Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne’s local doco fest. Documentary Month 1st - 31st July 2022 #cunemanova 21st - 31st July 2022. One of the most meaningful things about our festival is that 5 filmmakers over…

Festival

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

May 23, 2022

Location

Australia

Artform

Film

Melbourne’s local doco fest. Documentary Month 1st – 31st July 2022 #cunemanova 21st – 31st July 2022.

One of the most meaningful things about our festival is that 5 filmmakers over the last 7 years have been inspired to create their very first documentary because of our festival.

What we are most proud of is that we play compelling, authentic, genuine and nuanced stories from filmmakers from around the world. We give so many documentary filmmakers a voice and a platform to screen their work in Australia.

About:
The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a popular and beloved institution. We have grown over the last 7 years to be the go-to Australian documentary film festival for Australian, UK, North American, Asia, European and documentary filmmakers worldwide to compete at. At the same time becoming 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. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a forerunner event in July before Melbourne’s premier event Melbourne International Film Festival which starts in August. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is Australia’s biggest indie doco fest – 150 + documentaries over 31 days. We are currently recruiting for local Melbourne, Australian, and International Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Documentary Web Series, Video Essays, Documentary Photography, VR and Interactive Documentaries that are looking for Oceania, Asia-Pacific, Australasia, Australia and Melbourne premieres to compete in our Australian Documentary Awards held during our July 2022 festival.

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a festival where you and your documentary are the star of our festival! Thousands of people attend each year online, in-cinema and outdoors.

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival has a community feeling about it and genuinely cares about the filmmakers and their documentaries with alumni helping out with judging and masterclasses.

Our Aim:
We aim to support independent documentary filmmaking in Melbourne, Australia and around the globe.

Our Values:
Our four core values are:
1: Giving People a Fair Go – Embracing stories from all walks of life and experiences, through kindness, integrity, compassion, humanity and empathy.
2: Camaraderie – Supporting the local and international documentary industry by uplifting and celebrating filmmakers, events, projects and initiatives.
3: Make it Australian – While we are an international film festival we aim to play 40% – 50% Australian content.
4: Innovation – We aim to support creatives thinking differently about documentary and innovating the genre.

For more information, visit Melbourne Documentary Film Festival