We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue Golden Age at the heritage-listed Paramount Pictures Building in Surrey Hills, Sydney.

Sydney Short Film Festival is an independent film festival that focuses on putting the spotlight on short films – a category that unfortunately doesn’t get the mainstream attention it deserves. We attract in particular classical and cult movies that goes well with our art deco cinema from the 1940s. Although we are an Australian film festival, we do accept submissions from around the world and encourage you to take the trip down-under to celebrate with your film and contribution with us.

Our judging panel consists of experienced Australian filmmakers who themselves have gone through the same path of creating and maintaining a film production.

Our festival will take place on January 28th 2019 and will be followed by an Awards Ceremony and after-party.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us and we will respond within 24 hours on business days.

For more information, visit our website!

Winners will receive certificates, laurels and advice on upcoming film projects.

We will accept films in the following categories:
Best Short Film
Best Short Drama
Best Short Comedy
Best Short Action
Best Short Experimental
Best Short Animation
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Score
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Producer

1. All films must either be dubbed in English or have English subtitles.
2. All films must be produced no later than 2016.
3. We retain no responsibility of copyright claims.
4. You allow us to promote your film and create promotional materials with your movie poster.
5. Short films must not be longer than 40 min (including credits).
6. By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes.