Welcome to Films That Inspire, Melbournes most inspiring global Film Festival, where we celebrate the visionaries behind films that make a difference. We're not just a festival; we're a platform dedicated to recognising the power of storytelling in shaping minds and transforming the world. We receive hundreds of film submissions and if your film is selected this is an achievement and you will receive an official certificate of acceptance and laurel to promote your films success.

Here, your film is more than a reel; it's a catalyst for change. Films That Inspire provides a stage for your work to shine, offering a unique opportunity to showcase your creativity, educate diverse audiences, and leave an indelible mark on the world. Our festival isn't just about awards; it's about honoring those who use their craft to uplift, empower, and inspire.

We're on the lookout for a spectrum of cinematic creations—films, animations, music videos, and documentaries—that embody the values of education, empowerment, inspiration, upliftment, truth, and uniqueness. Your story matters, and we want to amplify it.

Film is a profound medium, and we believe in its potential to enlighten and captivate. Our mission is to empower you, the filmmaker, to craft narratives that resonate globally. When your film graces our screens—both live and online—it reaches industry leaders, fellow filmmakers, and producers who recognise the impact of powerful storytelling.

Recognition at Films That Inspire isn't just local; it's global. Winning films receive not only trophies but also a small cash prize for the main award, because we believe in valuing the art that sparks positive change.

Films That Inspire isn't just a festival; it's a movement with a global impact. Through the lens of visual media, we inspire the minds of tomorrow to expand, develop, and change the planet for the better. Your film becomes a beacon of hope, influencing the next generation.

And to all selected filmmakers, prepare for a loreal (pun intended) of recognition! You're not just part of a festival; you're in the spotlight as one of the top films of the year. Join us at Films That Inspire, where your cinematic journey becomes a testament to the transformative power of storytelling. Submit your film, inspire the world, and be a part of something extraordinary.

Most Inspiring Film Award 2024 - Trophy + Cash Visa Card (TBC)

Most Moving Award 2024 - Trophy

Best Feature Film 2024 - Trophy

Best Feature Documentary 2024 - Trophy

Best Short Documentary 2024 - Trophy

Most Inspiring Documentary 2024 - Trophy

Best Animation 2024 - Trophy

Best Music Video 2024 - Trophy

Submitting your film to Films That Inspire is an exciting step towards sharing your creative vision with the world. We just need to make sure everything is as smooth as your storytelling.

By submitting your film, you confirm that you have the full permissions, copyright, or ownership of the material you're sharing. It's like ensuring your film's passport is stamped and ready for the global stage.

Now, let's talk about the grand showcase. You agree to let Films That Inspire feature your film as part of our 2024 program, both in live events and on secure third-party websites. It's your film's chance to dance in the spotlight, and we're here to make it happen.

For selected films, we'll send out the golden ticket—notification! Within 14 days, kindly share a 1920 by 1080 h264 or MP4 version of your masterpiece with us. It's like giving us the keys to the cinematic kingdom.

And here comes the moment of glory—winners will be notified on the night of the event. If your film is eligible for an award, make sure to claim your prize within 30 days. We wouldn't want your accolades to feel lonely.

Now, about the ongoing journey. Films That Inspire holds the continuous rights to use and showcase the entire event, including all the selected films. We may charge ticket fees and even sell the event, but don't worry; your film is the star, and it comes along for the ride.

In the unlikely event of Films That Inspire being passed along to a third-party program, filmmakers will get the inside scoop and the choice to gracefully bow out if they wish. And here's the bonus: eligible filmmakers will receive a 3 percent payment for their film's inclusion.

As we embark on this cinematic adventure, rest assured that Films That Inspire takes every measure to keep your films secure during screenings. While we can't be responsible for pirates sailing on third-party websites or beyond our team's reach, we're committed to safeguarding your artistic treasure.

So, submit your film, let the magic begin, and together, let's inspire the world one frame at a time.

Overall Rating
  • Ken Allen

    Awesome people dedicated to great and worthwhile films.. 👍

    November 2023
  • Luke Thomson

    Brilliant festival, it was great to be part of it! I love their commitment to sharing and acknowledging inspiring films. I wish there was more festivals like this! Great communication and good exposure, I will certainly be submitting more films in the future. Thank you.

    November 2023
  • My short films "Breathe In" and "Quetta Brown" were a part of Films That Inspire, Breathe In winning best documentary! even though I could not attend the event, the hosts made me feel very welcome and we were in touch digitally. Was great to receive a trophy in the mail, my first of its kind! Thank You!

    November 2023
  • Sandra Belts

    It was fantastic to be part of Films That Inspire. What a wonderful team! Thank you for accepting my film Visions.

    November 2023
  • was so good to be a part of .. would highly recommend this film festival

    November 2023