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71st Melbourne International Film Festival 

Melbourne, Australia, August 3 to 20, 2023

Call for entries 

(Feature and Short films (all genres), episodic, XR) 

The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2023 edition. 

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

  • Competitive: Yes (Short films only) 
  • Entry Fees: Yes 

Please consult the festival website.


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: International Panorama, Documentaries, Night Shift (genre  films), International Shorts, etc.  

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® in 2023 

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection of feature films in the Melbourne International Film Festival as part of its International Promotion Program.

Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890