After the success of the inaugural Melbourne International Youth Film Festival, MIYFF is very proud to announce a collaboration with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in 2020!

To commemorate the 30th birthday of MQFF we are looking for films 30 minutes or under. If you’re a young, ambitious and creative filmmaker, then we want your short film!
For our 2020 catalogue we are looking for films representing youth or by youth, as well as catering towards and celebrating queer content, and being appealing to a queer audience. 

MIYFF will showcase films of all genres. Our aim is to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQI+ community. No matter the concept, if you have something to say, we are all ears!

Submissions are now open, and close on December 6th 2019 at 9:00am (AEST). So, what are you waiting for?

Now, getting down to the nitty grittys.

Guidelines & Terms


Film submission requirements:

One film entry per person. Entries must be short films, no longer than 30 minutes in length. The film can be either fiction or non-fiction. The film can be produced anywhere in the world.

Note: English subtitles must be added if your film features foreign languages.
If your film is selected we will be in touch to discuss Closed Caption options for accessibility purposes. Films submitted must have completed production as from January 1st 2018 onwards.

If you are an Australian film maker please contact us before submitting for a waiver fee code:

We look forward to viewing your films!

Overall Rating
  • Marianne Marsac

    Thank you for organizing this first edition of a festival that I hope will be renewed ! It is a great opportunity for young filmmakers, and I am very happy to have been a part of it.

    PS : My grades are an average of those of my representative at the festival and what I have experienced from afar ! She said she would maybe recommend to have a more diverse range of categories and awards. She also thanks the team for their hospitality !

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hi Marianne, thanks so much for your review! We look forward to growing in future so that we can possibly incorporate further award categories and so forth.

  • What an amazing festival, thanks for inviting the Cannibal Cat!

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Definitely a crowd favourite!

  • Jose Andres Aguayo

    Great communication, I hope there will be another edition next year

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jose, we're proud to announce a second edition to come.

  • Excellent communication, looked like a really great festival :)

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Louis! Loved having your film apart of the festivities.