Sydney Australian Film Festival (SAFF) is one of the largest online film festivals in Australia!! An Official IMDb qualifying competition very soon!

The selected status change in the first 24hs!

The winner can be screened online for everyone through the official SAFF website! More than 80 countries participate in the SAFF competitions every edition!

Sydney Australian Film Festival was born as a dream in Australia, but over the years it has spread to the whole world inspired by our beloved filmmakers! We are proud to share the incredible works through the website!

The quality standard of this online competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement.

SAFF TROPHIES and Certificates
Three Winners per category (Gold, Silver and Bronze)

- Best Narrative Short Film
- Best Experimental Short Film
- Best Documentary Short Film
- Best Animation Short Film
- Best Horror Short Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Half-Length Film
- Best Feature Film Fiction
- Best Feature Film Documentary
- Student Short Film
- Virtual Reality
- 1 Minute Short Film
- Web / TV Series
- Best Trailer /Teaser
- * Best Director
- * Best Cinematography
- * Best Screenplay
- * Best Soundtrack
- * Best Acting Duo
- * Best Actor
- * Best Actress
- * Best Editing
- * Best Production

1- The festival is a monthly competition and accepts all types of films from all over the world. Short Films: under 25min. Half-Length: between 25 and 59min. Feature Films: over 60 minutes. Web Series: under 180min, Virtual Reality and Student Short Films: under 25min. Music Videos under 10min. Trailer/Teaser: under 5min, 1 Minute Short Film: under 60 seconds.
2- Films must have been completed after 1 January 2020. There is no premiere requirement. You can also submit the same project in the next season's competition in case you haven't been officially selected in the last editions.
3- All films must be presented in their original language (with English or Spanish subtitles).
4- Additional categories (Director, Cinematography, and Screenplay) will be evaluated separately, so they will be considered as separate categories, any movie has the possibility of winning them.
5- No work or artist will be either discriminated against or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, and every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
6- SAFF doesn’t download data or accept Dropbox submissions. Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers such as Vimeo or YouTube.
7- In order to be fully and properly considered, films must be available to view through FilmFreeways’s online screening interface.
8- The selection committees and juries' decisions are final.
9- In order to participate, the entrants must bear a nonrefundable entry fee.
10- Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% of all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Sidney Australian Film Festival.
11- The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
12a- By submitting a film or any media through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agrees to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes, including using those materials on the Festival's website.
12b- You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the Sidney Australian Film Festival (SAFF)

Overall Rating
  • stella sollai

    Proud to have participated in your fantastic festival!!!

    February 2023
  • Nathan Hill

    Was an awesome experience and glad to have been a part of it!

    December 2022
  • Thank you to the SAFF. Great festival with good contacts, people and selection. Proud of the award won and the beautiful statue.

    November 2022
  • Barbara McVeigh

    I appreciate the hospitality of the Sydney Australian Film Festival. I wish I could have been there to meet everyone! I wonder if it's possible to do a zoom collective meeting. . . thank you again!

    November 2022
  • jze dormido

    Thank you for allowing us to participate in the festival. We are honored to receive such recognition. Thank you very much!

    November 2022