Prizes and Categories (2018)


AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL SECTION - Entries close June 1, 2018


Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - Toshiba Package worth $7,000

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner - SMEG Appliance package valued at $15,000

    School Most Online Votes

  • Winner - OLED TV (RRP $4099) with Dolby Vision & Atmos Sound Bar (RRP $1499) courtesy of LG and also $5000 Cash

    NOVA Employment School Choice Awards

  • 5x Winner's - $1000 Cash

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN SECTION - Entries close June 1, 2018


    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner - Tickets to American Film Market, Universal Studios Tour & Tickets, Meetings with International judges for mentorships, Live Studio Tapings, Tickets to Media Access Awards & Acknowledgement, Tickets to Australians In Film Gala Dinner, $5000 worth of immigration services from Raynor & Associated, 1x Return Flight to Los Angeles & 4 weeks Accommodation

    * To get all the above inclusions this trip needs to be taken October/November 2018
    * Prize subject to VISA approval

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $10,000 courtesy of ClubsNSW

    Most Online Votes - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - $5000 courtesy of Club York

    Best Director - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - Australian Directors Guild will provide Mentorship with a prominent Australian director in either feature film, television drama or documentary. A fully paid place at the ADG's Business of Directing 2-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those that want to know the nuts and bolts of the directing business. A place at the Directors Intensive with an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia's most accomplished screen directors and Australia Director's Guild CEO, Kingston Anderson. Plus ADG MEMBERSHIP

    Best Screenplay - (Short Film)

  • Winner - 2-month Australian Writers Guild (AWG) membership, eligible to be considered for AWG Pathways Program. Certificate and congratulatory letter and mentorship with........ PLUS Copies of both Pilar Alessandra's books (Break The Rules & Coffeebreak Screenwriter) and 'On The Page' DVD to our winner as well as a one-hour story consultation to help them structure and strategise on adapting the short into a feature film.

    Screen Producers Australia Award - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - Complimentary 1-year membership for the winning producer/s, One-day pass to the Screen Forever Conference to take part in the SPA Connect pitching (Ready, Steady, Pitch!) and networking (Roundtables) market. This will also include 2 slots in the private One on One business discussion session: 20 minutes with major producers, commissioning editors and sales/distributing agents of their choice. Invitation to the 2nd Annual Screen Diversity & Inclusion Network Breakfast at Screen Forever (complimentary). Complimentary Business Essentials Class place (TBC as depending on location and class timetable)

    Best Australian Actor

  • Winner -TAFTA Full Time Program (Choice of Sydney or Melbourne)


    NOVA EMPLOYMENT CHOICE AWARD - (Australian entries) - Entries close June 1, 2018

  • Winner - Brand New 2018 Kia Cerato courtesy of Noble Kia and Kia Australia

    *The NOVA Employment team select their favourite entry in the 2018 festival that best suits the Focus on Ability theme. All Australian submissions are eligible.

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    INTERNATIONAL SECTION - Entries close June 1, 2018.


    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner -2 Return Flights to Australia plus 2 weeks Accommodation. Winners attend Red Carpet Awards (Sep 5, 2018), Mentor-ships with Australian Judges & Industry Professionals.

    * Prize subject to VISA approval

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - 2 Return Tickets to Australia plus 2 weeks Accommodation to attend our Red Carpet Awards night (Sep 5, 2018) plus accommodation and mentor-ships with judges

    * Prize subject to VISA approval

    Best International Actor

  • Winner - 1 return ticket to Australia to attend our Red Carpet Awards night (Sep 5, 2018), 2 weeks accommodation, plus choice of selected workshops in TAFTA Australia

    * Prize subject to VISA approval

    Most International Online Votes

  • Winner - 1 return ticket to Australia to attend our Red Carpet Awards night (Sep 5, 2018) and 1 weeks accommodation

    * Prize subject to VISA approval