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Australia/New Zealand

Key
ani = animated films
doc = documentaries
educ = educational films
exp = experimental/innovative
fant = fantasy films

flf = full-length features
gen = general subject matter
hor = horror films
ind = industrial films
kid = children's films

new tech = new technology
retro = retrospectives
sci-fi = science fiction
shorts = short films
vid = videos

TBA means date is yet to be announced.

Figures in parentheses before telephone or fax numbers represent the country code and area code.

15/15 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2009; touring nationally and internationally)
P.O. Box 1136
Fitzroy North
Victoria 3068
tel: (61-3) 4047-2172
fax: (61-3) 9481-4954
e-mail: filmfestival15@mail.com
website: www.filmfestival15.com
contact: Amadeo Marquez-Perez
deadline: TBA
theme: to record a short film up to 15 minutes in length in 15 hours
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Mini DV and VHS
no fee
non-competitive
comments: "The 15/15 Film Festival is an event that is focused at providing emerging and independent filmmakers with an opportunity to produce, record and screen a short film. The 15/15 Film Festival is divided into three main event, Information Sessions (Part 1), Filming Day (Part 2) and Screening / Travelling Festival (Part 3). All the films submitted into the Festival are programmed at least once into the Traveling festival Films that have been nominated for awards are then presented to finalist judges to allocate the 14 awards. The results will be officially presented on the Gala Night at the Capital Theatre, Melbourne, Australia."

A NIGHT OF HORROR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2009)
PO Box 143
Beecroft NSW 2119
Australia
tel: (61-4) 377-66 863
e-mail: dean@anightofhorror.com
website: www.anightofhorror.com
contact: Dr. Dean Bertram, Co-Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, flf, hor, shorts + music videos
theme: horror, especially films inpsired by H. P. Lovecraft
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: AUS$20-$55
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We hope that by actively promoting the genre in Australia, and by doing its bloody best to discover the new masters of horror cinema, A Night of Horror International Film Festival will continue in its own way to contribute to this horror renaissance."

ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2009; the festival is held biennially.)
12 King William Road
Unley, SA 5061
tel: (61-8) 8271-1029
fax: (61-8) 8271-9905
e-mail: info@adelaidefilmfestival.org
website: www.adelaidefilmfestival.org
contact: Penny Bailey
deadline: TBA
formats: VHS tapes (PAL/NTSC)
fee: AUS$20.00
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The biennial Adelaide Film Festival celebrates and explores contemporary screen culture with a unique program of screenings and special events including a FREE outdoor screening program, live performances and inventive installations. The Festival will launch highlights from its 2005 program in advance of its full program launch on January 25."

ATOM AWARDS
(October 2008)
PO Box 535
Yarraville
VIC 3013
Australia
tel: (61-3) 9534-9986
fax: (61-3) 9537-2325
e-mail: awards@atomvic.org
website: www.atomawards.org
contact: Amber Nelson
deadline: TBA
theme: Australian and New Zealand film, TV, multimedia
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, URL, VHS, CD
fee: $29.50 - $88
competitive
comments: "Established in 1982, the "EnhanceTV* ATOM Awards recognise excellence over thirty categories of Film, Television, Animation and Multimedia. The Awards are open to students, production companies, independent filmmakers, educational bodies and educational producers, and celebrate the very best of Australian and New Zealand product."

AUSTRALIAN EFFECTS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2009)
P.O. Box 369
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9319-4277
fax: (61-2) 9319-2677
e-mail: aeaf@dmw.com.au
website: www.dmw.com.au
contact: Anna Coughlan
deadline: TBA
theme: short films that show a high degree of innovation and mastery of digital film making techniques or computer-animation
categories: shorts - ani, dig, exp, fant, fant, flf, gen, hor, yes, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Beta SP, Digital Betacam (PAL formatted)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is a new festival organized by the Australian Effects & Animation Festival (AEAF)."

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE (AIDC)
(February 2009)
12 King William Road
Unley, South Australia 5000
tel: (61-8) 8271-1488 fax: (61-8) 8271-9905
e-mail: info@aidc.com.au
website: www.aidc.com.au
theme: documentaries only
deadline: TBA
Fest organizers say: "A must-attend event for anyone working in factual film and television - independent filmmakers, buyers, distributors, co-financiers, academics and students. AIDC offers a unique mix of masterclasses, lively panels and an extensive marketplace. Social events and informal meetings offer countless networking opportunities. You can also apply for pitching forums, submit your documentary to the videotheque and much more."

BAILEYS SHORTS ON THE SHORE
(June 2009)
PO Box 72
Seaforth NSW
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9949-5477
fax: (61-2) 9949-9211
e-mail: hyurk@balgowlahrsl.com.au
website: www.shortsontheshore.com
contact: Hannah Yurk
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Baileys Shorts on the Shore is dedicated to the screening of young filmmakers short films only from New South Wales, Australia. Aiming to celebrate the talent, encourage and motivate young people to continue in the film industry by rewarding them for their work."

BLUE DANDENONGS YOUNG FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
(February 2009)
351 Glenfern Rd
Upwey, VIC
Australia
tel: (61-3) 9754-8723
fax: (61-3) 9754-8523
e-mail: info@bdyff.org.au
website: www.bdyff.org.au
contact: Trevor Matthews
deadline: TBA
formats: DVD
fee: A$20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The focus of BDYFF is on promoting artistic excellence and creating an innovative and diverse program. The festival provides a genuine opportunity for the best filmmakers aged 26 years and under to be recognized for their talent. The festival aims to raise community awareness of short film as an explorative art form for young filmmakers, and to promote their work in a professional environment."

BONDI FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2008)
PO Box 159
Double Bay 1360
Sydney, Australia
tel: (61-2) 9327-8794
fax: (61-2) 9029-1559
e-mail: emma@coadygroup.com
website: www.bondishortfilmfestival.com
contact: Francis Coady
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts 15 mins. max including credits
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizer say: "First prize is 2 VIP tickets to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, return airfares and luxury accommodation at the famous Chteaux on Salt Lake."

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
Pacific Film and Television Commission
Festivals and Events Office
GPO Box 909
Brisbane QLD Australia 4001
tel: (61-7) 3007-3003
fax: (61-7) 3007-3030
e-mail: biff@biff.com.au
website: www.biff.com.au/biff_2005/home/index.asp
contact: Gary Ellis/Anne Demy-Geroe
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, doc, exp, flf, hor, new tech, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid
no fee
non-competitive

BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2009)
PO Box 309
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
tel: (61-2) 6685-6807
e-mail: info@bbff.com.au
website: www.bbff.com.au
contact: Greg Aitken
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD all regions
fee: AUS$30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Byron Bay Film Festival accepts films of all lengths and all genres. The festival seeks to screen films which reflect the unique cultural identity associated with the Byron Bay Region."

DOWN UNDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2009)
14/16 Marina Blvd
Larrakeyah, Northern Territory
Australia
tel: (61-8) 8942-1663
fax: (61-8) 8942-1663
e-mail: filmfest@ntfadarwin.com
website: www.ntfadarwin.com
contact: Paramita Roy
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: all entries must be sent on VHS tape, PAL format; shortlisted filmmakers will need to supply an SP Betacam copy of their film
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Held in one of the most tropical settings of all, the 'Down Under' Film Festival will kick off in 2003 in Darwin, Australia. With the support of the community and local government, this festival promises to be a major media event. Category winners will be invited to the presentation ceremony and the 'Filmmakers Ball'. For participants there will be the opportunity for film industry networking at workshops and seminars."

FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(January 9-18, 2009; this is a touring festival.)
Bondi Pavilion
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Bondi Beach
Sydney, Australia
mailing address
P.O. Box 7416
Bondi Beach
Sydney, Australia 2026
tel: (61-2) 9365-6877
fax: (61-2) 9365-6899
e-mail: flickerfest@bigpond.com
website: www.flickerfest.com.au
contact: Browyn Kidd, Director
deadline: Augut 8, 2008 (Australian entries)/September 8, 2008 (international entries)
theme: films 30 minutes or less
categories: ani, doc, exp, kid, retro, gen
formats: 16mm, 35mm
fee: $25AUD
competitive

H2O 360
(November 2008)
PO Box 228
Church Point, NSW
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9979-4709
fax: (61-2) 9997-1205
e-mail: myislandhome@hotmail.com
website: www.scotlandislandfestival.org
contact: Claire Atkins
deadline: TBA
theme: general subject but includes signature element MILK
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Sydney's most 'remote' community initiates Film Festival and calls for entries from around the world! Scotland Island, an island in Pittwater on Sydney's Northern Beaches, is holding H20 360, celebrating life in remote and island communities. In addition to films by an impressive clutch of filmmakers who live on Scotland Island, the festival is calling for entries from filmmakers living in remote and island communities in Australia and around the world. Films must be in English or have English subtitles. The festival is driven by a committee of Australian film industry professionals and educators who are dedicated to coordinating a non-exclusive, quality cultural event."

HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 26-29, 2009)
PO Box 726
Gympie, Queensland
Australia 4570
tel: (61-7) 5482-5056
e-mail: info@heartofgold.com.au
website: http://heartofgold.com.au
contact: Toni Powell, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy, positive themes, life affirming, family, children
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, gen, kid, shorts
formats: DVDS (NTSC & PAL)
fee: varies, see website
competitive and non-competitive
comments: "We are wanting to support the making, screening and distribution of films that make a positive contribution to the world we live in. We are looking for thought-provoking films, hilarious comedies, inspirational stories, films that make us FEEL GREAT! Family and children's films will also be showcased. We have a $5,000 first prize for Best Film. This festival aims to be filmmaker friendly!"

HOME BREWED INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2008)
PO Box 130
Dapto NSW
Australia
tel: (61-2) 4038-48914
e-mail: administration@homebrewedfilm.com
website: www.homebrewed.com.au
contact: Dave Jones
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts
formats: DVD-PAL, VHS-PAL
fee: $AU33-55
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Best Short Film in the under 10 minute and 10-30 minute categories will each take home AU$5,000 cash. Best Illawarra Short Filmmaker and the prestigious Granny's Choice Award also return as additional prize categories, and our Feature Film Award will see expanded screenings across the country."

MANDURAH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(October 25, 2008)
PO Box 5368
Falcon, Western Australia
tel: (61-8) 9535-4255
e-mail: seanread@southwest.com.au
website: www.mandurahshortfilmfestival.com
contact: Sean Read
deadline: August 30, 2008
theme: shorts up to 10 minutes
cateogies: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, shorts
formats: DVD,VHS
fee: AUS$20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Offering substanial prizes, including a new Apple Computer system for the Schools section, and $1500 cash for the best Open section."

MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2009)
P.O. Box 1081
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9332-4938
fax: (61-2) 9331-2988
e-mail: info@queerscreen.com.au
website: www.queerscreen.com.au
contact: Richard King
deadline: TBA
theme: gay and lesbian
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, ani, exp, fant, new tech
formats: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, Beta, 3/4" (PALNT)
fee: no
non-competitive (flf)

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
P.O. Box 2206
Fitzroy Mail Centre
Victoria 3065 Australia
Australia
tel: (61-3) 9417-2011
fax: (61-3) 9417-3804
e-mail: miff@melbournefilmfestival.com.au
website: www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au
contact: James Hewison, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, ani
fee: $40 (shorts only)
competitive (for shorts only)
non-competitive (flf)

MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: MUFF
(July 2009)
P.O. Box 822
Sth Yarra 3141
Australia
tel: (61-3) 9639-1055
e-mail: richardm777@yahoo.com
website: www.muff.com.au
contact: Richard Wolstencroft, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: transgressive, forbidden, controversial, marginalized
categories: retro, exp, shorts, flf, dig, vid
formats: 16mm, 35mm, video (SP, DVD, VHS)
no fee
competitive and non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "MUFF is the cutting edge in new Oz cinema and the best alternative underground gear from around the world."

NEWCASTLE NATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2008)
Newcastle Video Moviemakers Inc.
PO Box 759
Charlestown, NSW 2290
Australia
tel: (61-2) 4926-1117 / (61-2) 4977-3041
e-mail: Bob Cook bobcook@pacific.net.au / Brian Lemin brido@exemail.com.au
website: www.nvm.org.au
Contact: Bob Cook / Brian Lemin
deadline: September 1, 2008
categories: doc, exp, shorts
fee: $10 Aud (Australian entries)/$15 US (international entries)
Fest organizers say: "The Newcastle Video Moviemakers is a club that exists to teach members about film techniques through the medium of making films. Each year they hold this National and International contest for amateur moviemakers to test their skills and get a professional adjudication of their entry."

NIMBIN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 30 - November 1, 2009)
81 Cullen St. Nimbin
New South Wales, 2480
Australia
tel: (61-2) 6689-1183
fax: (61-2) 6689-0183
e-mail: nimbinfilms@gmail.com
website: www.nimbinfilms.co.cc
contact: Roy Radle
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD (PAL & NTSC)
fee: varies; see website
competitive

THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL
(September 3-7, 2008)
24 Eastern Road South Melbourne
Victoria 3205
Australia
tel: (61-3) 9699-8299
fax: (61-3) 9699-8868
e-mail: off@artsaccess.com.au
website: www.otherfilmfestival.com
contact: Rick Randall, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: new cinema by, with or about people with a disability
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, shorts
formats: check website
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival promotes full accessibility, including captioning and audio description of all selected films. Currently the festival is able to resource these features, but we encourage filmmakers to consider incorporating access into their production."

PANTHERS PENRITH VALLEY VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2008)
P.O. Box 306
Emu Plains
2750 NSW
Australia
tel: (61-4) 1814-2300
fax: (61-2) 4735-8135
e-mail: skygog@bigpond.com.au
website: www.panthersworld.com.au
contact: Isabella Lechowicz
deadline: TBA
formats: all or most
categories: open - general, short - Bush theme
fee: $20 (open)/$10 for (short short)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "There are three winning categories on offer: Open category: a ten-minute film (including titles and credits). Entries may be any style or genre, allowing for dramatic imagination to be unleashed. The winner receives $2000. Short Short: is exactly that, a two-minute film (including titles and credits). To further challenge people's imagination we have created the theme -- BUSH. You can refer to a bush visually, audibly and within any context. You might want to share the bush that grows in your backyard or maybe your plot involves a more complex international political figure. We are leaving it up to you to decide. The winner receives $2000. Additionally, we have the People's Choice Award, a special prize that goes to the Short Short that receives the highest decibel applause as measured by a Clapometer. $800 will be rewarded for the most hands of support."

REEL RURAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2009)
P.O. Box 128
Thorpdale, Victoria
Australia
tel: (61-3) 5634-8324
fax: (61-3) 5634-8324/8335
e-mail: reelrural@pangari.com
website: www.pangari.com
contact: Fiona McColl
deadline: TBA
theme: "Living on the Outside!"
categories: shorts 1-7 minutes in length only
formats: Any Shooting format; Submission must be in digital format
fee: AUD$10 (local)/AUD$20 (national & international)
competitive
comments: The inaugural short film competition that leaves behind the hustle & bustle of the “big smoke” and celebrates all that there is to love about living large in Australia’s rural retreats. Whatever your story, whatever floats your boat, if it fits with our theme, then we would love to see it! Be creative, be inspired, be part of this great festival. For your chance to dazzle our panel of celebrity & industry judges and win AMAZING PRIZES, as well as seeing your film sizzling on the big screen, Pangari Productions Ltd, is now receiving your 1-7 minute outstanding, original & outrageous short film entries for consideration for the Reel Rural Film Festival, in either the Under 18 or Open category. So get filmmaking!

REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
P.O. Box 135
South Fremantle
WA, Australia 6162
tel: (61-8) 9335-3904
fax: (61-8) 9335-1589
e-mail: admin@revelationfilmfest.org
website: www.revelationfilmfest.org
contact: Richard Sowada dakota1@iinet.net.au
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, SP Betacam, DVD, MiniDV
fee: $50aus (for 1-2 films)/$100aus (for 3-5 films)
competitive

SCINEMA - FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE FILM
(August 2008)
GPO Box 1666
Canberra
ACT 2600
tel: (61-2) 6246-5850
fax: (61-2) 6246 5800
e-mail: scinema@csiro.au
website: www.csiro.au/scinema
contact: Cris Kennedy
deadline: TBA
theme: films that utilise new technology, explore natural history or man's advancement, presenting science fact
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, gen, shorts
formats: Mini DV and VHS
no fee
non-competitive
comments: "To mark 2005 being the International Year of Physics, Scinema will run a 'physics' theme, including hosting a short science film competition open to Australian school students."

SHEPPARTON SHORTS
(March 2009)
14 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Vic 3630
Australia
tel: (61-4) 1830-1606
e-mail: johnh@mcmedia.com.au
website: www.sheppartonshorts.com
contact: John Head
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: AU$10
competitive

THE SHOOT OUT 24 HOUR FILMMAKING FESTIVAL
(October 2008)
PO Box 1227
Toowoomba, Queensland
Australia
tel: (61-7) 4698-9923
fax: (61-7) 4698-9998
e-mail: theshootout@empiretheatre.com.au
website: www.empiretheatre.com.au
contact: Ruth Hodgman; Programming, Promotions & Development Manager
deadline: TBA
theme: 7 minute films shot in Toowoomba within 24 hours
categories: shorts
formats: all
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival in Toowoomba is the most extreme filmmaking festival in the world. We dare you to test the steel of your nerve, the brilliance of your speed, and the sharpness of your edge, by making a seven minute film in 24 hours, with only in-camera editing. The filmmaking competition invites individuals or teams of up to eight people to compete in the festival which is complemented by workshops, public screenings and other participative activities.

SHORT SITED FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2009)
PO Box 295
Shellharbour City Centre
NSW 2529
Australia
tel: (61-4) 2084-4475
e-mail: contact@shortsited.org
website: www.shortsited.org
contact: Tom Subjak, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts under 7 minutes in length, including titles and end credits
categories: ani, dog, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Mini DV
fee: $AU10
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This year's new Festival Director, Tom Subjak has stepped into the challenging role, rebooting and restructuring [SHORT_SITED_v12.0]'s format to create an additional new category focusing on Science Fiction. [SHORT_SITED_v12.0] will also be a celebration of access to digital technology, allowing anyone on any budget, in any genre, to create and tell the story they’d like to share with audiences."

SNOWYFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2009)
PO Box 1456
Belconnen ACT 2616
Australia
tel: (61-4) 1445-4646
e-mail: info@snowyfest.com
website: www.snowyfest.com
contact: Simone
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS (PAL)
fee: AUD$20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Entry is open to all films made since January 2002 that are under 30 minutes in length including credits. The entry form located on the SNOWYfest website contains further details."

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2009)
Private Bag No 3
PO Box St Kilda
VIC 3182
Australia
tel: (61-3) 9209-6711
fax: (61-3) 9682-9103
e-mail: filmfest@portphillip.vic.gov.au
website: www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au
contact: Adele Denison
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, SPBetatcam
fee: $33
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the St Kilda Film Festival. Enter for your chance to win the $10,000 "Best Film" Prize. Download our entry form from our website for all details & conditions."

STINKWATER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2009)
Night Sky Productions
PO Box 591
Coogee. NSW
2034
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9664-4234
e-mail: barry@coogeeartsfestival.com.au
website: www.coogeeartsfestival.com.au/Stinkwater
contact: Barry Watterson, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We accept short films no more than 10 minutes in length, including credits."

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2009)
mailing address:
P.O. Box 96
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Australia
street address:
405 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9280-0511
fax: (61-2) 9280-1520
e-mail: info@sydneyfilmfestival.org
website: www.sydneyfilmfestival.org
contact: Jenny Neighbour, jneighbour@sydneyfilmfestival.org
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, flf, doc, exp, retro, shorts
shorts, vid
formats: 35mm, Beta SP (PAL or NTSC), Digi Beta, 16mm, VHS, DVD
fee: A$20 (for return postage, if required)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "There is a competitive section for Australian productions under 60 minutes only."

SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(September 11-14, 2008)
PO Box 202
Summer Hill NSW 2130
Australia
tel: (61-2) 9797-9428
e-mail: info@suff.com.au
website: www.sydneyundergroundfilmfestival.com
contact: Katherine Berger
deadline: March 28, 2008 (early)/April 25, 2008 (regular)
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD (PAL or NTSC / any region code)
fee: (varies, see website for fee details)
competitive

WILD SPACES FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2008)
P.O. Box 208
Brunswick East, Victoria
tel: (61-3) 9387-4732
fax: (61-3) 9416-2081
e-mail: wildspaces@wild.net.au
website: www.wildspaces.wild.net.au
contact: Sal Lintott
deadline: TBA
theme: environmental and social justice
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: PAL-VHS, PAL Mini-DV
no fee
non-competitive

AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009) and
WELLINGTON FILM FESTIVAL
(July 15-31, 2008)
The New Zealand Film Festival
P.O. Box 9544
Te Aro Wellington 6035
New Zealand
tel: (64-4) 385-0162
fax: (64-4) 801-7304
e-mail: enzedff@actrix.gen.nz
website: www.enzedff.co.nz
contact: Bill Gosden, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, kid, new tech, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid
formats: all
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Auckland International Film Festival and The Wellington Film Festival are both organized by the New Zealand Film Festival Trust."

DRIFTING CLOUDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2009)
P.O.Box 19175
Wellington, New Zealand
tel: (61-4) 384-9970
e-mail: info@driftingcloudsfilmfest.com
website: www.driftingcloudsfilmfest.com
contact: Jamie Mendez
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: video or film
fee: $30.00 NZ dollars
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Drifting Clouds international short film festival is held in the magical surrounds of Wellingtons botanical gardens. It offers the largest film prize in New Zealand-over $25,000 dollars worth of prizes to the winner of Best NZ Film. The festival also hosts the Drifting Clouds Short Filmmaker Awards recognizing nine categories in filmmaking. 2003 the festival will offer the inaugural 'Golden Dragon Award' to the winner of Best International Film."

MOVIEFEST
(November 7-8, 2008)
tel: (64-2) 152-6684
fax: (64-4) 971-3413
603 Fergusson Drive
Trentham, Upper Hutt.
New Zealand
e-mail: help@moviefest.org.nz
website: http://moviefest.org.nz
contact: Jo Booth
deadline: TBA
theme: on announced MovieFest Topic - changes yearly
categories: shorts
formats: Digital only -- Mini-DV, DV 8mm, DVD (rom), CD, VCD, etc.
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "An annual amatuer short digital movie competition, run by the MovieFest Trust to help showcase the talent and creativity of New Zealand filmmakers. There is a registration period followed by the topic announcement, then teams have up to 6 weeks to make a 3-5 minute long short film that includes the topic in some way. Movies are submitted, screened and judged, with regional semi-finals followed by a nationwide grand finale with prizes."

RIVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
P.O. Box 81
Wanganui, New Zealand
tel: (64-6) 342-5770
e-mail: rcfilmfestival@ihug.co.nz
website: www.film.wanganui.info
contact: Marion Campbell, Festival Co-ordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only; 15 minutes max
formats: Mini DV
fee: NZ$30
competitive

WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2009)
PO Box 379
Wairoa 4192
Aotearoa, New Zealand
tel: (64-6) 837-8854
e-mail: oshie@xtra.co.nz
website: www.manawairoa.com
contact: Leo Koziol
deadline: TBA
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "First film festival in New Zealand to be solely dedicated to Maori film and Maori film makers."

WANAKA MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2009)
P.O. Box 563
Wanaka, New Zealand
tel: (64-3) 443-1609
fax: (64-3) 443-1609
e-mail: oppl@xtra.co.nz
website: www.offpiste.co.nz/Film.htm
contact: Mark Sedon
deadline: TBA
theme: Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles
formats: NTSC, PAL, DVD, VHS
no fee
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, shorts
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The theme is 'Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles' but please be aware subject matter criteria is extremely broad and as long as there is a link with mountains or adventure sports that take place in the hills, remote regions or the poles that's fine (caving, kayaking, white water, base jumping, para gliding, etc. are all included). You do not have to enter a specific film category as this allows the judges freedom to choose the most appropriate awards."


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