New Cash Prize for Best Australian Documentary 


The Stronger than Fiction Award for best short Australian documentary, sponsored by Dendy Cinemas is designed to inspire the next generation of innovative documentary filmmakers. The theme of the competition is "Stronger Than Fiction." We are looking for true stories that are as exciting and moving as fiction films. 

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Films can be live action, animated, or a combination of both. The finalists will be screened during Canberra Short Film Festival in September, with a cash prize of $600 for best Australian documentary and $400 for best Australian student documentary. 

Note for Students  - Not sure what to make your doco about? Learn from the best: great doco makers look at the world around them for inspiration - they often tell a personal story and show us through sound and images what it is about that story that fires them up.

Films can be as short as one minute with a maximum length of 20 minutes.  The closing date for entries is 5th August, 2019. Enter on the Canberra Short Film Festival website -