The International Film Festival of Australia (IFFA) Wants Your Submissions for 2024!


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The International Film Festival of Australia (IFFA) is now accepting film submissions for its 2024 edition. IFFA aims to recognise extraordinary talent from around the globe. Wherever you are in the world, we want you to submit your films to us! There are categories open for feature films, web series, documentaries, animation, short films and short films by youth under 18. We here at IFFA believe that films are an art that have the incredible ability to transcend boundaries and bridge the gap between cultures, nations and communities.

This year’s IFFA Awards has already received film submissions from filmmakers in Oman, Poland, the United States, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and of course, Australia. With such a variety of films, filmmakers worldwide can find new audiences and connect with diverse cultures, enriching the global cinematic landscape. Submitting your film isn’t just about sharing your story with the world, it’s about contributing to a vast collection of human experiences.

IFFA proudly supports communities from First Nations, multicultural, LGBTQIA+, youth, ableist and marginalised backgrounds. We actively seek out and welcome films that amplify the voices and experiences of these communities, recognising the importance of diverse representation in cinema. Our submission process is inclusive and accessible, ensuring that filmmakers from all backgrounds have the opportunity to showcase their work on our platform.

IFFA 2024 promises to be a grand event for the ages. Packed with live performances, insightful panel discussions, and exclusive networking opportunities, it’s set to be an unforgettable celebration of cinema and creativity. Attendees can look forward to immersive experiences, interactive workshops, and engaging Q&A sessions with industry professionals, ensuring a memorable and enriching event for all.

Last year’s event changed the life of young and emerging filmmaker Jordan Berger. She won an award as the Best Director for Youth Under 18 for her film Have Some Respect. The film follows the life of Mrs Singh, a teacher who has become the victim of relentless bullying by her students. Have Some Respect aimed to expose the confronting reality that some teachers may face on a daily basis and encouraged students to reevaluate their own behaviour within the classroom. Berger claimed that she found “inspiration and validation among industry professionals” which encouraged her to further pursue her passion for filmmaking.

Let’s unite for this amazing once in a year awards night. This is your chance to make a breakthrough into the industry and find a name for yourself. Submit now via FilmFreeway. What are you waiting for?!

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