Oz Indie Film Festival (3)


08 Feb 2020
Call for entries

04 Apr 2020
Early deadline

01 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

30 Sep 2020
Late deadline

20 Dec 2020
Extended deadline

10 Jan 2021
Notification date

05 Mar 2021
06 Mar 2021


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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This festival is not currently open for submissions.

Festival start: 05 March 2021      Festival end: 06 March 2021

After the resounding success of our 2nd season, the Australian, Oz Indie Film Festival will, once again, celebrate the very best of International and Australian independent film making. At a time when movies are becoming more and more programmed by market research, demographics, comic books and computer game sales, it has never been more important to discover and foster new brave independent filmmakers.

Your film will be judged on one criteria only – the quality of your work. So feel free to let the world know your opinions and politics, provided these are dramatically crucial to the work you submit. Within the realms of what's legally decent, we won't censure your work.

Our categories include Australian Independent Feature Films, Australian Short Films, International independent Films, Documentaries, Australian Indigenous Work, Animated Features, Animated Shorts, Student Work and Music Videos.

Whether you are chosen for screening or not you entry may be selected for U.S. TV broadcast on The Mini Movie Hour.

The purpose on the show is provide filmmakers exposure on U.S. broadcast television. The series reaches approximately 50 million households throughout the U.S. and can also be view on OTT platforms. You can view four of the episodes at www.minimoviehour.com/watch.html.

We would like to let you know in advance that we do not charge to be featured on the Mini Movie Hour and we do not pay a licensing fee. Also, our license is non-exclusive.

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.

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 Indie Film Festival will not return preview or screening tapes.

The Oz Indie Film Festival will screen films that are uploaded or 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 Indie 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 Indie 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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