Festivals – STUDENT & SHORT
Melbourne Underground Film Festival - Annual alternative festival programmes adult-theme, genre, sexual and artistic-concept films.
St Kilda Film Festival - Running since 1983
Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Held annually, it is one of the oldest and largest LGBT film fests
Melbourne International Film Festival - Held Annually in July or August
Sydney Film Festival - Held annually for two weeks in June
Bondi Short Film Festival - An annual one-day competitive festival open to amateur filmmakers
Byron Bay Film Festival - An annual nine-day independent festival
Flickerfest - Short-film festival
Tropfest - Australia’s biggest annual Short Film Festival
Show-Fest International - Short film festival held annually in the historic Ritz Cinema where the audience and filmmakers interact via Q&A
Canberra Short Film Festival - Premier Australian Short Film Festival, it is held annually in September – October
In The Bin Film Festival - Australia’s largest touring Cultural event traveling to over 50 locations a year presenting and teaching all things short film.
Breath of Fresh Air – Tasmanian International Film Festival - innovative films, feature films, documentaries and shorts
Australian Short Films - Huge directory of short film festivals in Australia with weblinks
The Director in The Classroom - This site has a huge list of Student Film Festivals with details and entry fees. Heaps are free!
Awards & Competitions
ATOM Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been showcasing the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content. Congratulations to Footscray City Films students Travis Unuka, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Matt Wood and Ryan Walker for Winning ATOM awards in the past.
ACS AWARDS - Awards by the Australian Cinematographers Society. Have Student Categories. Congratulations to Graduate Matt Wood for winning both the Victorian and National ACS awards in the student category.
SCINEMA - Showcased professional and student science films.Congratulations To Footscray City College Student Rory Young for winning this award for his animation “Biodiversity”.
Microsoft Screen-ED - Online Competition run by Microsoft
Screen Australia - Amazingly comprehensive filmmaking resource
Film Victoria - A state government organisation established to support and promote the Victorian filmand television industry.
Cameraquip - Cameraquip provides a range of rental equipment throughout Australia
Red Camera Hire - Red Camera Hire specialises in all aspects of RED digital cinema from traditional 2D to stereoscopic 3D capture.
Panavision Australia – Rental of motion picture camera equipment and camera cranes.
Lemac - Rental house based in Richmond
Hub – Based in Port Melbourne on site facilities include a fully equipped production office, 35 & 16mm film and video rental department.
Star Now - Auditions & Jobs for Models, Actors, Musicians and Dancers and Film Crew.
Ozmedia-match - is a free searchable online directory of TV and film freelancers, offering a jobsbulletin board and discussion forum. Freelancers can post and access their CVs, while employers can search CVs, check availability and post vacancies.
Screen Hub - is a subscription-based newsletter publishing a weekly jobs and production list, as well as news and events from Australia’s film and screen industry.