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JIFF Short Film Fund

Submissions are now open for the 2024 JIFF Short Film Fund: a $10,000 funding initiative for Australian filmmakers to fund the completion of a short film that incorporates a Jewish theme, character or story arc.

JIFF is seeking treatments and scripts for films under 10 minutes that are universally engaging, entertaining, and able to resonate with audiences from all backgrounds. The entries are open to all filmmakers who are Australian residents.

Two filmmakers will receive $5000 funding for their film projects to premiere at JIFF in October 2024. 

1 Feb, 2024: Applications open
1 April, 2024: Applications close
15 April, 2024: Winners announced

5 Aug 2024: Runtime, brief synopsis and 1x high res key still 
9 Sept 2024: 5-10 x high res key production stills 
23 Sept 2024: Film delivery deadline (DCP or pro res files)  

Filmmakers are required to hold Australian residency.

View a preview of the application form here.

Submit your application here.

Questions? Get in touch here.

Stones by Stephanie Osztreicher and Chris BennettMahjong and Mahashas by Carolyn Saul

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