9TH - 11TH NOVEMBER 2018
A FESTIVAL FOR EVERYONE, BY EVERYONE
The Bayside Film Festival screens films over three nights to diverse audiences with an adjudicator panel determining the best film in each category. Our organisation strives to make an entertaining and enjoyable event for everyone. Our objective is to help filmmakers further their passion and have their hard work appreciated. By carrying out a festival we are hoping to be able to help filmmakers and industry professionals network with one another in order to help build a community and better careers.
The Bayside Film Festival was a well renowned event in our local community, and was once a major film festival in Melbourne. 2015 marked the last year of the festival after successfully screening films for over 12 years. Today, the Bayside Film Festival Inc. is looking to restore the Bayside Film Festival to its once proud stature as a enjoyable event for all audiences. Through our new annual festival we are hoping to bring in a much larger audience from all backgrounds and demographics. We are aiming to make these festivals more enjoyable than what they previously were.
Staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers and industry professionals, our focus lies in helping build an industry in our local community. We are here to help every filmmaker grow and be recognised for their extensive work. Our team is determined to make the Bayside Film Festival an internationally acclaimed event that everyone can submit their films to, attend and enjoy.
The Bayside Film Festival has multiple categories for films to be submitted to. Below are the listed categories:
- Short Films (>20mins)
- Music Videos
- Feature Films (<40mins)
- Jump Cut Short Films (21 and under)
We have numerous awards for the best films of the festival, determined by our judges.
- Best Short Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Documentary
- Best Feature Film
- Best Animation
- The Jump Cut Award
All films submitted will be viewed by our judges and will be considered for live screenings and awards. If your film contains graphic violence or extreme themes, our film festival team may not be inclined to screen it in our program. If you would like assistance or have any questions about film submissions please message us on our contact page.
To submit your film please go to our FilmFreeway page below:
The Bayside Film Festival is always looking for donations to help us run the festival. We are a not for profit organisation with all funds acquired through small grants, sponsorships and donations. All money raised is used to better the event and grow our community.
If you would like to donate please click the Paypal donate icon below. We thank you for your support.
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If you have any questions or inquiries, send us a message with your details and a representative of the Bayside Film Festival will be in touch as soon as possible.
PO Box 49,
Sandringham, VIC 3191