2019 theme: Sunshine Re-Vamped

Over $10,000 in Prizes!

Festival Night

Thursday 31st October 2019

Tickets to the Primary School Screening – book here
(Children under 15 free, but still need to be booked, Adults $15)

2019 Film Lists

Thanks to all who entered the 2019 Film Festival. We had a record number of entries and tried to include as many as we could but inevitably had to make some hard decisions. Congratulations to all who made the final cut. We look forward to seeing you all at the festival screening. Book your tickets now! (films listed in random order)

Primary School Selection

  • Vampire Puppet

    Cabramatta Primary School

  • Things That Make You Go Aargh!

    Cabramatta Primary School

  • Monster School

    Sunshine Heights Primary School

  • School Run

    Sunshine Heights Primary School

  • The Abandoned

    Sunshine Heights Primary School

  • The Scary Secret of Sunshine Heights

    Sunshine Heights Primary School

  • The Disappearance

    Benalla P-12 College

  • Bloody Mary

    Jessica Gerger

  • Hello Ian, like some Tea?

    Matthew Schulz

Secondary School Selection

  • The Patch

    Jordan Lentini

  • Deadline

    Charlie Veitch

  • The Bad Dreams

    Minty Films

  • Kool Wizards

    Orlando Catoggio

  • Plug Me In David

    Harry Cain

  • Milk

    Clancy Tate

Open Selection

  • Heaven or Hell

    Tom Vogel

  • #Selfie

    Narelle Nash

  • Wild-as

    Oliver Bonenfant

  • The Surface

    Lucas Linehan

  • Army of the Dead

    Angus Turner-Summerton

  • Electrical Interference

    Andrew Dinh

  • Quick Bite

    Luke Pye

  • Vampy

    Leanne Bowden

  • Ninja Knitters

    Andrew Robb

  • Strange Encounters

    Oliver Crawford Smith

  • Primatus: Night of the Living Masks

    Louis Bergemann

  • Therapy

    Max Vermeulen

  • Mask

    Pei Chen Tsai

  • Death Lives

    Thomas Jose Field

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Kyle Buddo

  • The Starey Bampire

    Daniel Farmer

  • Who Broke the Jebna?

    Sami Obamaa

SSFF 2019 - Re-Vamped Poster Gala Screening

About This Year's Theme

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

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.

Prize Pool


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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