The Setting Sun Film Festival is the premier film festival in Melbourne's western suburbs attracting award winning filmmakers from Melbourne, and the rest of Australia. We have grown over the past four years from a community festival to one with a national and international reputation attracting entries from around the world. We're a five day festival that includes a competition for the best short films under 15 minutes and feature length. Our categories are Open to all and cover animation, documentary, short feature, comedy, acting, directing, screenwriting, tertiary, secondary and more. We have a female only program sponsored by the award winning film produce Sue Maslin. In 2018, we will screen our first feature(s). Loads of cash and prizes to give away. Entries open October 2018 until 31st Jan -2018. You can enter short films here but for features go to

Awards & Prizes

$10,000 in cash and other prizes. Still being confirmed.

Rules & Terms

Check website.