Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Submissions Now Open

Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival, with submissions accepted from 4 December 2017 until 29 January 2018.

All new entries are welcomed, and Australian filmmakers who have submitted this year through the international competition – Lexus Short Films - are encouraged to re-submit through the Sydney Film Festival website.

The Fellowship is the largest cash prize for short film in Australia, offering $50,000 each to four filmmakers to produce their next short film.

The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship, as in previous years, will shortlist 20 finalists early next year. The four winning Fellows will be announced during Sydney Film Festival in June 2018, and see their work premiered at the 2019 Festival.

Read more about the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship here.

Entry Details

It’s a simple process with no entry fee and no complex application. Filmmakers only have to submit an eligible film and CV by 29 January 2018.

For any questions, contact SFF Industry & Guest Manager, Lisa Kitching,


Head to Film Festival Life for full eligibility criteria and submission details, and browse the Frequently Asked Questions.


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