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BIFF 2019 SHORT FILM awards

Short film submission to BIFF 2019 are now closed.

Selected films will screen in the Festival, with category winners announced on the closing day, Sunday 13 October.


  • Best Festival Short Film Award – all submissions eligible – AU$2000
  • Screen Queensland Short Film Award – Funding to value of AU$7500, for either (1) Concept Development Funding or (2) Travel & Marketing for the winning team to attend a film market or festival of their choice, plus the offer of meeting with Screen Queensland to plan their next steps.
  • Best Australian Short Film Award – AU$1000
  • Special Jury Award – AU$1000 (awarded to a film showing notable potential or exceptional creativity in some regard).
  • Innovation in Form Award – AU$1000 (awarded to a film showing particular achievement and innovation in one or more technical aspects).

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