Short Film Submission and Competition

For the first time in its 13-year history, CinefestOZ will include a Short Film Competition with four cash prizes up for grabs.

The prizes and awards being presented as part of the Short Film Competition include:

  • CinefestOZ Short Film Prize – $5,000
  • CinefestOZ Indigenous Best Short Film – $2,500
  • CineWest Best WA Short Film – $2,500
  • WIFT WA Best WA Female Short Filmmakers – $1,000
  • Audience Choice
  • Best Director
  • Annie MM Casting Award for Best Lead Actor – $1,000

Submissions are closed for the 2020 festival. Submissions will open in February 2021 for next years festival. 

To qualify for consideration for the prizes and awards, short filmmakers must meet the Short Film Competition submission guidelines.

Short filmmakers who have already submitted their films for 2020 will be in the running for the above prizes and awards (if eligible) and contacted by CinefestOZ shortly for further information on their specific eligibility.

CinefestOZ will be virtual for 2020, meaning all Australian filmmakers who submit content need to acknowledge their film may be available online – securely – for a time frame within the festival period (25 – 30 August 2020.)

These Australian short films are curated into sets and shown in Busselton, Bunbury, Margaret River and online. The short film screenings showcase WA and Australia’s filmmaking talent along interactive discussions with filmmakers.

Indigenous filmmakers are encouraged to enter all eligible categories.