Submissions to the 2022 Sanctuary Film Festival are now open!
Submit your film now!

Submit your film

If you would like to submit your film complete our application form on Film Freeway. For answers to the most commonly asked questions about submitting to the Festival, please read the Guidelines thoroughly before submitting your project. 

2022 Deadlines

August 1, 2022
Opening Date

September 30, 2022
Earlybird Deadline

October 31, 2022
Regular Deadline

November 20, 2022

Late Deadline


November 21, 2022

Notification Date


December 8 – 11, 2022

Event Dates


The Film Competition prize pools cash prizes, product and services in awards, including a grand prize for;

Best Australian Short Film, Best Animated Film, Best Australian Feature Film, Best Commercial, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Drone Production, Best First Nations Feature Film, Best First Nations Short Film, Best Foreign Language Film, Best International Feature Film, Best International Short Film, Best Junior Filmmaker, Best LGBTQI+ Narrative (Feature/ Short/ Documentary), Best Music Video, Best Proof Of Concept, Best Screenplay, Best Webseries (Episode).

We will also be awarding the following which will be chosen by our panel of judges;

Best Actor, Australian, Best Actor, International, Best Actress, Australian, Best Actress, International, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Screenplay (Feature), Australian, Best Screenplay (Feature), International, Best Screenplay (Short), Australian, Best Screenplay (Short), International, Best Stunt Artist.

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