About The Microflix Award & Festival

The Microflix Award & Festival aims to encourage more Australian filmmakers to use work by Australian authors and to reward excellence and creativity in film adaptations. Each year, entrants will be invited to create a film based on their choice from a wide range of curated texts provided by short story publisher, Spineless Wonders.

New texts will be offered each year. These texts are a combination of works previously published in microlit anthologies and include award-winning Australian authors, winning entries in The joanne burns Microlit Award as  well as newly-commissioned works. Spineless Wonders regularly conducts call-outs for new works with a particular emphasis on discovering new voices. By offering a range of targeted award categories, the Microflix Film Awards aims to create opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers from diverse groups.

Entries to a range of award categories will open in early 2019.