Connect Film Festival

Connect // Connect Film Festival

5th edition

Sep 29 - Oct 03, 2021
Melbourne in Sept/Oct & ongoing: Los Angeles / Austin, Texas, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Mini-series, Music video, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, TV, Web
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Mystery, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description Connect Film Festival combines a narrative short film festival, networking celebration, and creative hub. IMDB-listed, with hubs in Los Angeles, Melbourne Australia and Austin Texas, Connect is specifically focused on building filmmaker to filmmaker and industry connections. *Shorts, especially short shorts of any age from active filmmakers are welcome, no premiere requirement.* Offering both technical and performance awards (directing, acting, cinematography, sound, post-production), Connect recognizes individual and collective achievement. Focused on the creative core of filmmaking, Connect builds communication between future creative collaborators. Submit short films as an introduction to your team as filmmakers, short films of any age welcome. Send your shortest, send your best. LA filmmakers, Melbourne filmmakers and Austin/Texas area filmmakers who can bring their crews particularly welcome to apply. All non-local submissions selected to screen must provide a video introduction that includes information on the making of the film, tailored to an audience of filmmaker professionals. full text less text

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Class Founded: 2013
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jul 08, 2016

Early bird deadline: Jul 08, 2016
Regular deadline: Jul 23, 2016
Late deadline: Aug 22, 2016

Notification date: Jul 05, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 18.00 to 50.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 200.00 USD
Other prizes: 14 IMDB listed awards including
General rules A filmmaker's hub with multiple locations, this year's multi-day festival in Melbourne, Australia!

• SHORT films only:
We love micro shorts and shorts under 10 minutes! We welcome shorts up to 15 mins.?We consider films up to 25 mins. with dwindling enthusiasm.

• Your best films, not necessarily your newest films:
Current festival circuit films are welcome, as are masterpieces of any age.

• Films from Australia, Los Angeles, or Texas preferred, not required:
International films must have a local representative or video introduction.

• Filmmaker representative mandatory:
A "filmmaker representative" must interact either in person or through online correspondence and recorded Skype interview.

• We impose NO "premiere only" limitations. Share your work! Connect!