The Melbourne International Film Festival

Posted Monday 05 Dec 2022

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the world’s oldest film festivals and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest. You have until 11.59pm (AEDT) Tuesday 14 February 2023 to submit your film to this prestigious festival! 

Films must be completed after 1 January 2022. MIFF has an Academy®, BAFTA and AACTA accredited short film competition. The winners of the top prizes in the short film competition become eligible for Oscar® consideration.

Click here for the categories and information on how to enter

MIFF has successfully extended its activities to include a raft of industry and filmmaker focused programs to complement its core business, the screening program. These are:
• Accelerator, a 4-day educational and inspirational skills development program for up-and-coming directors with short films screening at MIFF;
• MIFF 37ºSouth Market, a 4-day film financing market for producers with market-ready projects pitching to potential international and local co-financing partners;
• MIFF Premiere Fund, MIFF’s own investment and loan fund, providing essential financing support for local feature-length films. In 2022, MIFF presented 34 world premieres, 10 of which were Premiere Fund films.
• MIFF Talks program, a complementary program of panels and In Conversations featuring invited guest directors, actors, screenwriters and producers.