Best Script - 2nd Date
Jury Award - A Movie is Born
Best Cinematography - Almond Wood
Best Narrative - Bad Love Tigers
Best Producer - Blowing on the Embers
Best Feature - Eagle Knight
Best Cast - Edward and Isabella
Best Actor - EVERYTHING IS EXPLAINED (The Little Brooklyn)
Best Short - Far Away Man
Best Editor - House of David "Life Everlasting" a Documentary Film
Best Drama - Limited Edition
Best Director - London Gangstah
Best Feature Documentary - Neither a Girl Nor a Woman
Best Short Documentary - She He It
Best Romance - South Bridge
Best Horror - The Haunting of Lanquetot
Best Historical Film - THE WATERS OF BABYLON
Best Actress - Touched

Filmmakers and film directors will come together to celebrate the best of film.

Australia has, for many years, cultivated some of the best independent work the market has ever seen. From filmmakers to actors, Australia has exported some of the best talent, and arguably some of the most imaginative work for generations. The Sydney International Film Festival will see our online festival as the perfect bridge between entry level work and full professional status. A great way to inspire next generation work and an instantly romantic and exciting destination for outsiders to screen their projects.

Open to all filmmakers and scriptwriters!

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Cinemtography
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Screenplay
Best Drama
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Romance
Best Animation
Best Series
Best Cast
Best Comedy

The Sydney International Film Festival accept all forms and genres. Films must be submitted via online screener (Vimeo, YouTube).

All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.

We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place.

Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for selecting my horror feature, "BOX OF GLASS", as an Official Selection in the 2022 festival!

    February 2023
  • Alexander Senicki

    No doubt about it, SIFF puts on a thoroughly great festival! Thank y'all for supporting independent filmmakers! We look forward to submitting part two of our film.

    October 2022
  • Thanks so much for the Official Selection, Sydney, for “Possum Man!” One day I’ll make it down under to visit your land of great taste. ;-)

    September 2022
  • Berfi Öğüt

    Thank you to the judgesSydney International Film Festival for considering our film The Waters of Babylon as a Best Historical Film winner their film festival. I am grateful to everyone who has given this film light and spread our story.

    September 2022
  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc.

    On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of Sydney International Film Festival. When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent.

    It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants! To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself.

    We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common too many societies.
    We recommend submitting your work and we certainly intend to participate again in the future.

    Peace and stay safe!

    January 2022