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
  • Fantastic festival, incredible films and amazing people behind it

    August 2021
  • B. Suresh Kumar

    Proud to share our short film SCHOOL BELL is one of the top Finalists in this Prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. A grand film festival with great vision for choosing Extraordinary films.

    August 2021
  • Great communication.. Well responded.. Giving good support and opportunities for Film makers..

    August 2021
  • 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