Adapt Enterprises Pty Ltd & Dream Station Enterprises Present:

Launch Short Film Festival 2023 | Sponsored by Leipzig Australia
See Australian short films, focusing on emerging South Australian filmmakers.

Saturday November 25 at The Mercury Cinema
13 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000

Arrive 6pm for 7pm start (Duration: 180 minutes, plus breaks)

Tickets: $30
Filmmaker / Artist / Concession / Student / Mercury Member: $25

Book online now to avoid disappointment: to be announced
(Booking fee applies. No refunds.)

The Leipzig award of $2000 to Best Film!
All film finalists will receive an acknowledgment.
Plus other great cash prizes to be won!

Are you an Australian filmmaker and want to submit your film?

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Award categories below. Cash prizes to be announced soon!

Best Short Film (Best Director)
Audience Choice
Best South Australian Short Film
Best Interstate Short Film
Most Original Short Film
Best Writer
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Actor – Youth (< 18 years of age)
Best Actor – Adult (> 18 years of age)
Best Music
Best Special Effects

* To be included in Launch Short Film Festival, short films must be made and submitted by Australian filmmakers.

* Running time for submissions is recommended to be 10 minutes. Please note: if an entry exceeds 10 minutes, it may be disqualified on this basis alone.

* If accepted into Launch Short Film Festival, you will provide a copy of your film as soon as possible. If you do not provide your film by the requested date, this may disqualify your film from being included in the Festival.

* Launch has the right to use all films entered into the Launch Short Film Festival for the screening and advertising of the festival henceforth, whether that be photos, footage or other.

* If Launch is unable to run a live, in-person event due to unforeseen circumstances, you permit us to run your film (wholly or partially) in an online film festival or another live festival, at the discretion of Launch.

* It is the sole responsibility of the filmmakers and their production companies if they breach copyrights for music, photos, scripts, any visual or written material within their films. Launch will not be held responsible.

* By making a submission, you take full responsibility for the film content and all permissions. You agree that you indemnify against and will keep harmless the Launch Short Film Festival and its affiliates, any and all claims arising out of or in relation to any breach of these terms and conditions.

* No disputes will be entered into regarding prizes. The winners are the sole decision of Launch and its affiliates.

Overall Rating
  • Stig Wemyss

    What a fresh new and exciting festival! We were not sure whether to enter or not but we are so glad we did. The team behind the event are easy to deal with and very communicative. The atmosphere is wonderful and the films are a very high standard. This has been a wonderful experience. Thank you all.

    November 2022
  • Great event/festival, well done to the organisers and I hope to see Launch back again next year!

    November 2021
  • Eva Grzelak

    Congratulations to the team at Launch for a wonderufl inaugural event! Although, due to travel restrictions, i was unable to attend, Adapt Enterprises were very helpful and thorough with communication both in the lead up to the event and after. Thank you for awarding my amazing lead with Best Youth Performance. Wishing the team all the best and looking forward to working together again in the future.

    September 2021