The city of Sydney first evokes images of its famous Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Now Sydney is creating a new face, the home of movie-making! There’s a reason MARVEL has moved so many of its productions to the harbor city and within the next 5 years it will host the MARVEL Studios' headquarters! Let’s share a walkabout together at The Sydney International Cinema Awards!

As the world’s ports are still constrained and the population begins to feel like they can travel freely, once more. We’re determined to continue with plans to support independent film across the Unites States and around the world in 2021.

Please stay tuned! We have a couple of tricks up our sleeve.

GO Independent Film! GO Sydney!

**Ask about our Film Festival FAME Factor Ticket and 2 Week Acceptance Notification!**

We are producing a full on, live film festival and awards ceremony. HOWEVER, we are susceptible to country, state and local laws, which enforce specific, gathering guidelines. To that end, circumstances beyond our control include venue policy and protocol, and insurance limitations.

For the year 2021 and for the foreseeable future, we will be producing both a virtual and live event. Please understand, before submitting, that with little to no notification, we may have to change presentation formats.

Triumphant Trophies!

We are accepting submissions for Feature & Short Narrative Films, Feature Length & Short Documentaries, Screenplays, Teleplays, Music Videos, Trailers and Art & Design. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker or screenwriter. Productions produced from 2010 to June 2021 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 1), Blu-ray or online screener for consideration by the Jury.

All entries must be sent to FAME, LLC. Videos and DVDs submitted will not be returned unless accompanied by SASE. Films selected for The Sydney International Cinema Awards will be announced no later than October 04, 2021.

All presentation materials for The Sydney International Cinema Awards must arrive no later than September 24, 2021 (post marked by September 20, 2021). Please notify us by mail or email of any address changes.

The Sydney International Cinema Awards is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted, film accepted, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that The Sydney International Cinema Awards may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or The Sydney International Cinema Awards Event and F.A.M.E. related promotion via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The submitters shall indemnify and hold harmless The Sydney International Cinema Awards and F.A.M.E. LLC related entities, it's vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

If 'Nominated', presence at the Awards Ceremony is NOT required to Win.