Antenna International Documentary Film Festival


Years running: 12 (since 2011)

Antenna International Documentary Film Festival

International Documentary Film Festival.


The Festival showcases the very best in documentary cinema from around the world, together with Gala Awards, Q&A sessions, International guests, master-classes and other special events.

The inspiration behind Antenna was to showcase great films that challenge, enlighten and entertain audiences, with a program that reflects what’s happening in documentary cinema and the events of the wider world.


Total prize money: 6,000.00 USD


  • Documentaries must have been completed on or after 1st January 2020.
  • All films must not have been shown publicly in Sydney prior to the festival (with the exception of submissions for the Australian Shorts Competition). 
  • All films must not have received an Australian Television Broadcast prior to the festival.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Pay entry fees,
  • Screener must be submitted online either through Film Festival Life or submitted with a Vimeo link to the film.

Selection Media Type: online

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

David Rokach
Festival & Artistic Director

Richard Welch
Program Manager

Julia Scott-Stevenson
Communications Manager

David Rokach, Julia Scott-Stevenson, Richard Welch




Official Website



Antenna Documentary Film Festival
186 Glebe Point Road 
2037 Sydney

Phone: 0406053745


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Regular Deadline
    February 02, 2021
  • Event Dates
    14 — 24 October 2021
Categories & Fees

Documentary films over 30 mins in length.

  • Regular Deadline — A$41

International documentary films of 60 minutes or more in length.

  • Regular Deadline — A$45

Films must be under 30 mins in length.

  • Regular Deadline — A$31
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