The Melbourne Fashion Festival’s annual Fashion Film Awards is the longest-running and leading platform in Australia for the exposure and recognition of local and international creative talent working in the fashion short film medium.

The Fashion Film Awards place a deserving spotlight on fashion films as a key communication platform for both fashion designers and filmmakers, and for their ability to enable audiences to experience fashion in innovative and creative ways.

Best Film - Australia

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet
the following requirements:

/ The film must be 8 minutes or less (including credits) ​

/ The film must have fashion at its core and not be a music video ​

/ The film must have been completed after 1 July 2018

/ Films who have been part of the Fashion Film Awards "Official Selection" in previous years cannot re-submit

/ The film must be consistent with the Festival’s values ​

/ It must not present the use of drugs including alcohol, narcotics and tobacco; clothing which contains animal fur, under-aged people in a sexualized manner ​

/ As the selected films will be displayed in public spaces, a “G” rating classification (or equivalent) is required for all content. “G” classified media is for general viewing. ​

/ The film must not incite, encourage or present violence, intolerance or brutality in any form; depict nudity, explicit sexual activity or crude or indecent language ​

/ The Festival encourages filmmakers to submit films that are as close to finished as possible. Works in progress and rough cuts will only be accepted on the condition that the only stages to be completed are colour grade, final sound mix or credits (film must be at picture look stage) ​

/ The Festival will not accept a film previously submitted, even with significant changes

Applicants will be judged on the extent to which they meet the following judging criteria:

/ The film celebrates and showcases Australian and/or international fashion, either multi brand or a single designer;
/ The film demonstrates a unique point of view;
/ The film is innovative;
/ The film has a strong directorial style;
/ The film is produced with a high quality of production;
/ The applicant(s) demonstrates the potential to contribute to the future growth of the Australian and international fashion film industry;
/ The film complies with the Conditions of Entry.

The judging panel’s selection decisions are confidential and final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Festival will not provide critical analysis or feedback.