Adelaide Film Festival


Years running: 14 (since 2008)

Adelaide Film Festival

International Film Festival.


Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. 

The Adelaide Film Festival creates, presents and markets a challenging and inventive screening program accompanied by a substantial forum program which profiles and explores key program themes and approaches to screen practice. The festival will be relevant to both the general public and the industry, attracting a broad audience demographic and introducing this audience to innovative areas of screen practice. It reflects current and future trends in the film and screen-based industries.


  • AFF accepts feature film and shorts (drama, documentary, experimental and animation) made in Australia and internationally;
  • Short films are considered to be under 40 minutes duration;
  • Films must have been completed after 1 October 2018.

We do not accept:

  • works that are exclusively educational, scientific or for training or promotion
  • music videos
  • films that have been exhibited in South Australia, in any form, prior to 30 October 2020. 
  • films that have been broadcast on Australian television (cable or free-to-air) prior to 30 October 2020 or have been made available for sale or rent prior to 30 October 2020.
  • films that have been broadcast on the internet or available for download in any capacity prior to 30 October 2020. However, films available online via secure password protected sites are eligible.

All entries must be submitted via FilmFestivalLife.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Adele Hann (Associate Director);
  • Amanda Duthie (Festival Director);
  • Marg Winterhalder (Finance Manager).




Official Website



Adelaide Film Festival
Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide Studios
226 Fullarton Rd
5065 Adelaide
South Australia

Phone: 08 8394 2505

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 10, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 04, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    May 29, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 15, 2020
  • Event Dates
    10 — 25 October 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $65

Films under 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Earlybird Deadline — $80
  • Regular Deadline — $110
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