Melbourne Indie Films IFF (MIFIFF)

Here at Melbourne Indie Film IFF (From here and after MIFIFF) we’re looking for talents of independent filmmaking.In the realm of MIFIFF, we seek out the trailblazers of independent filmmaking, those who dare to explore the depths of human emotion and the uncharted territories of storytelling. Whether it's a soul-evoking drama that resonates with the depths of the human experience or a cold-blooded, heart-pounding horror that sends shivers down your spine, we embrace the diversity of narratives that awaken a myriad of emotions within our audience.



Our festival is not just a showcase; it's a catalyst for the evolution of cinema. We are on a mission to usher in a new era of filmmaking that transcends the conventional, inviting filmmakers to push the boundaries and awaken different spectrums of emotions in the hearts of our viewers. Join us on this cinematic journey, where every frame is a brushstroke on the canvas of storytelling, and each film is a testament to the power of independent voices in the world of cinema.

Our Offline event that happens yearly consist of 3 days of unforgettable experience of live-communications and screenings with Q&A and after parties with film industry professionals. Every September 10-14 we’re gathering 15 best works (3 works from every season) for the Live Showcase at Lido Cinemas. 3 Winners will get opportunity to work with our team on our next event.

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- By submitting your film you are authorizing us to screen it publicly and declaring there is no video, image, music or sound you don't own the rights to.

- Short films must have been produced since the 1st of January 2020.

- Film must be realized by people over the AGE of 10 (excluding the actors involved).

- You can submit multiple films.

- If your film is selected, we request to DOWNLOAD it from FilmFreeway directly or to be sent via email a download link.

- Submissions for the offical selections are accepted exclusively via the FilmFreeway platform.

- We don’t pay travel/trips to live event locations; we don’t pay screening fees to show films.

- If you don’t receive the awards IN PERSON, we won’t sent you the award plate, but we’ll email the laurel.

- By agreeing with our term, you give us permission to PUBLISH stills, posters and trailers of your short film on our website and/or social media pages.

- We are not responsible for any COPYRIGHT infringement of your material. So, by submitting, the sender declares to own the rights of the works, that the contents don’t violate the in-force laws and that the same CONTENTS are not libelous. In every case, the authors relieve us from every possible loss, damage, responsibility, costs and obligations of any kind that can follow the projection of their movies.

- We reserve the right to make any necessary changes in regulations, award or event scheduling that will be published on our website and FilmFreeway page. So, by submitting your film, you are agreeing it to be streamed at an ONLINE live event only in case Covid or sanitary regulations don't permit public events and screenings for a period longer than six months.

- All FEES are non-refundable.

- By entering the competition, the senders accepts these rules and give permission to show the film in our live screening events.