Sydney Multicultural Film Awards is an award ceremony that celebrates the talent coming from creatives from all around the world, with a focus on inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism. Set in Sydney, this festival offers a beautiful backdrop and home to the awards ceremony.
In our first year, the festival will be online due to the current lockdown in Australia, however, it will be a spectacular face-to-face event in the following years.
Also, you can take advantage of our much cheaper launch entry fee this year.
1. All the films will be able to house their project via our official media partner - TV1 (https://tv1australia.com/)
2. All the winners will receive certificates (due to the current Covid lockdown in Australia).
3. The Best Actor will receive a magazine feature and will appear on the cover of FilmCentral magazine valued at $3000 AUD
4. All the winners will receive a copy of the next copy of FilmCentral Magazine featuring the rest of the SMFA overall winners.
1. SUBMITTING CONTENT
SMFA will use the term "content" to mean and refer to any and all content, videos, films, media, captures and all other materials, such as publicity stills or other supporting content you submit to us.
To be considered for the SMFA, your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to formatting, compatibility, operating characteristics and submission and these can be found on the website. Your content must meet SMFA’s Content Requirements.
We will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content.
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
There are no age restrictions or requirements for the film awards. If you are considered a minor where you live (generally under 18 years of age) and you submit content for selection in the SMFA, you are confirming that you have received your parent’s/guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agrees to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.
3. CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
All short films must be from 2 minutes to 20 minutes. All sub-categories are for short film only.
Non-English films/videos must have English Subtitles.
You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, username, e-mail address, password, and your registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the SMFA.
The festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your entry to the SMFA.
You agree that you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect SMFA’s ability to gain support from third parties which assist the Film Festival and website to continue.
SMFA reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, in violation of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. SMFA reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content is in violation of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If it receives notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements, it may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.
In regards to intellectual property, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images, or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
4. COPYRIGHT; CONTENT REQUIREMENT VIOLATIONS; BREACH OF AGREEMENT
If you believe any content on the TV1 website and YoTube channel violates the copyright of any other party or violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us via the online contact form.
5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO SMFA
In connection with the content, you submit to us for consideration in the and associated videocasts, you are authorising SMFA the right to view your content for judging and then screen your film at the awards night if you are in the top ten finalists. This includes publishing the film to the SMFA website and Facebook page if you have selected the option on the entry form.
The rights described in this agreement are granted to commence immediately upon submission of content to and continue indefinitely. Note that SMFA holds non-exclusive rights to your film and that you are permitted to have your film entered into other festivals while it is an entrant in the SMFA.
After the awards night, all films who selected to have their films published onto the festival website will have their films published onto the website and possibly Facebook. You may write to us at any time and request the removal of your film, whereupon we will remove your content from www.tv1australia.com and all associated distribution within 3 working days.
SMFA has the right to include your film or parts of your film in its promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the SMFA, physical screenings, viral campaigns, presentations, and product pitches.
SMFA does not claim any ownership rights of the content that you submit to SMFA. You retain all rights, title, and interest in and to SMFA including, but not limited to all associated intellectual property and proprietary rights existing anywhere in the world and you acquire no ownership, proprietary or other rights, title or interest in or to the SMFA, any software or other information or materials we provide or make available to you. SMFA will not be liable for malfunctions, loss of data, damage to hardware, programs, or devices resulting from use of any software or interaction with SMFA. You must use your own programs and firewalls to scan all software, to prevent intrusion, viruses, other malicious code, and damage. SMFA is not responsible for any damage if you fail or are unable to do so.
You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorisations, rights, and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorisations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.
8. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You are solely responsible for your content, the representations, and obligations under this agreement and any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.
Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorised or that is in violation of this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any and all damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.