IGTV Film Festival

Instagram, VICE, and Sydney Film Festival are inviting young Australians of all experiences and skill sets to create short films that picture their future world, through the lens of the people, passions, and issues that they care about most. We want to amplify new voices — YOUR voices. Last chance — entries close 28 May!

The Brief

Whether it’s a short film about the environment, identity, politics, food, or sport we want to see the future through your own eyes, for films that centre on “your world.” Whatever that means to you is open to interpretation, but give us a sense of what it means to live life in Australia in years to come. Show us your Future Universe.

We encourage people to celebrate the diversity of Australia and submissions may come in any language (please do add subtitles).

Entering is simple:

  • Shoot a short film vertically and upload it to your personal IGTV account, and submit the link to the official entry page before 11:59PM May 28.
  • To be eligible your IGTV film must:
    • Be no longer than 10 minutes
    • Be respectful, inclusive and safe
    • Not feature sex, violence, profanity and/or dangerous footage

This initiative has a zero tolerance policy on hate speech.

The Prize

At the close of the submission period, Sydney Film Festival, IGTV, and VICE will choose a shortlist of the best films, publishing the finalist’s work on VICE Australia’s IGTV channel (50k+ followers).

These finalists will also win a trip to Sydney to attend Sydney Film Festival, where all shortlisted films will screen IRL at a multimedia activation space at the Hub.

The winner will be announced at a special event during the festival, chosen by an industry jury, taking home AUD$5,000 in prize money. They’ll also receive $2500 worth of rental for camera and lenses furnished by Panavision. (Winner will require insurance replacement cover).

A People’s Choice Award is also up for grabs, so be sure to check out these innovative storytellers and vote for your favourite at the Instagram Lounge, located in this year’s Hub!


Presented by Instagram in partnership with Sydney Film Festival and VICE Australia

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