Microflix Entry Regulations & Submissions

1.   LENGTH:
Films must be no more than 3 minutes long, including credits.

2.   FORMAT:
Films must be submitted in MP4 format.

3.   DEADLINE:
Submissions must be made via Submission Manager by midnight, August 31, 2019.

4.  TEXTS:
Films must be inspired by original works of Australian Microliterature (up to 200 words in length). If you do not choose a text from those provided on the Microflix website then you must be able to provide, along with your submitted film: a) evidence of your right to use the chosen microlit work and b) the work itself (as a Word file) including the title of the work and the author’s name.

5.   FILM TITLE:
The title of your submitted film should not be the same as the title of the piece of microliterature on which the film is based. Microflix is interested in multiple interpretations of original texts but wants to minimise the prospect of confusion between films, which could impact negatively on filmmakers’ capacity to promote their films outside Microflix.

6.   PREVIOUS USE:
Films submitted to Microflix must not be currently or have previously been distributed or broadcast online (other than on school websites associated with films by current students).

7.   ELIGIBILITY:
Entry is open to individual or groups of filmmakers who are Australian Citizens residing anywhere, as well as to people residing in Australia during the submission period.

8.   OWNERSHIP:
Entrants must be entitled to present the entered film as their own work, or to represent the film in their capacity as the identified creative lead, producer or legal representative of the work being entered.

9.   ENTRY FEE:
General entry to Microflix is $25. Entry for students and concession card holders is $10. The entry fee allows for the submission of one film only. You may submit your film into more than one category. For instance, General entry AND Made on Smartphone.

10. MADE ON SMARTPHONE CATEGORY:
Entrants to this category who are selected as finalists must be able to provide evidence of raw footage filmed using a mobile phone device.

11. ENTRY LIMITS:
There is no limit on the number of times an individual or group can enter.

12. RIGHTS:
By entering your film, in the event that your film is accepted for Microflix Awards and Festival, you grant Microflix the right to reproduce part of your film (up to 30 seconds or 30%, whichever is smaller) for the sole purpose of promoting Microflix.

13. CONTENT RESTRICTION:
Film which contain content that is likely to be seen as inflammatory, degrading or otherwise unsuitable for public performance will not be accepted.

14. SELECTION:
The decisions of the selection panel are final and will not be subject to negotiation or discussion.

15. NOTIFICATION:
If your film is selected for Microflix you will be advised via email in October 2019.

Enquiries: info@microflixfestival.com.au

Submissions

Registration gives you access to the full microlit texts online for adaption and allows you to upload your film.