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St Kilda Film Festival is back for 2022!

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. 


  • Submissions open: 16 September 2021
  • Early-bird deadline: 31 December 2021
  • Submissions close: 31 January 2022
  • Accepted filmmakers notified: March 2022
  • 2022 St Kilda Film Festival: 27 May to 5 June 2022


Regular entry fee: $47
Early-bird entry fee: $34


Entries close 31 January 2022.