Submit your CarnEvil Short Film

Over $10,000 in Prizes


Welcome to The Sunshine Film Festival, a community based film festival. What that means is that we welcome filmmakers at all level of skills, particularly first time filmmakers. Got a story to tell and tell it well in 5 minutes or less? Come on right in.

SSFF 2018 theme: CarnEvil

A Halloween themed Carnival. It's about a circus crossed with a house of horrors. It's about spooks and goblins and evil clowns. It's about Masquerade and Masks, Look up Edward Allan Poe and Barnum and Bailey. It's about the gothic and the supernatural. But remember, it is all horror until the fun begins! Keep it safe and family friendly.

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Entrant Categories


Primary School Category

Children have incredibly creative minds, and many primary schools throughout Melbourne enter. This provides the kids a unique experience, and a fantastic opportunity to show their hard work.


Secondary School Category

With a world becoming increasingly visual with the growth of YouTube and other digital mediums, but there are still very few ways for a young film maker to be shown in a cinema. We believe that supporting these and all aspiring film-makers is crucial for the ever changing visual arts mediums. 


Open Category

Each year, film makers from around Australia and even internationally enter their films to showcase their talent. 

With $10,000 in prizes, the Sunshine Film Festival is one of the best opportunities for lesser known filmmakers to reach an audience

We are very pleased to announce that FREEDOM DEVELOPERS , Vicinity Centres/Sunshine Marketplace and Sweeney the Real Estate have joined the SSFF as sponsors


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