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April 2022

2022 AACTA Awards: Submissions

April 27 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

Entries are now open across Film, Television, Documentary, and Short Film categories for the 2022 AACTA Awards. The awards comprise more than 50 different award categories across film, television, documentary, and short film, celebrating Australian stories, culture, and creativity on the big and small screens. The 2022 AACTA Awards includes a change to the feature film eligibility policy, which has been updated to recognise films that premiere on streaming, subscription, or free to air television, with no theatrical distribution. More…

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August 2022

AFF Expand Lab – Expressions of Interest

August 23

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) has launched a new initiative, AFF EXPAND Lab, to support the next generation of moving images makers.  AFF EXPAND Lab will bring together visual artists, media artists, film and XR practitioners in a development lab with a commissioning outcome to be unveiled as part of AFF 2024, continuing the tradition of AFF’s history of delivering acclaimed development programs including Film Lab New Voices and HIVE. The inaugural AFF EXPAND Lab is a collaboration between Adelaide Film Festival, Samstag Museum of Art, Illuminate Adelaide, Art Gallery of South…

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First Nations Creators Program for Instagram: Submissions

August 25 @ 5:00 pm

Screen Australia and Meta Australia's First Nations Creators Program for Instagram is back for 2022, with applications now open. For the second year, the First Nations Creators Program will continue to foster First Nations talent, amplify their voices online and help create long-term career prospects in social media and digital content creation. The immersive program, to be held at Meta’s Sydney Office, will provide in-person training, practical workshops, mentoring, career connections, equipment, and content funding, for up to 10 emerging…

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September 2022

Smart Fone Flick Fest: Submissions

September 1

The annual Smartfone Flick Fest (SF3) is extending entries until September 1. The Australian-born, international film festival for movies entirely filmed on a smartphone or tablet is open to filmmakers of all ages and goes on screen and online in November. More than $50,000 worth of prizes is on offer including mentorships, new phones and iPads, apps, microphones, stabilisers, professional memberships, and more. Categories include kids and adults short films, feature films, 360-degree/AR/VR films, and more. Prizes are on offer…

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Natalie Miller Fellowship 2022 – Applications

September 9

The Natalie Miller Fellowship continues to support established women in the Australian screen industry, with applications now open for its annual grant of up to $20,000. Celebrating its 11th consecutive year, the targeted grant is designed to inspire the next generation of female leaders to achieve outstanding success at the top of their fields. Established in 2011 to recognise the unique contribution of screen industry pioneer Natalie Miller, the Fellowship is open to established women working in the Australian screen…

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AACTA Pitch in partnership with Monster Pictures: Submissions

September 23

AACTA's horror and genre film development initiative is back for a third year, with applicants invited to pitch their feature film concept that incorporates this year’s theme: Mother. This year’s recipient will receive $10,000 in development funds and an Australian theatrical distribution agreement with Monster Pictures Distribution. They will also get two tickets to the 2022 AACTA Awards and a 12-month AACTA Professional Membership, allowing them to attend AACTA Events, access to AACTA TV, and opportunities to network with some…

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Screen Producers Australia Ones to Watch: Submissions

September 23

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has opened applications for its 2022 Ones To Watch program, which this year marks its tenth anniversary. The program, which includes a $20,000 Screen Australia-supported internship, is designed to provide professional development and mentoring to early career screen producers looking to accelerate their careers. Over the course of six months, participants are profiled to the industry, matched with a prolific Australian producer from within the SPA membership for 1-on-1 mentoring, granted exclusive access to a series…

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October 2022

Flickerfest 2023 – Submissions

October 10

Flickerfest has opened entries for submissions in all categories, including four Academy Qualifying Awards across the Australian, International and Documentary Competitions. In 2023, the festival will celebrate 32 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases. Following the festival in Sydney, a selection of films will go on tour to 50+ capital cities and regional centres around Australia. Regular deadline: September 12Late deadline: October 10

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December 2022

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards: Submissions

December 13

Creo has announced the launch of Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, a major new annual awards program for short films. Sponsored by Sony and free to enter, the Awards set out to elevate original voices from around the globe with a fresh perspective on storytelling. Thirty shortlisted filmmakers will be selected and flown to Los Angeles for the Awards ceremony, taking place on February 22, 2023 in the Cary Grant Theatre at the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City, California.…

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