Call for application: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival!

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival!

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is amongst the world’s newest documentary film festivals and is one of the most fun and interesting stop-overs on the international documentary film festival circuit.

Each year the Festival curates world-class feature and short documentaries direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world, such as Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival, Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge, and IDFA.

But what matters most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate, and relevant to Australian audiences. The Festival is currently recruiting for 90+ Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Micro-Documentaries, Documentary Webseries, & Documentary Photography.

Five reasons to submit to the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival:

  •  The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival represents a great opportunity to showcase your documentary with an audience, in a theatre in one of the best postcodes on the planet – Melbourne Australia at Melbourne’s dedicated documentary and factual filmmaking festival,
  • The Festival is one of Australia’s largest showcases of local Australian documentaries, having showcased a massive 36 features and shorts in 2016,
  • The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival curators assess all documentaries and provide feedback on documentaries (upon request),
  • 70% of the feature documentaries were offered distribution deals on VOD in Australia after their festival run.
  • The Festival has a wide array of prizes ranging from cash prizes, distribution deals,  DVDs, Wine and industry passes and memberships,

Successful entries 

  • 1 x Open Access Pass to all festival documentaries
  • 10  x tickets to selected documentaries at the festival (not redeemable for cash)
  • Feedback on your documentary (upon request)
  • The opportunity to win cash prizes, distribution deals, wine, and DVD’s

Unsuccessful entries 

  • Complimentary double pass to selected documentaries at the festival (not redeemable for cash)
  • Feedback on your documentary (upon request)
Become a part of Melbourne documentary film history and
submit your “Reel Stories” today.

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Jul 06 – Jul 15, 2018
Melbourne, Australia