WIFT V-FESTWOMEN’S ONLINE FILM FESTIVALWIFT V-FEST OPENS IT'S ONLINE WOMEN’S SHORT FILM COMPETITION.
WIFT V-FEST (Women in Film & Television) is a 3-Day virtual film festival designed to showcase the work of women in the film industry in-front and behind the lens.
The virtual film festival will encompass a women’s only short film competition with the finalists’ films being screened throughout the festival. A special women’s focused feature film (both narrative and documentary) will screen each night.
The festival program will also include Masterclasses, Q&A's, Speed Networking sessions, and Industry panels in support of women or gender diverse screen practitioners.
This event is kindly supported by Screen Queensland through the V-Fest Initiative and the Queensland Chapter of WIFT Australia.
We are pleased to announce Leah Purcell as our film festival patron. Leah Purcell has paved the way for many women in the industry and in the viewing audience. She is an icon in the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community who stands up against injustice and fights for truth.
KEY DATES & DEADLINES
Standard Entry WIFT Member/Student
● Dec 14, 2020 Opening Date
● Jan 5, 2021 Regular Deadline $20 $12
● Jan 25, 2021 Late Deadline $30 $20
● Mar 1, 2021 Notification Date
● Mar 26–28, 2021 Event Date
Note: Newly registered WIFT Members will be able to claim the member discount for competition film entry as well as additional discounted tickets for film festival passes and event workshops.
AWARDS & PRIZES
The Short Film Competition recognises the in-kind support of our sponsors, in these challenging COVID times. As such, please note, most awards will be in the form of memberships to Australian Film Industry Guilds and passes to Industry Workshops and Mentorships, which may be in-person or accessible online (depending on COVID restrictions).
● Audience Choice
● Best Drama
● Best Documentary
● Best Animation / New Media (360, VR, AR)
● Best Music Video – Only music videos for original compositions are eligible
● Best QLD Film – must reside in Queensland.
● Best Regional Film (Australia Wide)
● Best Diversity Award
This award is to recognise talented practitioners from under-represented communities. The following practitioners are encouraged to apply: First Nations women, women of colour, women with disability, women over 50, and gender diverse people from the LGBTIQ community.
● Best Indigenous Film
● Best Student Film (current student or alumni in last 12 months)
● Best Director
● Best Screenplay
● Best Cinematographer
● Best Editor
● Best Sound Designer / Composer
● Best Performance
To enter your film, please visit our webiste: wiftaustralia.org.au/submit-film