The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne invites filmmakers to enter Short Film Competition 2021. IFFM Short Film Competition is your chance to showcase your incredible work at this year’s festival. The theme for this year’s short film competition is Modern Slavery, Exploitation, Human Rights, and Equality.

With Equality, Freedom and Inclusion being the underlying principles of our festival, this year we decided to address a theme that threatens these principles in the contemporary world. IFFM Short Film Competition is your stage to show us your representation and take on Modern Slavery, Exploitation, Human Rights, and Equality.

Entries now open!

All entries are FREE.
Closing date: 20 July 2021

• To be eligible for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Short Film Competition all submission must be no more than 15 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 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

Overall Rating
  • Great, really enjoyed the layout and communication was amazing!

    February 2021
  • Kamal Krishna

    This is my first time entering the festival and it's a great discovery. Amazing team and passionate artists. So glad I found this community.

    December 2020
  • Puneet Gulati

    Amazing experience with IFFM team. Communication was so smooth and very encouraging platform for new filmmakers. One of the best film festivals globally who actually don't charge a single dollar for submitting the films. Our film Cafe choice was one of the top 4 finalists for the IFFM competition. Grateful for the opportunity to this team.

    November 2020
  • It was a wonderful experience. Thank you for the great opportunity.

    November 2020
  • Great organisation & amazing festival! My short “Manasanamaha” has won best Short of 2020 at IFFM, The communication is so good and you get great exposure! One of the best Film festivals in the world.

    November 2020