Enter a Film


The Other Film Festival accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com

1. All films must be by, with or about people with a disability, disabled or Deaf.
2. Entries close 15 June 2018
3. Films may be any form, genre or length.
4. Complete an online entry, including payment, using FilmFreeway

I’m having problems with Filmfreeway, what do I do?
Please visit Filmfreeway help section

How do I pay my entry fee?
Entry fees are payable online through Filmfreeway.

When will I be notified if my entry has been selected?
Entrants will be advised by 18 July 2018

If my film is selected, what do I need to do then?
Supply screening media, publicity kit and stills by 1 August 2018.

Why does the festival need to receive media files so long before the festival?
The festival requires additional time to create captioned and audio described versions of all films prior to the festival.

What if my film is not in English?
Films in languages other than English MUST be subtitled in English. This includes deaf languages such as Auslan, British Sign language, American Sign Language etc.

How long does my film need to be?
Films may be any length except in the youth shorts category where films must be under 15minutes.

What genres, forms and styles are accepted?
The festival is open to all genres and all forms. However, films must be by, with or about people with a disability, disabled or deaf.

Is there a completion date requirement?
No, there is no cut off date. However, films completed since 2010 will be viewed more favourably.

Do films need to be Australian or World premieres?
No, there is no premiere requirement. However, films that have not previously screened in Melbourne will be viewed more favourably.

What if my film already has distribution?
Projects may have a distribution agreement in Australia. However, films that have not had theatrical release or national broadcast will be regarded more favourably.

When will the festival be held?
November 2018


1. All films must be made by, with or about people with a disability or Deaf.
2. We must receive the following by 15 June, 2018: a) Completed Entry via FilmFreeway at www.filmfreeway.com/TheOtherFilmFestival b) Entry fee c) Preview film available online via the film freeway entry.
3. The Entrant warrants to The Other Film Festival that the film does not infringe on any rights, including copyright and third party, and that the Entrant has obtained all necessary releases and permissions to enter the film.
4. If the film is selected, the Entrant must supply a high quality, full resolution screening version of the film by 01 August 2018. If the screening media is not received by this date the film will not be accepted for screening at the festival.
5. The Entrant grants The Other Film Festival the following rights: a) To screen or otherwise exhibit the film at the festival’s screening events, including any and all subsequent touring programs of the festival, b) To create and screen a Captioned and Audio Described version for screening at the festival, c) To reproduce and disseminate short extracts of the film for promotional purposes, including online at www.otherfilmfestival.com d) To add the film to a compilation program for publicity purposes eg previewing and reviewing by journalists. e) To print or reproduce digital stills provided by the Entrant for all promotional and marketing purposes.
6. The Other Film Festival undertakes to do the following: a) To inform all entrants of selection decisions by 18 July 2018.  c) To award a prizes to the best films in categories. All films screened at the festival are eligible. (All prizes will be confirmed closer to the festival and announced on the festival website.)