Submit your film

Dar­win Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates a diver­si­ty of region­al sto­ries from the festival’s heart­land of North­ern Aus­tralia and South­east Asia, whilst also bring­ing to audi­ences the best of world cin­e­ma, as well as a wealth of oppor­tu­ni­ties which fos­ter local tal­ent. DIFF is a non-com­pet­i­tive* festival.

We con­sid­er works in the fol­low­ing categories:

  • Short Film (North­ern Australia)
  • Short Film (South East Asia)
  • Fea­ture Film (Aus­tralian)
  • Fea­ture Film (Inter­na­tion­al)
  • School Pro­duc­tions (Top End)

Rules & Terms

All sub­mis­sions must:

  • Be NT pre­mière at least
  • Be works com­plet­ed on or after 1 July 2018

Sub­mis­sions dead­line: 23 June.

Extend­ed Dead­line: 14 July.

Com­plete guide­lines and sub­mis­sions on Film­free­way.

* Every two years, DIFF holds the Capri­cor­nia Film Awards which rec­og­nizes excel­lence in the NT screen indus­try. Next edi­tion of Capri­cor­nia will take place in 2019.