Submissions for Adelaide Film Festival 2024 are now open!

Adelaide Film Festival will be held from 23 October — 3 November 2024 and is calling for entries in feature fiction, feature documentary, series (single or multiple episodes), and short films made in Australia and internationally.

Dates for submissions

Submissions Open: Monday 27 November 2023
Early Bird Deadline: Monday 29 April 2024
Submissions Close: Monday 27 May 2024
Last Chance Deadline: Monday 3 June 2024 at 5.00PM

Notification Date: Tuesday 10 September 2024

Awards & Prizes

In 2024 AFF has four prized awards:
• Best Fiction Feature – for films with idiosyncratic voices, bold storytelling and creative risk-taking
• Best Documentary Feature – for distinctive factual storytelling
• The Change Award for Feature Films – encouraging positive social and environmental impact and expressing new directions for humanity.
• The Best Short – for outstanding shorts in any genre

Plus additional awards voted for by AFF Audiences.

Find out more about awards and past winners.

“Festivals like the Adelaide Film Festival are essential to support the evolution of culture; culture of course being what binds and defines a society.” – Cate Blanchett

“Adelaide Film Festival is so special because it’s incredibly filmmaker-focused, and we’ve grown our films up here…Audiences love coming to the film festival, but as filmmakers, we just love showing our films here.” – Sophie Hyde

“Adelaide Film Festival combines an exquisite film program with an incredibly professional and welcoming organising team. I travelled for 24 hours from Spain to meet a bold audience that welcomed my film with an unexpected sensitivity. I also experienced strong and deep personal exchanges; the professionals from the South Australian film industry have been attentive and generous hosts.” – Julia de Castro

For full entry conditions and fees visit FilmFreeway.

If you have any questions or queries, please email [email protected].

If you’re a school aged student, check out our AFF Youth Filmmaking Competition, entries also are now open!