WHAT IS SIFFC?
SIFFC is a festival of short films made by children 12 years of age and under. The festival includes films by children from Australia and 40 other countries. SIFFC was founded in 2012.
SIFFC is recognised as part of the international community of child produced film festivals in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Amercia's and is a festival Member of the European Children's Film Association.
SIFFC screens at various sites in Sydney and closes each year with the Annual KidzFlicks Awards.
WHO CAN SUBMIT FILMS?
Any parent, guardian, school, service or after school activity can submit films on behalf of a child. Entries are open all year round.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SUBMISSIONS?
All SIFFC submissions are programmed into suitable events. This may or may not be the SIFFC screenings during the year of submission. SIFFC curates programs for community and cultural events and submissions are given screening opportunities at these events also.
All submissions are considered for the Annual KidzFlicks Awards.
Nominees and recipients of KidzFlicks Awards progress into the KidzFlicks Distribution Unit where they are submitted to international festivals for which they meet the criteria.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
The Annual KidzFlicks Awards close the SIFFC screenings each year. There are awards for excellence in key creative roles and awards to encourage production from children in groups under represented in the film industry. Each award is sponsored by a different film industry guild, association or film company.
SIFFC PRIORITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
SIFFC priorities are to attract and screen films conceived and produced by children, that is where all the key creative roles have been undertaken by children and the theme of the film was selected by children without prompting by adults.
If the film you're considering submitting has adults performing some key creative roles, or the film was the result of a theme given to children by an adult, the adult/child collaboration section is the appropriate section to enter. Child/adult collaborations screen alongside other submissions but are not eligible for KidzFlicks Awards.
There is no cost to submit a film. There is a modest cost to attend the Festival.