Oz International Film Festival (2)


30 Nov 2018
Call for entries

31 Aug 2019
Early deadline

21 Nov 2019
Standard deadline

07 Dec 2019
Late deadline

13 Dec 2019
Festival closed

14 Jan 2020
Notification date

17 Jan 2020
19 Jan 2020


Alma Road,  3182, St Kilda, VIC, Australia

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 17 January 2020      Festival end: 19 January 2020

The Oz International Film Festival has been conceived to celebrate the very best of Australian and International independent film making. At a time when movies are becoming more and more programmed by market research, demographics and comic books and computer game sales, is has never been more important to discover and foster new brave independent and adventurous visionaries dealing with life in the modern world, be it in a serious thought provoking style or in a satirist humorous way.

It also is of no importance whether your political bend is either left wing or right wing or non-political, your film will be judged on only one criteria – the quality of the work. Art should be open minded and stimulate healthy debate and thought. Proudly, we have no other restrictions on your work. This includes your works premier status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online.

Our categories include Australian Feature Film, Australian Short Film, International Feature, International Short, Documentary, Australian Indigenous Work and Music Video.

There will also be a Retrospective of Important Australian Seminal Movies which will include a Q&A with the original filmmakers and several workshops.

We are also proud to present a series of screenings of movies made by or about Australian indigenous people.

We look forward to your participation as either filmmakers, actors, musicians, industry judges, sponsors and theatre venues.

Best Australian Feature Film
Best International Feature Film
Best Australian Short Film
Best International Short
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Actor & Actress (Australian)
Best Actor & Actress (International)
Best Screenplay (International)
Best Screenplay (Australian)
Best New Talent
Best Indigenous Work
Best Incidental Music Score for a Feature or Short
Best Music Video
Best Original Song (Feature, Short or Music Video)
Best Screenplay
Best Indigenous Work
Best Music Video

We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished and will judge each submission as a completed work, whether it is or not. Once a film is entered, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut. That said, because OzIFF’s focus is on story, minor technical changes will not affect the final decision of any film. Should the film be accepted to play during the Festival, the filmmaker will have the opportunity to supply the Festival with their most recent version.

Please do not send original material or masters for preview or screening.

The Oz International Film Festival will not return preview or screening tapes.

The Oz International Film Festival will screen films off DVD or Blu Ray, USB Drive only in any format from around the world.

No other formats are accepted.


We confirm that you have granted The Oz International Film Festival the right to publicly exhibit your film and that The Oz International Film Festival will take all care but no responsibility for your film whilst in the possession of the Festival. We also confirm that if accepted into the festival you grant The Oz International Film Festival the right to publicly promote your film in all festival promotional materials, as appropriate. You also confirm that all necessary permissions have been obtained to enter this film in the Festival and that the film does not infringe the rights including copyright of any third party.



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