2019 theme: Sunshine Re-Vamped

Over $10,000 in Prizes!

Keep the date: Thursday 31st October 2019

SSFF-2019 Re-Vamped

About This Year's Theme

We are looking for comedy on a Halloween theme: scary comedy.

Send in ghost stories, stories of mystery and magic, of the bizarre and the imaginative.

We are particularly interested in stories from different cultures; folklore, myths and legend. Give Halloween a particularly Australian, multicultural spin.

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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


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