*** We now accept submissions for our 2021 edition! Our next event will be held on February 10th, 2020. ***
Melbourne Short Film Festival awaits you for an evening of independent short films!
Our super-cozy, historical venue, the Sun Theatre is a popular host of cultural events and festivals, with a dedicated art-loving audience.
Our festival was founded to support and promote independent short films from all around the world. We recognize how difficult it is to get your short film ’out there’, and find a platform where your film can reach the right audience. We aim to promote and provide exposure to these films and organize a fun and culturally diverse night of indie cinema for filmmakers and cinephiles alike.
Our program will reflect the diversity and opportunities within the short film genre, and our goal is to show films that the audience would otherwise have not seen, and leave a lasting impact.
We look forward to seeing your submissions and welcoming you to Melbourne Short Film Festival!
Our submission window for our third edition is now open!
MSFF is run in association with Close:Up, a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.
The official selection will be carefully picked by our panel of expert judges, and will consist of the films nominated for an award. The films screened at the event will be selected from the official selection and promoted on our social media platforms and website, and the best ones will receive awards at the film festival in a wide range of categories. Both the nominees and the winners will get our official laurels and will be featured on our Facebook page and website.
- We only accept films in English language or with English subtitles
- Short films must not exceed the 40 min. length requirement
- By submitting to the festival you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at our venue in 2019
-By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes. Your information will never be shared with third parties.
- Selected films will be requested to provide all promotional materials for the promotion of the festival screening