Under the Radar

Under the Radar is back as part of St Kilda Film Festival in 2024!

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Film Festival supports the Australian film industry by showcasing the best short films. A special category of St Kilda Film Festival is the Youth Short Film Category - Under the Radar. This category provides an opportunity for young filmmakers (under the age of 21) to show their work in an internationally recognised film festival.

St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening the top short film entries alongside a rich program of special events, international screenings and a free filmmaker development program.

Winner of the Under the Radar Short Film Competition will be awarded a prize of $1000.

Please read our Under the Radar - Terms & Conditions before entering.


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


Regular entry fee: $10


Entries close 31 January 2024.