NIFF Receives 150th Film Submission

The inaugural Noosa International Film Festival has received its 150th short film submission – and more are rolling in.

According to the Festival’s Head Curator, Arnold Kopff, the number of entries for the short film competitions has exceeded all expectations and the standard is exceptional.

Entries have been received from 25 countries around the globe as well as most Australian states. Entries include the full scope of genres - dramas, comedies, black comedies, horror, political satires, documentaries, hand drawn animations and music videos with original compositions.

The regular deadline closed today, July 5, however the final deadline has been extended to August 2.

Arnold says while the deadline extension may increase the challenge for him and his team of 12 curators, it aims to enhance the range of official selections and most importantly, the event screenings.

“We want to ensure that NIFF audiences will be thoroughly entertained and engaged by an eclectic mix of film subjects and styles.

The team of curators have this week begun the task of critiquing the short film entries. Each film will be separately reviewed by each curator and films with the highest number of recommendations will be submitted to the judging panel.

The inaugural Noosa International Film Festival is set to kick off 3-6 November 2016 over a four-day festival weekend in the world-renowned destination of Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Noosa International Film Festival aims to become one of Australia’s leading international film festivals by screening new international and Australian feature length films and high quality short films from all corners of the world, and by staging instructive filmmaking masterclasses and an intimate Q&A with an award winning Australian filmmaker.

For more information and film entry guidelines, visit our Submit page.

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