The RFF has been created to educate and inspire film production across all levels of proficiency and the short film competition is an integral party of the festival. The short films will be judged by some of Australia’s most experienced industry film professions who will provide feedback on all films, so the filmmaker can identify their current strengths and weaknesses. We encourage students, schools, emerging and established filmmakers to enter the short film competition where there are many prizes to be won.
The facts on which your film is based must be documented and/or verified. Verification in the form of a photo, a newspaper article, news report, medical certificate, historical research, academic journal entry, etc. must be submitted with your entry. The Festival representatives reserve the right to request more documentation if the information received is judged insufficient. Fictional stories will be ineligible.
Film duration must be no longer than 12 minutes (including titles and credits).
Entries are now open and close Friday 15th September and all films must be delivered or postmarked on Friday 15th September. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.
You may enter more than one film. An entry fee of $35.00 or $25.00 for students applies to each individual entry form.
'Why Newcastle' Short Film Competition
This year the Real Film Festival is running an additional short film competition to seek out the treasures our city has to offer, a forensic, research, study for the businesses and residents of Newcastle. Our aim is to promote the bigger picture of film and filmmaking and all it's ramifications for the residents and businesses of Newcastle.