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 we curate 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 to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate, and relevant to Australian audiences.
Five reasons to submit to the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival: The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival represents a great opportunity to showcase your international documentary here in Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne’s dedicated documentary film festival.
We are 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), Last year nearly 50% of feature and short documentaries showcased were from female directors, We have a wide array of prizes ranging from cash prizes, distribution deals, DVDs, Wine and industry passes and memberships/
We are looking for: • Australian documentaries • Music documentaries • Environmental documentaries • Pop culture documentaries • International documentaries and compelling stories • Topical issues and cause based documentaries Successful entries 1 x Open Access Pass to all festival documentaries 6 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! Here www.mdff.org.au/submit