International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia

IFEFA // International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia

4th edition

Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description Mission
To support bold, visionary filmmakers, advance the art form of film and new media, and engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences.

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Class Founded: 2014
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jun 06, 2017

Early bird deadline: Sep 15, 2017
Regular deadline: Sep 30, 2017
Late deadline: Oct 07, 2017

Notification date: Oct 01, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 40.00 to 100.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Film Awards

The following is an explanation of the Rules and Guidelines governing the submissions of a film to the current IFEFA Film Festival. Compliance with these Rules and Guidelines is necessary in order to participate in the Film Festival. Submission of a film implies unconditional acceptance of the Rules & Guidelines, therefore, please carefully read through the Rules prior to submitting your film. If you have any questions, please contact the IFEFA team:

1. IFEFA Film Festival accepts submissions for films in the following categories: Animated, Art, Documentary, International, Feature, Short (under 45 minutes).
2. The submitted film must be the original work of the Filmmaker.
3. The Entrant/s submitting the film must hold all legal rights for the submission, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition.
4. The Filmmaker/s retains all submission and intellectual property rights.
5. Films may be submitted electronically via Film Festival Life (FFL) Only.
6. To submit film via Film Festival Life (FFL)
Log onto the website, set up an account, and submit your film to IFEFA.
Your fee will also be taken over the internet.

After submitting your film through FFL, Please send us the JPEG & PDF versions of the film posters.

7. The Filmmaker/s is/are responsible for making sure all submission material arrives by the submission deadline indicated. If your film does not arrive by the deadline for which you have registered, you may be required to pay the higher submission fee.
8. The following concerns submission deadlines and submission fees. Note, the deadlines are the postmark dates or the dates by which the film must be registered with FFL.

Each submission must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Submission fees are in are U.S. Dollars per submission and is non-refundable. These fees may be paid by Paypal

9. All films must be in English or with English subtitles. Non-English language films without subtitles will not be considered.
10. IFEFA is not responsible for any damage to materials that occurred while in transit. If your film arrives damaged, we will contact you to request another copy.
11. Filmmakers are allowed to submit more than one film for the Festival provided that each film is submitted separately and meet IFEFA guidelines. Please do not send a compilation DVD composed of films for separate entries.
12. Filmmakers are allowed to resubmit a film that was previously submitted provided significant changes were made and all eligibility requirements are met. When re-submitting the film, include a brief letter detailing the changes made.
13. Only complete entries (DVD screener, entry form, payment) will be processed.
14. Materials submitted for the IFEFA will not be returned
15. All personal contact information is to remain confidential and not to be shared with any third parties.
16. IFEFA reserves the right to use images from films submitted in the Festival for marketing purposes.
17. IFEFA panel of judges will judge all films. All decisions regarding award winners are considered final and incontestable.