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Winners of the 2020 Festival will be announced on the 25th

About the Sunshine Short Film Festival

We are the scrubby little festival that could! In our 10th 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 just want to have a go and have something to say to the world.  We truly believe in diversity and its representation on screen. We want to blow apart the traditional assumptions of good/bad, art/not art, community/industry. We recognise traditional accomplishment as much as we do sheer gumption, the desire to say something to world, and just the sheer joy of a collective creative process.

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 25 February 2021

The Festival Is Proudly Presented By

Short Comedy Film Workshop

Watch the replay of this live streamed event presented in association with Cinespace and the St Kilda Film Festival


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