Australian Capital TerritoryEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Canberra International Film Festival 1996 Canberra International First known as the Australian International Film Festival, it is held annually in October.
Canberra Short Film Festival 1996 Canberra National Premier Australian Short Film Festival, it is held annually in September - October.

New South WalesEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Screen My Shorts Film Festival 2009 Global competition Short film Open to all filmmakers, animators, documentary makers and machinimatographers - promoting the role that film can play in raising awareness
My Video Award 2013 Global competition Short film Open to amateur filmmakers
Bondi Short Film Festival 2000 Bondi Beach Short film An annual one-day competitive festival open to amateur filmmakers
Byron Bay Film Festival 2006 Byron Bay Special interest An annual nine-day independent festival
Dungog Film Festival 2007 Dungog National Showcases Australian films in a non-competitive environment that celebrates and promotes Australian screen culture
Flickerfest 1983 Bondi Beach Special interest Short-film festival
KOFFIA Korean Film Festival in Australia 2010 Sydney Special interest Korean Film Festival in Australia
LFF Lebanese Film Festival 2011 Sydney Special interest and focus on Lebanese culture Lebanese Film Festival in Sydney
Popcorn Taxi 1999 Sydney Special interest A yearlong film screenings event with a focus on discussing the filmmaking process
Show-Fest International 2004 Sydney International Short film festival held annually in the historic Ritz Cinema where the audience and filmmakers interact via Q&A
Sydney Film Festival 1954 Sydney International Held annually for two weeks in June
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2007 Sydney International Annual film festival - short and feature-length films
Tropfest 1993 Darlinghurst, Sydney Special interest Annual short film festival
Indie Gems Film Festival 2010 Parramatta International Showcases emerging filmmakers around the world with a spotlight on Western Sydney
Antenna Documentary Festival 2011 Sydney International Annual documentary film festival


Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Purple Turtle Short Film Festival 2017 Agnes Water/1770 Short Inspirational Films Agnes Water/1770's annual film festival, stimulates connection through inspirational short films.
Capricorn Film Festival 2015 Gladstone Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films CQ's annual film festival, education & exhibition organisation whom promotes while nurturing local talent and showcases global films to the local community.
Future Shorts Film Festival 2014 Brisbane Special interest Future Shorts Film Festival celebrates cinema and short films by bringing award-winning short films from festivals around the globe.
Brisbane International Film Festival 1992 Brisbane International Focuses on films from the Pacific Rim.
Gold Coast Film Festival 2001 Gold Coast, Queensland Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films Annual event for Australian and International films. /
Great Barrier Reef Film Festival 2016 Magnetic Island Queensland Short Films, Documentaries, Feature Films, Music Videos and Animation GBRFF is an annual film festival in September, held on Magnetic Island (8 km from Townsville). The weekend includes 'Shorts By The Sea' forums and workshops, feature films, documentaries and workshops for everyone from kids to film professionals.
In The Bin Film Festival 1999 Currumbin Short Films Annual event which kicks off a national tour visiting over 50 locations a year and teaching film production.

South AustraliaEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Adelaide Film Festival 2002 Adelaide International A biennial, non-competitive film festival held on alternating years to the Adelaide Festival of Arts over two weeks in late February.


Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Longest Night Film Festival 2001 Hobart International Held annually as part of the Antarctic Midwinter Festival.
Breath of Fresh Air - Tasmanian International Film Festival 2010 Launceston, Tasmania International innovative films, feature films, documentaries and shorts
TeFF-Tasmanian eco Film Festival 2015 Hobart, Tasmania International eco themed films, feature films, documentaries and shorts


Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Melbourne International Film Festival 1951 Melbourne International Held annually in July or August. It is the oldest and largest film festival in Australia.
Bayside Film Festival 2003 Melbourne International, Independent Annual festival screening local, regional and international films [1]
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 1991 Melbourne Special interest Held annually, it is one of the oldest and largest LGBT film fests.
Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2000 Melbourne Special interest Annual alternative festival programmes adult-theme, genre, sexual and artistic-concept films.
Popcorn Taxi 1999 Melbourne Special interest A yearlong film screenings event with a focus on discussing the filmmaking process.
Alliance Française French Film Festival 1989 Melbourne International, Independent
St Kilda Film Festival 1983 Melbourne International, Independent
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2010 Melbourne International Showcases the best of Indian cinema, from blockbusters to arthouse. Held annually in August.
KOFFIA Korean Film Festival in Australia 2010 Melbourne Special interest Korean Film Festival in Australia
Singapore Film Festival (Melbourne) 2010 and 2012 Melbourne Independent, Special Interest Showcased a mix of Singapore feature films and shorts
The ReelGood Film Festival 2014 Melbourne Independent One day short film festival held annually in March. The festival showcases Australian short films.

Western AustraliaEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Perth International Arts Festival 1953 Perth International Lotterywest Festival Films
The Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival 1996 Perth International, Independent Celebrating films from all over the world with a wicked sense of humour
Revelation Perth International Film Festival 1998 Perth International, Independent Independent films, underground films, documentary, hybrid works
CinéfestOZ 2007 Busselton International Showcases extraordinary Australian and French films over five days each year


Singapore Film Festival Perth 2012 2012 Perth International, Special Interest Showcases Singapore made films


Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Australia's Funniest Shorts 2009 Nationwide Comedy Showcases the funniest short films and sketches from Australian Comedians and Filmmakers.
Arab Film Festival Australia 2001 Sydney Melbourne Canberra Special Interest An annual showcase of stories from Arabic-speaking peoples reflecting the complexity and diversity of Arab experiences.
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2007 Melbourne, Sydney, Perth Special interest Features films that focus on various human rights issues.
Colourfest Film Festival 2010 Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Launceston Hobart Special Interest Colourfest is Australia’s Multicultural Film Festival focusing exclusively on local and international migrant and diasporic stories.
Japanese Film Festival 1997 State capitals, nationwide Japanese content In its 15th year as of 2011. Conducted annually during the final quarter of the year. Selected films are screened at state capitals before culminating in the major program held in Sydney and Melbourne.
Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival 1998 Nationwide Special interest Travelling festival of Australian comedy films.
Serbian Film Festival Sydney, Melbourne, Perth Special interest
In The Bin Short Film Festival QLD, NSW, SA, VIC, WA Short Film Australia's largest touring Cultural event traveling to over 50 locations a year presenting and teaching all things short film

French PolynesiaEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Pacific International Documentary Film Festival 2004 Papeete Special interest Annual documentary festival.

New CaledoniaEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Ânûû-rû Âboro Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples 2007 Poindimié (Pwêêdi Wiimîâ) International and Pacific Area Annual documentary festival.


Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Vanuatu Very Short Film Festival 2007 Port Vila International Annual open entry to any film 3 minutes or less.

New ZealandEdit

Name Est. City Type Notes Website
Auckland Underground Film Festival 2016 Auckland Short Film and Video Art International and local experimental cinema
48HOURS 2004 Auckland Special interest Annual competition in which a short film must be produced in 48 hours.
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2005 Wairoa, Nuhaka Short Film and Video Art International Indigenous Peoples' Film Festival, also curating for International Film Festivals across NZ and around the world.
Reel Earth 2005 Palmerston North Special interest previously the Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival
Big Mountain Short Film Festival 2006 Ohakune Special interest Annual short film festival. No longer running, discontinued from 2010.
Documentary Edge (International Documentary Film Festival New Zealand) 2005 Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin Special interest International Competition and New Zealand Competition.
New Zealand International Film Festivals 1970 Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch International Annual festival with a travelling programme in 10 additional cities.
Pasifika Film Festival 2013 Auckland, Wellington International The Pasifika Film Fest showcases the art of Pacific storytelling through film while also working to inspire Pasifika writers, directors and actors to explore links to their culture.

Since 2013 PFF has grown from a small community based festival running out of a repurposed factory in Marrickville; to an international, multi-city event.
Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2005 Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch trans-Tasman New Zealand's first and only trans-Tasman short film festival.
Reel Brazil Film Festival 2009 Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown Special interest Annual Brazilian film festival
German Film Festival New Zealand 2009 Auckland, Wellington, New Plymouth, Dunedin, Christchurch Special interest Annual German film festival

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