Entries are now open for the 63rd Sydney Film Festival which will run from June 8-19 2016.
Entries are open for all categories including features, documentaries and short films (under 40 minutes). Submissions are being accepted through FilmFestivalLife and will close on February 26. Among the categories:
• The Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) Award for Australian Documentary (cash prize $15,000), supported by Documentary Australia Foundation with a $10,000 cash partnership and an additional donation of $5,000 from a SFF Director’s Cut patron.
• The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films Live Action Award and Best Director (the Rouben Mamoulian Award) – both winners receive cash prizes of $5000 sponsored by Dendy Cinemas. The winner of the Live Action Award is eligible for Academy Award consideration.
• The Yoram Gross Animation Award, named in memory of the Australian animation producer and director Yoram Gross, provides a $5000 cash prize to the best Australian animated short film. Winners are Academy Award-eligible.
• The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award (cash prize $5,000).
Both the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films and the DAF Australian Documentary competition are exclusively for Australian films.
A small entry fee applies. Before entering, festival organisers urge all entrants to read the submission requirements closely to ensure that all entries meet premiere status and broader eligibility requirements.
DEADLINE: Friday February 26