Please note our calendar of programs' submissions has been reworked to align with our new events' dates.


Spark Film Initiative

25 Nov. 2020: Selection announced! View the full line-up here.
Spark is an annual short film initiative supporting local film productions by Northern Territory screen practitioners.

Event Dates:
Premiering at DIFF 2020: Take Two, May 2021

Who can submit
To be eligible to apply, you must:
• Be a Northern Territory resident; and,
• Own the right(s) to produce The Production (either because you’re the writer or you obtained this right); and,
• Be willing to sign a grant agreement and successfully complete the production of the project within the agreed schedule
• Have both a director and producer attached to the project.
• Be over 18 years of age
• Not be a currently enrolled student.
What you can submit
Spark film projects must:
   a. be in factual (documentary) form;
   b. be a maximum of 10 minutes in run-time including credits;
   c. relate to the Spark 2020 theme, "Intergenerational relationships";
   d. feature the work of a Northern Territory composer or musician for its score.
Submissions closing on 8 October 2020.
Deadilne extended to 15 October 2020.

Resource: Gareth Benson's presentation from "SPARK Film Development Workshop". View full presentation

The Capricornia Film Awards

Every second year, the Darwin International Film Festival hosts a celebration of the best talent and achievements of the Northern Territory screen industry. 

Event Dates:
TBC (April/May 2021)

Who can submit
Members of the Northern Territory Screen Industry.
What you can submit
Productions completed between July 2018 and July 2020, across 10 categories.
Status: Closed.

"DIFF2020: Take Two" Official Selection

"DIFF 2020: take 2" will feature a fresh program of some of the most exciting international and local cinema. 

Event Dates:
TBC (April/May 2021)

Who can submit
What you can submit:
Feature films, Short films, Narrative, Documentary, Animation. Full description and T's and C's on Filmfreeway.
StatusOpening soon.


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