Submit a Film

St Kilda Film Festival is back for 2024!

St Kilda Film Festival is renowned as the most comprehensive overview of Australia's short film industry, screening the top short film entries received each year alongside a rich program of international screenings, special events and a professional development program.

Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with award-winning films from the Festival eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards AND Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®. 

We invite you to submit your short film for consideration in Australia's Top Shorts program. Please read our Festival Terms & Conditions before entering.

Are you a budding filmmaker under the age of 21?
Submit your film to Under the Radar.


  • Submissions open: 1 September 2023
  • Early-bird deadline: 31 December 2023
  • Submissions close: 31 January 2024
  • Accepted filmmakers notified: 5 April 2024
  • 2024 St Kilda Film Festival: 6 June to 16 June 2024


Early-bird entry fee: $35
Regular entry fee:


Entries close 31 January 2024.