Gala Festival Screening

7.00pm -11th February 2021

Village Cinemas Sunshine

Tickets available at the Village Cinemas website.

This is a COVIDSafe event, registered with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
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Online Festival Screening and Competition

11th – 20th February 2021

Tickets available from 19th January at

The festival is both in cinema and online.

We will have an In-Cinema screening at Village Cinemas, Sunshine on 11th February 2021 with a selection of films and free popcorn!

The main competition and screening will be online from the 11th to 20th February 2021.

All voting will take place online.

Winners will be announced on 25th February 2021.

Sunshine Short Film Festival goes international!

We are the scrubby little festival that could! In our 9th year we are growing from a community based, local festival to one now with national and international recognition.

Our focus is still and will always be on compelling storytelling through a visual medium. We celebrate the work of professional, accomplished filmmakers just as much as we do those who want to have a go and have something to say to the world.

For a complete list of films please visit our streaming platform thanks to our good friends at Spondo.

The Sunshine Short Film Festival – Spondo Site

Full program details available on the 15th Jan 2021.

Awards and Prizes

Judge's Award

  • The Judge’s Award of $1,500 for best film will be voted for by all the participating Filmmakers.

Audience Vote

There will still be an Audience vote prizes:

  • 1st Prize $1,000
  • 2nd Prize $750
  • 3rd Prize $500

Film Made In Lockdown prize

The $1,000 prize for a film made in lockdown conditions will be awarded by the SSFF committee.

Awards Announced

All awards will be announced on Mon 22 February 2021

The Festival Is Proudly Presented By

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