GIFF - G International Film Festival is a short, long short and feature film competition festival screened on 1- 9 July, 2022.

Its aim is to provide quality films to our festival audience with attention to live-action and animated works which hold particular attention to the craft of performance, cinematography, sound and score, and editing.

We are seeking shorts, long shorts and features in documentary, animation, live action and narrative films up to 150 mins there are no restrictions on when or where the film was made as long as the film itself can be classified into a general audience rating.

If you have an interesting live action or animated film, we warmly welcome you to submit to our film section of our festival. With many best wishes - the GIFF Committee.

Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Experimental

RULES
(1) Short live action and short animated films of up to 49 minutes, and feature films between 50-150 minutes in total duration including credits are welcome to submit into the festival before the closing date and no submissions will be considered after the closing date without exception.

(2) Short film screening copies for Official Selection will be provided by the film maker to the festival as 25 fps, 1920x1080 16:9 (or HD or 2K 2:39.1 scope for feature films) as ProRes HQ mov files in stereo or 5.1 sound formats with no closed captions or watermark. These must be QC’ed for sound and image levels as broadcast safe before submitting. Submitting any other codec, size, or frame rate whatsoever will be instantly disqualified. Do not ask the festival for assistance in converting your files, this is the responsibility of the filmmaker. If you do not have access to ProRes HQ encoding from your master edit timeline required for submission, do not enter into this festival. Any communicated requests about questions relating to why you are to submit these specs will be ignored and deleted without response. Any file that has not been QC’ed for broadcast safe levels will be automatically deleted and your submission disqualified so it is important that you play, monitor through REC709 scopes and loudness metres, to watch the entire master upload file that you are planning to submit BEFORE you submit to the festival. If the festival QC process detects any broadcast safe level violations your work on download of your master file, you will be automatically disqualified from the festival as a breech of this rule.

(3) There are no premiere requirements and you are welcome to submit films which have been screened at other festivals in previous years as long as you notify us with details of prior screenings for our festival marketing.

(4) All costs such as freight, travel, accommodation, and any other related fees are the responsibility of the rights holder.

(5) Notification - successful films will be invited into Official Selection by email and FilmFreeway's selection status and unsuccessful submissions will be notified through FilmFreeway's selection status only.

(6) There is no age limit to film makers who wish to enter a film into consideration.

(7) We do not consider material which can be understood as rough cuts, TVCs, corporate or trainings, pornographic or erotic, home video, and or a work in progress film.

(8) The decision of the selection committee is final with no exceptions.

(9) No feedback will be provided on your submission and emails requesting to do so will be ignored.

(10) We will not consider films which are outside the acceptance of the Australian film classification range of G, PG, M, M15+, and R however you do not have to hold an official classification rating.

(11) A ‘best film’ award will be granted in the festival (see awards section for list).

(12) Submitting to the festival does not guarantee inclusion into Official Selection.

(13) By submitting to the festival, you agree to waiver all legal action in perpetuity against the festival, its organisers, venue, associates, stakeholders, families and or affiliates.

(14) All subtitles (if applicable) must be in English as 'burnt in’. We will not accept seperate SRT or equivalent subtitle files.

(15) All submissions must be made by the film's rights holder.

(16) All films must have all clearances made before submission and provide a PDF image, design, trademark and sound and music cue sheet detailing all permissions used in your film, signed and dated by the film’s rights holder. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify your entry.

TERMS

(1) The festival is conceived and organised by Honey Arts International with the intention of providing an annual film festival which is based on the platform of screening unique films.

(2) Submission reviewers are looking for films which have engaging stories regardless of the film maker's track record or experience, which respect the craft of production and post-production and have a sense of polished sound and vision.

(3) All copies of successful and unsuccessful submissions will be deleted at the conclusion of the festival.

(4) All Official Selection films will be represented on the festival website with a high quality still, a short synopsis, and technical detail provided by the rights holder.

(5) If you are having difficulty in sending us your selected film, please get in touch with us in a reasonable timeframe so we can discuss your situation.

(6) All Official Selection films will receive emailed festival laurels.

(7) We have no issue if dialogue in your film is not in English. In fact, we encourage non-English language films to be submitted in the lineup but if this is the case, please submit the film with burnt in English subtitles using 90% white, Helvetica font and centre justified alignment where possible.

(8) By submitting to the festival you agree to the rules and terms. Such terms and rules are non negotiable and we will not negotiate or change rules on a case by case basis.

Overall Rating
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  • Andreas Aicka Thomsen

    Participating in the G International Film Festival has been a pleasure from the very beginning. Everything has been clearly organised, communicated and professional all the way through.
    I shall return. Thank you.

    August 2021
  • Adrian Eppel

    Great, professional-looking festival!
    I was a little concerned when it had to be online due to the lockdowns in Melbourne, but it ran extremely well online and the design was super slick and very professional.
    Communication was top-notch too.
    Will enter again!

    July 2021
  • Gabriella Carlson

    Such (!) an exciting, well-coordinated and high-quality film festival! We are so grateful and honored that "Enough" was selected by the judges, it means so much for our team. The engagement and incorporation of interviews from all the filmmakers was also such a great addition to the festival. Thank you so much G Biennale for this years edition!

    July 2021
  • Joe Chang

    Great film festival and It's a great honor to have my short the Music Box selected. Thank you very much!

    July 2021
  • It is really a wonderful festival, great selection of movies, they did a fantastic job with the communication, the graphic, the editing of each session of events. And they were really super nice. Thanks a lot again to the team, I wish you the best!!!

    July 2021