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66th Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne, Australia, August 3 to 20, 2017

Call for entries

(Feature and Short films – all genres)

The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2017 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Submission Format: Withoutabox or secure online Vimeo or YouTube link (must be password protected, valid until August, 2017).
  • Competitive: Yes (Short films only)
  • Entry Fees: Yes
  • Films must have been completed after 1 January 2016;
  • Films must not have been/will not be screened commercially in the state of Victoria, Australia, in any form or duration prior to August 21, 2017;
  • Films broadcast on television, on the Internet or released on DVD in Australia prior to August 21, 2017 are ineligible for submission;
  • Films must be in their original language, with English subtitles if the original language is not English;
  • Short films must be 40 minutes or less.

Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The festival offers several sections dedicated to international films: Next Gen (for younger viewers), International Panorama, Documentaries, Night Shift (genre films), Backbeat (music films), Culinary, etc. MIFF has the People’s Choice Awards for most popular narrative feature and documentary.

MIFF Shorts Awards: films in this category are competing for a several cash prizes and the winners of the Best Short, Best Australian and Best Documentary awards become eligible to submit their film for the Academy Awards®.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the Melbourne International Film Festival as part of its Success Index.

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
514 283-6363