Real Film Festival Short Film Competition - Now Open!

Talk a look around. At where you live. Your families and friends. Find what inspires you.

The Real Film Festival short film competition is now open and they're on the lookout for fearless filmmakers prepared to tell their untold stories.

Films must take inspiration from one of five categories:

1. Living with a disability,

2. Multiculturalism,

3. Indigenous voices,

4. Women living in regional areas,

5. ‘Why Newcastle?’

The RFF invites filmmakers of all levels to find inspiration and tell their stories. The competition will be judged by some of Australia’s most experienced industry professionals who will provide feedback on all films, giving you the opportunity to hone in on your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.

CLOSING DATE for non-competition entries is Friday, August 31, 2018. Entries for screening only (non-competition) can run up to 90 minutes. NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted for non-competition entries.

CLOSING DATE for competition entries is Friday, September 28, 2018. Entries for competitions can run up to 12 minutes including titles & credits, with the exception of 'Why Newcastle?'. Entries for 'Why Newcastle?' must run no longer than three minutes. Late entries (for competition only) will be accepted until Monday, October 12, 2018 and will incur an additional fee.

Find out more on the the Real Film Festival website or enter now at

FestivalsKelli Hawkins