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April 2022

TikTok Short Film Competition: Submissions

April 8

TikTok has launched a new short film competition as part of its partnership with this year's Cannes Film Festival, inviting members of its global community to share short films that utilise the app’s creative tools and effects. Three winners will be selected by a jury to win a cash prize and a trip to the festival in May, with submissions to be judged across three categories: Grand Prix, Best Script, and Best Editing. Submissions for the TikTok Short Film competition…

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Screen Queensland Ride Shorts: Submissions

April 11

Screen Queensland is calling Queensland-based filmmakers from under-represented backgrounds to apply for the second iteration of RIDE Shorts, an opportunity to secure $35,000 to create a nonfiction short film. Following on from last year’s highly successful inaugural program, the RIDE Shorts initiative – standing for Respect, Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality – will support the creation of up to four documentary shorts to premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) in October. Applications for RIDE Shorts are open now on…

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2022 Screenrights Cultural Fund – Submissions

April 15

Screenrights’ 2022 Cultural Fund is open for applications, with up to $250,000 in funding available for projects that respond to the annual focus of New Opportunities. In an effort to strengthen the chance of funding for more diverse projects and reduce barriers to entry, this year Screenrights will be accepting expressions of interest from applicants who are less experienced in funding submissions or who may like to draw on extra assistance. Screenrights will be providing assistance in shaping applications in…

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Sydney Film Festival and Deutsche Bank’s First Nations fellowship – Submissions

April 29

Sydney Film Festival is encouraging all Australian-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film creatives who have begun a career in the film and television industry to apply for the Deutsche Bank Fellowship. Now in its second year, the initiative offer $20,000 for the winning fellow to further develop their skills through international placement or other professional development opportunities. The successful 2022 candidate will be selected by a panel of key industry personnel, and the Fellowship will be awarded at the…

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May 2022

Screen Queensland NQ Enterprise fund: Submissions

May 6

North and Far North Queensland screen businesses are now eligible to apply for up to $75,000 in funding from the Queensland Government. Administered via Screen Queensland, NQ Enterprise is a $250,000 fund designed to support active screen businesses with a track record in production, post-production, production services, game development, or distribution. Eligible screen businesses may wish to apply for assistance in hiring new team members, engaging expert consultants, purchasing equipment and infrastructure, investing in innovation, exploring new revenue streams, or…

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Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge – Applications

May 9

The Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge provides the opportunity for rising Australian and New Zealand animators to have their work seen by some of the industry’s top experts. As part of this initiative, Epic Games is offering three weeks of free Unreal Engine online training for real-time animation, from April 11-29. The free courses are suitable for all skill levels, and are open to anyone – whether or not they go on to participate in the challenge. The application deadline for eligible creatives…

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Screen Australia and Australians in Film’s Talent Gateway program and the Global Producers Exchange: Submissions

May 12 @ 5:00 pm

Screen Australia and Australians in Film (AiF) have announced the return of the Talent Gateway program and the Global Producers Exchange, two initiatives designed for creatives to expand their skills so they may have a greater chance of success in the global market. Talent Gateway provides screenwriters and directors who have had some success either internationally or in Australia, with the skills, knowledge, access, and relationships necessary to succeed further internationally. Up to six delegates will be selected to participate…

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Earth Futures Festival – Submissions

May 15

The Earth Futures Festival is an international film and video event showcasing the important role geoscience plays in tackling our most pressing global challenges such as climate change, the management of our natural resources (water, minerals, energy, soils), transitions to cleaner energy, mitigation of the risks from #NaturalHazards and building sustainable cities. The Festival is organised in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 685: Geology for Sustainable Development and with…

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MIFF Critics Campus 2022: Submissions

May 16

Applications are now open for MIFF’s Critics Campus, a intensive, week-long program of panels, workshops and mentoring designed to provide emerging Australian screen critics with a unique platform to nurture their talents in a live festival setting. Following two dynamic online editions,  this year will herald the return to an in-person format, which will take place from August 8 - 12 August as part of the festival’s landmark 70th edition. Eight selected participants from across Australia will take part in…

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Melbourne Webfest – Submissions

May 18

Melbourne Webfest has opened submissions for 2022 as part of its 9th annual festival. Webseries creators will have up to March 30 to submit for the regular deadline, or alternatively the final call of May 18. The festival offers an exciting opportunity for creators to get their webseries out to the general public, industry community, and funding operators. The festival over the years has helped many creators get a step up in the industry including: Aunty Donna, who recently featured…

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