The Victorian Multicultural Commission

Multicultural Film Festival

An annual short film festival that explores diversity and multiculturalism through films that make us think and touch our hearts.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jun 20, 2022





The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) in association with Swinburne University of Technology invites emerging and established filmmakers to submit films for consideration in the 2022 Multicultural Film Festival (MFF).

Now in its fourth year, the MFF celebrates multiculturalism through the lens of short films that explore stories of cultural diversity and living in multicultural Australia, home to the world’s oldest continuous cultures and people who identify with more than 270 ancestries around the world.

We are seeking creative, original, non-formulaic short films about any aspect of cultural diversity created by Australians with a multicultural background (for example they or their family arrived in Australia as migrants, refugees or asylum seekers) or filmmakers of any background who produce films that explore multiculturalism and promote social cohesion.

Original interpretations of what it means to be multicultural are encouraged. This could include personal stories of the filmmaker, their friends, family or a community member. Films can also explore the difference and distinction that is inherent in the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Australian populace.

This year, we are pleased to open the main competition to those under 18 years of age, with a new Young Filmmaker Award. Young people are invited to produce and submit a short film individually or in a group, independently, at home with a parent or at school as part of their school community and even across different year levels.

We are also pleased to announce for the first time, MFF will include screenings in metropolitan Melbourne and across regional Victoria.

Films must be submitted by 20 June 2022

The MFF is proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, Victoria’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria’s Department of Transport and SBS.

For more information visit The Victorian Multicultural Commission