'COURAGE’ is the theme of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Short Film Competition this year.

The competition goes from strength to strength in its quest to unearth exciting and talented new filmmakers from India and Australia. The entrants need to submit their best work (narrative or documentary) of ten minutes or less, on the theme of ‘Courage’.

No easy task then! But with previous winners earning Film Victoria funding and assisting the director of a major Bollywood feature, the rewards can far outlast their films’ short running times.

The winning films will be shown throughout the Festival.

All entries are FREE. Closing date is 30 June 2019.

The winning film/s are screened before each feature film throughout the festival.

• To be eligible for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Short Film Competition all submission must be no more than 10 minutes in length.
• We prefer films to have been completed within 2 years of our closing date.
• All films should be in English or have English subtitles.
• As this is a competition we do prefer that films that haven't been previously broadcast.
• You can submit the films by uploading the film on YouTube/ Vimeo as a private or public link.
• If you wish to send the DVD copy of your film, please post it to:
IFFM Short Film Competition
Mind Blowing Films
14/82 Acland St
St Kilda Road VIC 3182
• Winning entrant's flight to India will only be provided from within Australia

Overall Rating
  • Sudheer Paatil

    Great organisation! Amazing team efforts!
    It was very joyful experience attending this festival. Many different events provided required Ford for every film lover and film makers.
    Sorry film festival selection process was very distinct and all selected films were great viewing experience. I wish the organising team congratulationsand all the best for future events.

    September 2019
  • As a first-time attendee of the festival, my overall experience with the team and the festival went above and beyond my expectations. I truly felt respected and valued. The entire IFFM team were extremely warm and welcoming. I’m really looking forward to the next one and will definitely be a regular attendee of the IFFM hereon!

    August 2018