Illustration: Adeline Pericart
Entries are now open for the 61st annual Sydney Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 4 June until Sunday 15 June, 2014. Submissions for the Festival are being accepted through FilmFestivalLife and will close on Thursday 27 February, 2014.
2014 will mark the 44th year of the Festival presenting its Australian short film competition, making it the oldest short film competition in Australia. Since 1970, the competition has served as launch pad for emerging Australian film talent, spring-boarding countless directors, producers and actors down a path to international success.
Past winners have included film luminaries from across Australia’s creative landscape including Chris Noonan, who went on to write and direct international cinema smash Babe; Don McAlpine, who received an Oscar nomination for Moulin Rouge and Jack Thompson, who has starred in numerous Australian classics including Sunday Too Far Away, The Man From Snowy River and Breaker Morant.
Other former winners Phil Noyce, Jane Campion, Rolf de Heer, Alex Proyas and George Miller have managed to carve acclaimed careers for themselves within the film industry, both domestically and abroad.
A small fee applies with the submission. Before entering, Festival organisers urge all entrants to read the submission requirements closely to ensure that all entries meet premiere status and broader eligibility requirements. Click here for full eligibility criteria and submission details.