International submissions to the 2020 Sydney Film Festival are now closed.
Australian submissions to the 2020 Sydney Film Festivals are now closed.

The Sydney Film Festival is currently in discussion with FilmFestivalLife in relation to refunds on submission fees. Details will be sent to submitters as soon as available.

We are currently exploring ways to present the 2020 Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Australia Documentary, Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films and Yoram Gross Animation Award competitions, therefore submission fees to these categories will not be refunded, and we’ll be in touch with submitters to these categories with further information in the coming weeks.  Our thanks to the sponsors of these Awards, Documentary Australia Foundation, Dendy Cinemas and Yoram Gross Filmstudios for their continuing support.

Submissions to the 2021 Sydney Film Festival will open in November 2020.

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