Building on the long and proud 30-year history of Jewish film festivals in Australia, JIFF - the Jewish International Film Festival - is the home of the most comprehensive range of Jewish-themed and Israeli films in Australia. JIFF screens annually in cinemas all across Australia, welcoming audiences of over 55,000 each year.
Please consider the JIFF rules and terms before submitting your film for consideration.
This category is reserved for any film whose runtime is 60 minutes or more (including credits). If the film is submitted into any Feature category and the length is less than this definition stipulates, JIFF will not refund any portion of the fees paid.
The submission fee:
• must be made in AUD, as collected by FilmFreeway
• is payable by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, UnionPay or PayPal, and accepted via FilmFreeway only
• cannot be waived
• cannot be discounted, including for the submission of multiple films.
• JIFF cannot provide refunds for submissions that do not meet eligibility criteria or are otherwise deemed to be disqualified under these regulations.
• Films submitted without payment will not be accepted and the submission will be disqualified.
Preview Screener Formats
Screeners in physical format are no longer accepted; JIFF accepts online screeners only.
Submitted films must be either uploaded directly to FilmFreeway via their Secure Online Screener system, or supplied as a password-protected Vimeo link or unlisted YouTube link entered directly into the FilmFreeway online application form.
• If the password changes at any point between the submission and the Festival, the Submitter must inform JIFF via email promptly.
To be eligible for consideration, all submissions must meet the following requirements:
• Films must have been completed after 1 January 2019.
• Films must not have been (or will not be) broadcast on television or publicly screened, distributed or exhibited in a physical location within Australia, prior to 1 January 2022. The only exceptions to this requirement are for private screenings held for cast, crew or investors, and film-school graduation screenings.
• Films must not have been (or will not be) available commercially online and accessible in Australia, either for free or via on-demand services prior to 1 January 2022. Screenings as part of a digital or online festival are permitted if the festival is for a limited run and geoblocked such that access by Australian viewers is prohibited.
• Films must be in their original language; if the original language is not English, subtitles in English must be provided.
• JIFF reserves the right to program films that do not adhere to the above eligibility requirements.
• These regulations are specific to JIFF 2021 and do not indicate eligibility for JIFF 2022 and beyond.
Authorised Use and Inclusion of Materials
It is the sole responsibility of the Submitter to:
• secure permission from the rights holders of any and all copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials included within the film
• clear all content within the film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based on theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim/s”).
JIFF will not be held responsible for any unauthorised inclusion of:
• any copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted project, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any Third Party Claim/s for copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition
• any content or materials within or relating to the submitted film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claim/s.
If any unauthorised inclusion of materials as set out above applies to a submitted film, JIFF reserves the right to forego consideration of that film, or to withdraw the film from confirmed programming – in which case any and all fees paid prior will be forfeited.
If a film has previously been submitted to JIFF, it is not eligible for submission to the 2021 Festival. This also applies to WIPs that have previously been submitted, even with significant changes.
• All Submitters will be notified of an outcome by end of August 2021. Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at JIFF. If the Submitter’s contact details change during the submissions period, you must inform JIFF via info(at)iff.com.au.
• If the film is selected to screen at JIFF 2021, it must be made available in one of the following formats, received by JIFF no later than close of business (5pm AEST) 10 September 2021:
• DCP (DCI Compliant)
• Other video format compliant with requirements
• If the film is selected to screen at JIFF 2021, the Submitter must provide a minimum of three (3) digital copies of stills from the film via the supplied digital form (minimum image specifications: 300dpi, JPGs or JPEGs only). Electronic Press Kits (EPKs), digital posters, director headshots and social media handles may also be supplied. Please note: JIFF may supply these materials to third parties for the purpose of editorial coverage of the festival. These materials will also be used for JIFF's publicly available print publications and print products as well as online media.
• All incoming freight charges will be covered by the Festival.
• JIFF's selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Festival does not provide critical analysis or feedback.