January 2018

10 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 22 January 2018

PUBLIC VOTING: 23 January - 6 March 2018

FESTIVAL NIGHT: Thursday, 8 March 2018

Prizes are always growing!

2018 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM:
- DaVinci Resolve 12 License valued at $995 by BLACKMAGIC DESIGN
- AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) Membership valued at $80
- $500 voucher from CAMERA HIRE
- Bespoke VFX shots (2-3) for brand or film project by WHITE RONIN PRODUCTIONS valued at $675
- Professional Editorial Shoot valued at $545 with SUKI FOSTER PHOTOGRAPHY

2018 PRIZE FOR RUNNER UP - BEST FILM:
- $250 voucher from CAMERA HIRE
- Bespoke VFX shots (2-3) for brand or film project by WHITE RONIN PRODUCTIONS valued at $675

2018 PRIZE FOR SECOND RUNNER UP - BEST FILM:
- $250 voucher from CAMERA HIRE

2018 PRIZE FOR BEST JUNIOR FILM (Category TBC based on entries)
- $250 voucher from CAMERA HIRE

2018 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR:
- A full page spread in STARCENTRAL MAGAZINE and STARCENTRAL WEBSITE
- AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) Membership valued at $80
- Professional Actor's Headshot Shoot valued at $375 with SUKI FOSTER PHOTOGRAPHY
- Actor show reel valued at $480 by WHITE RONIN PRODUCTIONS

2018 PRIZE FOR BEST AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FILM:
- Professional Editorial Shoot valued at $545 with SUKI FOSTER PHOTOGRAPHY
- Bespoke social media audit from DAMIAN NIXEY DIGITAL ADVISER
- $500 voucher for equipment hire to from DIGITAL LOGIC

2018 PRIZE FOR BEST SMARTPHONE FILM:
- $250 voucher for equipment hire to from DIGITAL LOGIC

2018 PRIZE FOR MOST UPLIFTING FILM:
- $250 voucher for equipment hire to from DIGITAL LOGIC

DEADLINE: Midnight, 14 January 2018

Filmmakers must adhere to all of the following rules:

- Registration and film submittance must be completed by midnight 14 January 2018
- 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 propaganda or political themes.
- Your film contains any defamatory or obscene material.

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

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  • 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