Freshflix are teaming up with Vivid Ideas Sydney to present their fifth season of Freshflix Film Festival off the back of their first Emerging Filmmaker Conference in Sydney this coming June 3rd & 4th at Giant Dwarf Theatre. The upcoming Freshflix will see the brightest shining talents of Australian and international independent film taking on the silver screen.

After a stunning Summer Season of Freshflix Film Festival, 2017 is proving to be bigger than ever with some special announcements coming soon. After four incredibly successful seasons, we're back to showcase the best in Aussie and international shorts around Sydney and beyond at some killer unique venues!

Our past events have set the tone with a blazing sunsets, live music and art and a heck of a cinematic experience... One set on a clifftop amidst the distant roar of crashing waves, another two warehouse parties with a Japanese food truck and banging great inner city vibes, and the past season featuring a banquet feast followed by a film party in a craft brewery.

There will be awards.

There will be beverages.

And by golly, there will be a sensational time had by all.

Open for submissions short and mid-length films.

Don't have a film to submit yet? Grab tickets to the next events and come along through ...

Event details under wraps but to be announced soon.... stay tuned, this one's going to be big.

Awards & Prizes

Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Director
Best Sound Design
Best Performance
Best Cinematography
Next Big Thing
WIFT Female Frother
Audience Choice

Prizes include Røde microphone gear, Final Draft Software, WIFT NSW membership and much more!

Rules & Terms

1. Australian and international films are eligible for Freshflix Film Festival. The festival accepts any genre. If you have any questions, please get in touch via
2. Entries will not be considered valid until the entry fee has been paid, unless otherwise negotiated with the festival.
3. Entries must be received by midnight May 12, 2017
4. Entries cannot be withdrawn after May 12, 2017
5. The producer grants Freshflix Film Festival the rights to exhibit the film in the current season of Freshflix Film Festival and subsequent tour through June - September 2017, and
Freshflix Film Festival will contact the producer ahead of selection in the Best Of compilation. The producer grants Freshflix Film Festival the rights to reproduce the film as part of a Festival ‘Best Of’ Australian Tour until May 2018.
6. The producer warrants to Freshflix Film Festival that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film to the festival, and the film does not infringe the rights of any third party, including copyright (including the use of music, literary or other material)
7. If your film is selected for the next season of Freshflix Film Festival, you will be sent confirmation via email by May 15, 2017
8. Uploads/hard drives of files must be received by May 21, 2017

11 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Pierre Sabrou

    A great festival, full of positive energy, communicative and very interesting. I'm really sad I couldn't attend the screening ! I will definitely resent my future films. Thank you !

    February 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Pierre! Hopefully we will see you here next time!

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    Michael Raso

    Thank you Freshflix for screening our film, and thank you for the awards! I would definitely encourage any film maker to submit their next film to Freshflix!

    February 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Michael! It was an absolute pleasure screening your work! We hope to see more from you in the future!

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    Patrick Green

    Although I wasn't able to attend the screening of my short film. The communication was great! Got some feedback on our screening too. Definitely worth the price. Will definitely submit my next film and hopefully attend one day!

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Patrick! Very much appreciated!

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    Jean Faucher

    Thank you Claudia and Jess for letting our images live on your screen Smooth and glitch free!!!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jean!!

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    Tibo Pinsard

    Couldn't attend, but I really enjoyed Freshflix, a kind of unique festival. Thanks guys!

    November 2016
    Festival winter square
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Tibo!!