68th Sydney Film Festival 

Call for entries 

Feature, documentaries and short films; First Nation filmmakers and filmmakers with disability

 

The Sydney Film Festival is currently accepting Feature and short films for its upcoming edition. The festival also accept films from First Nation filmmakers and filmmakers with disability for the First Nation and Screenability Program.  

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

  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Vary per section 

 

Eligibility   
International sections 
  • Films must have been completed since 28 March 2021. 
  • Films over 40 minutes in length must be a NSW premiere, e.g. it must not have screened* in the State of New South Wales (includes Sydney) to a public audience, of any size, prior to the festival’s Closing Night (19 June 2022). 
  • Films under 40 minutes in length must not have screened in Sydney to a public audience, of any size, prior to the festival’s Closing Night (19 June 2022).  

 

First Nations Program
  • Open to First Nation/Indigenous filmmakers 
  • Films must have been completed since 28 March 2021. 
  • Must be New South Wales/State premieres (films over 40 minutes) or Sydney premieres (films under 40 minutes) 
  • Films that are in a language other than English must have English subtitles 

 

Screenability Program 
  • Open to filmmakers with disability 
  • Films must have been completed since 28 March 2021. 
  • Must be New South Wales/State premieres (films over 40 minutes) or Sydney premieres (films under 40 minutes) 
  • Films that are in a language other than English must have English subtitles 

 

About 

Since its inception in 1954, the Sydney Film Festival (SFF), recognised by the Federation Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films (FIAPF), has increased in size and reputation to become a leading international film festival in Australia. The festival takes place each June at venues across Sydney. The SFF program celebrates the best of world cinema, screening features, documentaries, short films, retrospectives and a series of industry and public talks. In 2019, just under 270 productions from over 60 countries were selected for the festival, attracting an audience of over 180,000. 

In keeping with its mission and values, SFF recognizes the importance of equal opportunity and diversity in creating a healthy team environment and promotes a culture that is free from discrimination. SFF welcomes submissions from First Nation’s people, people who identify as having a disability and those who come from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

 

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for application to its International Festival participation Program.  

 

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
festivals@telefilm.ca
1 800 567-0890 

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