Entrants have the opportunity to submit comedies in two categories:
Payment details towards the bottom of the page.
The prizes for the Funniest Sketch and Funniest Short Film will be judged live by a panel of industry experts and awarded following the screening at CinefestOz 2018. The program then tours nationally following.
The comedy sketches and short films must have been produced between January 1 2017 and July 27 2018. Entrants must own all rights (Including music) to their submitted works.
By entering you are granting Australia’s Funniest Shorts non-exclusive rights to the sketch, short film or both for the duration of the festival touring cycle and any promotional needs leading up to and after it. You also grant Australia’s Funniest Shorts non-exclusive rights to promote and screen your sketch, short film or both as part of future Australia’s Funniest Shorts screenings. Australia’s Funniest Shorts aims to give filmmakers as much exposure as possible and thus further use of your film may be negotiated.
Entrants to be current residents or citizens of Australia.
The highest rating classification under the Office of Film and Literature (Australia) Australia’s Funniest Shorts will accept is R 18+
All entries must be received by Friday July 27, 2018. Entrants will be notified if their entries have been selected via email by Friday August 3 2018.
EARLY BIRDS FEE (Until May 11 2018)
Entrants may submit one short film for $25 AU entry fee or up to three sketches for $25 AU. The entry fee is non-refundable.
GENERAL FEE (May 12 – July 27 2018)
Entrants may submit one short film for $35 AU entry fee or up to three sketches for $35 AU. The entry fee is non-refundable.
Entry fees to be made via electronic transfer to the Festival Director, Ronan Freeburn (ABN: 85929711727)
Acc name: Ronan Freeburn
BSB: 06 6108
Acc number: 00684237
(Please put your sketch/es or short film title in the description of payment).
If your entry/entries are selected, you will be contacted to supply the final screening ready file/s of your short via a file sharing website.
H.264 (.mov QT ext) codec only
Resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 720 x 576
16:9 / 2.35:1 Aspect ratio (materials not conforming will be scaled)
29.97 / 25 / 24 / 23.98 FPS
Maximum bit-rate of 20Mbps per file.
PCM, AAC, AC3 audio only (48k / 24-bit max) normalized to -12db
For technical queries please contact: – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 670 814