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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (Expired)

2021 Submissions Now Open
2020 Fest has been postponed
- Online advance screenings (completed)
- Awards 20/12/2020 (completed)
- Monthly Cinema Screenings (pending)
- Regional Festival (pending)
- Docs in Federation Square (pending)
- 5th Edition Cinema screenings TBD

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a popular and beloved institution and has grown over the last 6 years to become an important and essential Australian film festival, showcasing the world's best and most innovative cutting edge documentaries. If accepted you are guaranteed to be part of an incredible, world class line up. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a forerunner event in July before Melbourne's premier event Melbourne International Film Festival which starts is in August. Join us as we make the comeback, the fightback against Covid-19 and bring business back to Melbourne in 2021 for the inevitable and triumphant return to cinema. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a festival where you and your documentary are the star of our festival! Which thousands and thousands and thousands of people attend each year.

What We Are Looking For:
International and Australian Features, Short, VR documentaries, Video Essays and Documentary Web Series to showcase in our competition in Melbourne, Australia in 2021.

About The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival:
- Premiered over 500 documentaries in Australia
- 6 x Top 100 Film Festival - FilmFreeway
- 4 x Best in the World Documentary Film Festival - Film Daily
- 1 x Best in the Southern Hemisphere Documentary Film Festival - GuideDoc
- In 2020 we created the Southern Hemisphere's biggest online documentary film festival with over 102 documentaries showcased
- Australia's first competitive documentary film festival to go online
- The biggest documentary film festival in the southern hemisphere on Facebook and Twitter
- The only documentary film festival in the world to raise money for charity
- Has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Melbourne economy over the last 5 years
- Thousands of dollars of travel subsides paid out over the last 5 years
- Thousands of dollars hiring out local venues, cinemas and art spaces in Melbourne, Australia
- Thousands of dollars in screening fees paid out over the last 5 years
- Thousands of dollars in prize money paid out over the last 5 years
- Thousands of dollars raised for local, Australian charities over the last 5 years
- Thousands of dollars supporting Australian Radio Stations, Australian Film Critics and Writers over the last 5 years
- Thousands of dollars supporting Filmmakers and Volunteers to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference
Thousands of dollars putting on Masterclasses, parties and functions for Filmmakers and Volunteers to attend.

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Starts
Thursday 27 May, 2021
Ends
Monday 7 June, 2021
Venue
Cinema Nova
Venue Address
380 Lygon Street
Location

Victoria , Carlton

Website
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Category
Awards & Prizes