Where CONTENT is King!
Madcap’s aim is to award content driven by excellence and the filmmaker’s creative ability, with an emphasis on writing and performing comic content, rather than rewarding special effects and the cinematic qualities.
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Awards & Prizes
Madcap’s awards are in Two Categories Australian/International
- Best Comedy
- Best Script
- Best Comic Character
- Best Gag/Comic Situation
Best Comedy and Script winners will receive a Script Assessment on their next short screenplay by leading Australian Script Consultant Charlie Carmen.
Best Comic Character and Best Gag/Comic Situation winners will receive an assessment on their next short screenplay logline.
Rules & Terms
Please note: All Short Films 10 mins and under made after 2015 qualify, provided it is an International Premiere/Australian Premiere.
Please aim for clever, witty, satirical, zany, sophisticated comedy content. Whilst the judges will not act as censors but if you film contains content that may offend, it may result in disqualification for an award.
BUT! If your short film has been broadcast on TV/ Online or in competition at Festivals in Screen Australia's selection it is not an International or Australian Premiere. www.screenaustralia.gov.au/festivals-and-markets/festival-profiles
Tropfest and Over the Fence film festival screenings count as Australian Premieres.