Submit your feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, web series and television episodes and your Get Smart! smartphone films now!

Building on the incredible success of the inaugural festival in 2020, the WA Made Film Festival will return in March 2021 bigger and better with more films, more educational events, and a bigger audience.

WA Made Film Festival is Western Australia’s only independently operated film festival featuring WA made films.

WA Made Film Festival strives to showcase and celebrate talented cast and crew, stunning locations, and unique stories from all over Western Australia.

Held 12-14 March 2021, the WA Made Film Festival will screen across stunning locations including Palace Cinemas Raine Square right in the heart of Perth city.

Attracting audiences from all over Australia, the WA Made Film Festival 2021 will include World Premieres, Perth Premieres, pre-screening networking events, parties with drinks and canapés, Question and Answer sessions with filmmakers and other post-screening events and educational screenings.

Be part of this exciting new festival by submitting now!

2021 FESTIVAL:

A screening committee will determine which films will be exhibited over the three day film festival. All submissions are unfortunately not guaranteed to be shown.

Successful filmmakers will be notified early January 2021 and will receive an official selection laurel and be invited to participate in a Q&A after the screening to discuss the films journey with the audience. Filmmakers will receive 1 free ticket to their screening and if more attendees from the film would like to be on the Q&A panel (actors or other key crew) please contact festival organisers, additional complimentary tickets will be at their discretion. Unsuccessful submissions will also be notified early January 2021.

GET SMART! Presented by BUY WEST EAT BEST - Smartphone Film Challenge
- $1000 Best Film prize
- More awards and prizes to be announced

2021 FESTIVAL T&CS:

By submitting your content, you agree that WA Made Film Festival can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purposes. You also grant permission that your film may be made available online during the festival as part of an online ticketed component to the festival.

To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.

Films must be made in Western Australia with a preference on being post produced here too. Please email festival organisers to inform them of any elements of your film being non-Western Australian (actors, crew members, locations, post production etc).

Your submission will be watched in its entirety and judged fairly. All decisions of the committee are final.

All entries must have been completed after June 2019.

Works in progress/rough cuts are considered (if the final film will be completed well before March 2021).

English is preferred however films with English subtitles will be accepted.

You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival including music in the film.

Submissions are NON-refundable.

You also acknowledge that the film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if your film is not selected.

Applicants who do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.

Accepted short films will need to be supplied as a HD Prores 422 file with stereo or 5.1 audio
Accepted feature films will need to be supplied on DCP with a preference of 5.1 audio, if your film is not available on DCP, festival organisers can convert a Prores 422 file with embedded 5.1 audio at an additional cost (and a copy given to the filmmaker on harddrive).

GET SMART! Presented by BUY WEST EAT BEST rules:
1. The WA Made Film Festival Smartphone Film Event is open to WA residents only.
2. Submissions must be set and filmed in Western Australia.
3. Submissions must be shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet.
4. Submissions must be no longer than 10 minutes including titles and credits. There is no minimum time limit.
5. Final film must be an original idea from an original script with permission/rights to use all music contained within the film.
6. All genres accepted.
7. Films can be submitted by anyone, there is no age limit or qualifications required.
8. External microphones, smartphone lenses, lighting, tripods etc. are permitted and encouraged.
9. Post-production (editing, grading, sound mix, VFX, credits and titles etc.) doesn’t have to be done on the smartphone or tablet and can be done via any editing software or app.
10. Films must be made exclusively for the WA Made Film Festival and cannot screen anywhere prior to the festival (March 12 - 14, 2021). Films must not screen at film festivals or online until after 31st March 2021.
11. Final film must be delivered in HD quality. Preferably 1920x1080, MP4 at 24 or 25 fps.

Filmmakers will always retain the copyright on their films!

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  • Dean Butler

    AWESOME Festival. Excellent communication. Well organised.

    March 2021
  • Tristan Winter

    Amazing, fantastic experience! can't wait for next years festival :-)

    March 2021
  • Gavin Bond

    Fantastic film fest. Well run with a top notch venue and entertaining high quality screenings. WA Made Film festival is to be applauded for the great support they provide for fledgling WA Filmmakers.

    March 2021