We are excited to invite you to take part in our 5th season! We are looking for thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.

Short film, trailer, and screenplay rounds run monthly from January - October.
Feature film rounds are bi-annual. Deadlines are in May and October.
Winners of these rounds make up the nominations for our Annual Festival in November 2021.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW, our team has decided to move our 2021 Annual Festival online.

While we are disappointed that we won’t get to come together in person this year we're happy we'll still be able to celebrate and watch our wonderful filmmakers work online.

Hopefully, we’ll see you all face-to-face in 2022. Stay tuned for updates on our Annual Festival.

If you have any questions in regards to this update please feel free to get in touch at contact@changingfaceiff.org.

- digital certificate
- laurel
- listing on our website

- digital certificate
- laurel
- listing on our website
- 3 Month subscription to iPitch.tv

Monthly / Bi-Annual Finalists will progress into our Wildcard Competition. 10 Finalists will be selected as our Annual Wildcard Nominations and become eligible for Annual Awards.

- digital certificate
- laurel
- listing on our website
- 3 Month subscription to iPitch.tv

Monthly / Bi-Annual Winners progress to our annual competition where they will be eligible for Annual Awards.


- Short Screenplay, Feature Screenplay, Wildcard Screenplay, Best Screenwriter, and Emerging Filmmaker winners will receive Final Draft 11 Screenwriting Software.

- 3 winners will receive a 12-Month ISAConenct Membership.

- Category winners will receive a 12-month subscription to iPITCH.tv.

- 3 annual winners will receive an InkTip Membership.


Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Short
Best Horror Short
Best SciFi Short
Best Student Short
Best Web Series
Best Fiction Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Trailer

Winning films are automatically eligible for Annual Awards. These laurels will be issued at the end of 2021 as part of our annual festival.

You do not need to enter these categories separately. Monthly Winners and Wildcards will automatically be considered for these awards.

Best Actor in a Comedy
Best Actor in a Drama
Best Actor in an Experimental Film
Best Actor in a Horror
Best Actor in a SciFi
Best Actor in a Student Short
Best Actor in a Web Series
Best Actor in a Feature
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design
Emerging Filmmaker

Thank you for your participation in Changing Face International Film Festival.

- Submissions are open to anyone.
- Films must have been made after January 2019.
- No premiere status is required.
- The payment of an entrance fee is required.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- By submitting your film to Changing Face IFF you confirm to own the rights of the film.
- The Changing Face IFF will not be held responsible for any copyright issues or infringements.
- All films submitted must be in English or subtitled in English.
- By submitting your film you acknowledge that Changing Face IFF reserves the right to promote your film and other social media links on our website and social media.
- There are no monthly screenings.
- The internal jury of Changing Face IFF will select the finalists and winning films and special awards.
- Changing Face IFF reserves the right to change the category of your film/script submission. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT TO ONE CATEGORY.
- The films are judged on the quality of the project.
- Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.
- Monthly Winners will be automatically eligible for annual awards.
- Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will receive Festival Laurels and Digital Certificates.
- By Submitting to CFIFF you agree to be put on our mailing list.
- The Changing Face IFF director has the right to make decisions about matters not provided by these rules.
- Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the Changing Face IFF.

By submitting you declare that you have understood, and agreed to the rules and terms of the Changing Face International Film Festival.

Waiver Codes
We have a set amount of waiver codes we give out each month. If you have emailed us and are awaiting a response please know we will respond, we are just staggering the codes each month.

Overall Rating
  • We're so pleased that there is a student category to celebrate up and coming filmmakers. This is a great competition that is supportive of teachers and students, as well as professionals.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review, Kylie! :)

  • Great festival that celebrates the artists, creators, and fans. Highly recommended.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the recommendation James!

  • Indy Davies

    I’m so thankful and stoked to have been nominated in this amazing festival. Thank you to CFIF and the local bodies, I’m very thankful!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the review Indy!

  • Wendell Blankenship

    It's a great festival! Hopefully can be a part of it again in the future!

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Wendell :)

  • Kilo Watts

    An excellent very well-run organization.
    A must submit festival.

    March 2021
    Response from festival: