Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne

PFFM // Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne

4th edition

Mar 04 - Mar 04, 2020
Melbourne, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, Web
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne is interested not just in films with potential commercial success but films of artistic merit and scope. The goal is to build a festival that will be on par with Sundance, Cannes, and other major festivals but geared to the truly independent filmmaker, actor, and script writer. Giving them opportunities and opening doors that would not otherwise be open to them.

Digital submission only through FilmFreeway. Selected Films will be notified and given sufficient time to have film made into the required format for screening.

We will "select" from submissions those films for potential screening and receiving an award. Final notification will be announced from the "selected" films of those that will receive an award and screening of their film.

Those "selected" for their films to be screened will receive our logo to post on their sites as a selected film for screening at the Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne. We are going to choose the winner of each category and we will play on screen the winner of categories, However we are going to screen some of the Official Selections in our casual events.

The Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne is seeking outstanding filmmakers of all ages. Innovative, creative, unique in their vision. All genre are accepted.

** No competition New Film Makers Just for film makers who are new in film industry.
Awards & Prizes

All entries receive Official Selection PFFM (Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne) and Certificates of Participation.

All winners will receive PFFM (Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne) certificates.

Our jury will select the winners of each category:

Best Australian Movie
Best Best Human Rights
Best Script
Best Best Trailer (one minute to two and half minutes)
Best Music Video
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Animation/Cartoon
Best Short Film (5 minutes to 30 minutes)
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Feature (No-Budget under $25,000)
Feature (Budget under $250,000)
Feature (Budget over $250,000)

* Best of NO competition New Film Makers

The jury will also select the films that will be screened at our annual event or our casual events.

PFFM certificates. Screenings of BEST of each category. Potential distribution (Available offers).

BEST of each category awards to be announced November each year.

BEST of the BEST and BEST of each category will receive awards, press coverage, screening and potential distribution deal (Available offers).

Certificates of OFFICIAL SELECTION will be awarded to films that while not winning a prize or screening, show exceptional potential in their film work.

Rules & Terms

Only completed films may be submitted. (No rough cuts).

Films must have been made between 2014 and 2016.

Filmmaker must own all rights to their film and/or have secured rights.

Competition is open to Australia and International entries. International films must be in English or with English subtitle.

Films submitted must not have any distribution deal.

In Consideration:: Movie under process.

Incomplete:: Movie under process require information, documents or original movie.

Disqualified:: Unfortunately, we are not able to include it in our program this year.
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