10th Indonesian Film Festival’s Short Film Competition

WIN prizes and have your short films seen by entering the Indonesian Film Festival’s Short Film Competition. Gabriella Affrin has the details.


Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) invites filmmakers from all over the world to participate in the Short Film Competition. Two potential winners in the Best Short and Most Favourite categories respectively, will receive exciting prizes from IFF, and have the opportunity to showcase your film making skills to audiences.

The competition is free and open to everyone, and accepts any film genre. However, in the purpose of promoting Indonesian film culture, IFF will only accept shorts either made by Indonesians or feature Indonesian language and cultures – including ones shot in Indonesia.

Participants will also need to observe the guidelines on IFF’s official website to be eligible for the competition. Some of the rules include providing English subtitles and keeping the short within the 25 minute time limit.

If you’re a budding filmmaker, submit a finished piece by February 28. The festival only accepts YouTube unlisted uploads. Furthermore, you will be asked to fill an online registration form and provide a link to your short in order to complete the submission process. IFF will inform you soon after whether your short is approved or not.

The festival itself will run from April 9 to 18 and is set to be more vibrant and bigger than ever.

To learn more about the Indonesian Film Festival’s Short Film Competition and its guidelines, visit the festival’s official website.

Additionally, you can follow IFF through Facebook and Instagram (@iffaustralia) to partake in other pre-events, including IFF Under the Stars and Film Making Masterclass.

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