The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.
The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit.
The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival has 5 award categories you can submit your photographs/photography under:Supreme Jury Prize Award $500 Photo-Journalism: The news that doesn’t make the news. Street Photography: All the dark nooks and crannies we see every day. Landscape: From concrete jungle to vast horizons. Portraiture: Is this my best side?
The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a competitive film festival and has 18 award categories, known as the Ozstars, which you can enter, they include:
Supreme Jury Prize Winner
Best International Documentary
Best Australian Documentary
Best Australian Short Documentary
Best International Short Documentary
Best Melbourne Documentary (short and feature)
Best Indigenous Documentary
Best Music / Art Documentary
Best Environmental Documentary
Best Emerging Director
Audience Choice Award (short and feature)
Wildcard / Avante Garde Award
Best Expanded Interdisciplinary Project
Supreme Jury Prize Award – $1,000
Best Australian Short Documentary – $1000
Supreme Jury Prize Award – Photography – $500
Open Channel Memberships for Best Australian and Best Melbourne documentaries
AIDC day passes for Best Australian and Best Melbourne documentaries
DVDs from Madman, Antidote Films, Monster Pictures
Distribution deals on VOD with Beama Films