Geelong Independent Film Festival

Geelong Independent Film Festival

The second season of GIFF is up and running out of Beav's Bar in Geelong! Our second year features six seasons instead of five and the Golden Caesar award will…

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Dec 15, 2024

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Victoria

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The second season of GIFF is up and running out of Beav’s Bar in Geelong! Our second year features six seasons instead of five and the Golden Caesar award will now be awarded only once, at the end of the year during our sixth season. Look for us on our new day, the last Sunday of every second month. The Festival will run on a Sunday evening to ensure smooth operation of all festival nights throughout the year. There is a new category for films entered, Best Score.

Submissions are now open for Round II of Year II of GIFF!

Festival dates are as follows for 2024:

RI – February 25th
RII – April 28th
RIII – June 30th
RIV – August 25th
RV – October 27th
RVI – December 29th

In Round VI, the Best Film Winners from the previous rounds will go up against five fresh contenders to battle it out for the Grand Prize, the Golden Caesar!

The Geelong Independent Film Festival (GIFF) is an ongoing film festival held 5 times a year in the centre of Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong and accepts films of any genre up to 15 minutes max in length. This festival is proudly supported by the Geelong Waterfront Film group and Beav’s Bar.

A city by the bay, Geelong is an excellent location for the arts and the local film making community. The Geelong Independent Film Festival is all about the promotion of film makers and their works to the local and broader Australian film making communities.

Film makers are encouraged to share their own websites/pages along with their films as each film makers website/page will be promoted alongside the screening of their work. The aim is to help you build your local audience with each screening.

Selected films will be judged by a select panel of local film makers. Judging will take place on the night of the festival and their decisions are final. There are five award categories at GIFF:

Best Short Film
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Score

All films entered at GIFF are automatically in the running for these categories at no extra cost. Successful entries must provide names of Lead Actor and/or Lead Actress. The festival will not make guesses as to whom is to be considered the Lead in your film.

Award winners will be notified and they will be awarded the Winner Laurel as well as a certificate celebrating their win.

For more information, visit Geelong Independent Film Festival