Geelong Independent Film Festival

GINDIE: Geelong Independent Film Festival


GINDIE: Geelong Independent Film Festival is a short, long short and feature film competition festival staged at Village Cinemas Geelong between 17-18 July, 2021. Its aim is to provide quality films to our festival audience with attention to live-action and animated works which hold particular attention to the craft of performance, cinematography, sound and score, and editing.​

We are seeking shorts, long shorts and features in documentary, animation, live action and narrative films under 25 minutes each, long short between 25 - 59 mins and feature films between 60 -140 mins each but there are no restrictions on when or where the film was made as long as the film itself can be classified into a general audience rating.​

Feature Film 60-140 mins

- Narrative

- Documentary

- Animation

- VR or 360 (fixed or equirectangular i.e not interactive)


Long Short Film between 25 - 59 mins

- Narrative

- Documentary

- Animation

- VR of 360 (fixed or equirectangular i.e not interactive)​

Short Film - 25mins or under

- Narrative

- Documentary

- Animation

- VR of 360 (fixed or equirectangular i.e not interactive)​

Music Video Video​

Submit your film via​

Film Freeway:

With many best wishes - the GINDIE Committee.​

Awards & Prizes 

Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best VR
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Performer
Best Editing
Best Sound and Score
Best Cinematographer
Best Story


(1)Short live action and short animated films of up to 25 minutes, long short films between 25-59mins and feature films between 60-140 minutes in total duration including credits are welcome to submit into the festival before the closing date and no submissions will be considered after the closing date without exception.​

(2) Short film screening copies for Official Selection will be provided by the film maker to the festival as 1920 x 1080 16:9 (or 2K 2:39.1 scope for feature films) as ProRes HQ mov files in stereo or 5.1 sound formats with no closed captions or watermark.​

(3) There are no premiere requirements and you are welcome to submit films which have been screened at other festivals in previous years as long as you notify us with details of prior screenings for our festival marketing.​

(4) All costs such as freight, travel, accommodation, and any other related fees are the responsibility of the rights holder.​

(5) Notification - successful films will be invited into Official Selection by email and FilmFreeway's selection status and unsuccessful submissions will be notified through FilmFreeway's selection status only.​

(6) There is no age limit to film makers who wish to enter a film into consideration.​

(7) We do not consider material which can be understood as rough cuts, TVCs, corporate or trainings, pornographic or erotic, home video, and or a work in progress film.​

(8) The decision of the selection committee is final with no exceptions.​

(9) No feedback will be provided on your submission.​

(10) We will not consider films which are outside the acceptance of the Australian film classification range of G, PG, M, M15+, and R however you do not have to hold an official classification rating.​

(11) Nine Awards will be granted in the festival (see awards section for list).​

(12) Submitting to the festival does not guarantee inclusion into Official Selection.​

(13) By submitting to the festival, you agree to waiver all legal action against the festival, its organisers, venue, associates, stakeholders, families and or affiliates.​

(14) All subtitles (if applicable) must be in English as 'burnt in'.​

(15) All submissions must be made by the film's rights holder.​

(16) All films must have all clearances made before submission.

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Thursday 29 October, 2020
Sunday 18 April, 2021

Victoria , Geelong

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Awards & Prizes