The Festival is designed around collaboration and interaction. Filmmakers will submit their work through Film Freeway for a fee per submission. Our judging panel will review submissions through the remainder of 2020 and until August 2021. They will then select winners and runner ups for each category. The Festival schedule is arranged around the following activities:
VIP Networking Events
A VIP network gathering which will be attended by industry professionals, to include canapes and a welcome drink for which tickets will be made available through the website and Eventbrite.
Free, educational workshops will also take place throughout the city for people wanting to hone their craft, learn and develop new skills or just generalised info.
There will be special one off screenings of award winning films followed by question and answer sessions and interviews with leading Actors, Directors, Writers and Producers. Information on the special screenings shall be released in 2021.
Screening of finalist films
Two full days screening of finalist films, open to filmmakers and the general public.
The Closing Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday 21st November 2021. It will commence with a welcome drink, networking/mingling and photographic and media opportunities. Guests will then be seated for a three course dinner and drinks. The ceremony will be opened and the awards will be presented by special guests. The evening will also include live music and entertainment. The event will showcase local brands and produce. All finalists and award winners will have the opportunity to participate. Hospitality packages and a small number of tickets will also be made available to the general public for a fee.
The festival will take place in November 2021 and submissions will be made via the upcoming dedicated NEIFF website and Film Freeway. These are open internationally.