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February 2021

AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes

February 22

Entries are now open for the second AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes in partnership with Screenworks, a national pitching and screenwriting initiative aimed at discovering and developing an original feature film that celebrates Australia’s regional areas. 2020 finalists included A Sunburnt Christmas, which went on to be produced by Every Cloud Productions and was recently released as a Stan Original. This year, finalists will be pitching for the chance to receive: Professional script development sessions Invaluable feedback and mentorship from the judging…

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Sydney Film Festival – Submissions

February 26

Entries are open for the 2021 Sydney Film Festival for features, documentaries and short films in all categories of the festival program, including: The $10,000 Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) Award for Best Australian Documentary; the $7,000 Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films Live Action Award and Best Director (the Rouben Mamoulian Award); The $5,000 Yoram Gross Animation Award; Screenability, a non-competitive program for screen practitioners with disability; and the First Nations program.

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February 28 - March 3

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is Australia’s premier event for documentary, factual and interactive non-fiction screen content.

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March 2021

Melbourne International Film Festival – Submissions

March 16

Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the world’s oldest film festivals and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest. The festival has a large, dedicated and growing audience with a well-established public profile as a major event on the Australian calendar.

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March 26 - March 28

WIFT Australia has launched WIFT V-Fest, a three-day festival to feature masterclasses, workshops, panels, keynotes and a short film competition. The online women's film festival is aimed at celebrating, supporting, and elevating the work of women and gender diverse filmmakers and creatives both in front and behind the lens.

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April 2021

Revelation Perth International Film Festival – Submissions

April 1

Revelation Perth International Film Festival is calling for entries for its 2021 edition, looking for films of all forms, durations, subjects and nationalities. This call for entries underpins the annual program slate. Revelation takes place over ten days in July at Luna Cinemas (Leederville) and Luna SX (Fremantle) with satellite venues, events and partnerships across the metropolitan area that include talks, workshops, an academic conference and masterclasses.

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June 2021

Digistor webinar: New workflows for live and remote production

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

The sending of live video feeds, at high quality, from one location to another is becoming an increasingly common requirement for many productions — reducing the need to have everything and everyone on location. Achieving this used to be a choice between high cost or low quality. Today, it's possible and increasingly cost-effective to produce and deliver live video feeds reliably and at very high quality (broadcast quality) over normal internet connections without requiring dedicated lines, microwave links or satellite…

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July 2021

Revelation Perth International Film Festival

July 1 - July 11

Revelation takes place over ten days in July at Luna Cinemas (Leederville) and Luna SX (Fremantle) with satellite venues, events and partnerships across the metropolitan area that include talks, workshops, an academic conference and masterclasses.

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Vive La Révolution – French Retro Festival

July 1 - July 28
Dendy Newtown, 261-263 King St
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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Dendy Newtown will be host a special French retro film festival in celebration of Bastille Day and the 2021 Festival de Cannes. From François Truffaut to Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Dendy has collated 12 iconic titles, each either hugely influential in their own right, modern classics exemplifying the titanic talents of France’s celebrated film industry, or just possessing a certain je ne sais quoi including La Grande Illusion, The 400 Blows, The Intouchables, Amélie (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary), The Artist,…

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Antenna Documentary Film Festival – Submissions

July 16

Antenna is an international documentary film festival, established in 2011 with the mission to promote, celebrate and champion creative documentary cinema as one of the most exciting means by which we can connect to the contemporary world. Awards and prizes: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION The Best Feature Documentary Competition celebrates documentary filmmaking from around the world, accepting submissions from both international and Australian filmmakers. The winning filmmaker will receive a $10,000 cash prize. BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION The Best…

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Brisbane International Film Festival – Submissions

July 30

Entries are now open for the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) 2021, with the 27th festival to be held in cinemas across the River City from October 21-31. Submissions are now open in two categories – feature films and shorts films – and BIFF welcomes submissions across all genres and from all corners of the world. Films selected for the 2021 program will also be eligible for a number of new awards, to be announced in the lead up to…

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August 2021

MIFF 37ºSouth Market

August 5 - August 8

A selective event held during Melbourne International Film Festival for producers to pitch their script-stage screen projects to potential financiers. The market also includes screenings for buyers, modules for publishers and IP owners pitching to producers their manuscripts/creative assets for potential screen adaptations, and writers pitching their screenplays to producers, plus panel discussions. https://www.if.com.au/new-look-for-miff-37osouth-market/

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