A few years ago, group of friends and film lovers banded together in the city's inner northern suburbs, projecting their short films, documentaries and audio-visual art guerilla-style throughout the suburbs. Vacant lots, blank alley walls and bedsheets in backyards served as the silver screens for the first-ever Pigdon Street International Film Festival.

The Festival has blossomed since these humble beginnings, moving to private screening venues and showcasing art and film from countries around the world to it's dedicated Melbourne fanbase.

The Pigdon Street International Film Festival, or 'PigStreetFest' as it has become commonly known in the local scene, remains both a bright reminder of Melbourne's cultural hubs and a contributing factor to Melbourne's reputation as one of the world's flashpoints for new film, comedy and live performance.

Awards will include certificates and statuettes, digital laurels for filmmakers to advertise their selection by the festival, treats, and exclusive online distribution deals. In addition, category winners will be able to present their films to the festival audience personally if they so choose.

✴ Submitting a film to the Pigdon Street International Film Festival is free, and will always be free.

✴ Films must be submitted by Midnight (AEST), November 30, 2023. No exceptions will be made.

✴ There is no geographical restriction to submissions. Both international and local filmmakers will be given equal weighting.

✴ Only one film will be accepted per submitter. Multiple submissions will result in a submitter being disqualified from selection. We want your very best, so leave the rest.

✴ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

✴ Films must have been produced on or after January 1st 2020.

✴ Filmmakers are responsible for clearing the copyright on their own materials. This includes music rights. PSIFF is unable to accept your film if rights are not cleared.

✴ By submitting to PSIFF, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience in Melbourne, Australia.

✴ Successful films will be notified by the nomination date (January 14) via email.

✴ PSIFF may promote your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✴ PSIFF retains the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.