Salt House Creative International Film Festival, was founded by Salt House Creative Artistic Director and Australian of the Year finalist Dr. Daniel Widdowson. Screenings are held on the Central Coast in June every year, with quarterly winners announced throughout the year. This international film festival selects certain quarterly winning films to be screened at the annual event at The Savoy Cinema. In the event that the Cinema is not open, e.g. COVID restrictions, then a smaller screening will be held for judges at the Salt House Creative theatre.

The judging panel includes Australian industry professionals from the Australian Writer's Guild, Director's Guild, renowned reviewers, and a pool of professional actors.

We're extremely thankful for the high calibre of creatives who have chosen to enter this festival, having received both professional and Indie entries from 30+ countries.

Each quarter the following awards are distributed:

BEST SHORT - Under 40 minutes
BEST FEATURE - Over 40 minutes

Winners receive the official Salt House Creative laurel and the chance to be screened at our annual event.

Films that win awards are not guaranteed a screening. The winning films go into a pool of films considered for screening at the annual event in Sydney. The films chosen for screening is at the judging panel's discretion.

Films of an explicit nature will not be considered.
The judges decision is final

By submitting, you represent and warrant that you have full legal right and authority to submit the film/video project for consideration, and that all necessary consents, licensing, and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. You agree to hold Salt House Creative and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video project. You understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into the SHCIFF.

Overall Rating
  • Greg Moran

    Good communication. Very honoured to have our film Culicidae win an award at a quarterly screening.

    July 2023
  • So grateful for this festival and all they do

    September 2022
  • Michelle Rouady

    The Bonded by Blue team are thrilled for our lead actress Amelia Conway to be awarded the "best actress" award. Thank you for considering our film.

    June 2022
  • Jonathan Fisher

    Our entire team could not be more pleased than our film winning an award at this totally cool festival! Thanks, everyone at Salt House!

    June 2022
  • Jennifer Scott

    For my first time submitting to festivals, Salt House Creative International has made it such a wonderful experience. I am so appreciative of being part of this and will be submitting future films again to them.
    ~Jen Scott

    June 2022