WHO CAN ENTER Cause Film Festival?

Any cause can be entered and they will all be treated as equal. Mobile phone films are welcome.


Cause Film Festival accepts short films supporting a charity or cause. No political propaganda films will be accepted.

Short Films: 1 min - 12 min

$30 per submission / $15 Submission for current film students



ENTRIES CLOSE:   Saturday, 10 August 2019

TOP TEN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED:   Saturday, 24 August 2019

PUBLIC VOTING: 25 August - 6 October 2019

FESTIVAL NIGHT:  Tuesday, 8 October 2019


Why should I enter?

1: The films submitted will receive publicity through the process of online voting and at the official awards night.

2: After the festival filmmakers are free to publicise the videos as further promotion or donate it to their chosen charity.

3. Finalists and winners will receive media publicity though press releases that will be sent out by the festival.

4. Finalists will receive tickets to the Awards Night.

5. Great Prizes are up for grabs.

6. Invitation to publish your video on the festival website and social media pages.



DEADLINE:   Midnight, 10 August 2019

Filmmakers must adhere to all of the following rules:

  1. Registration and film submittence must be completed by midnight, 10 August 2019.

  2. Your film does not need to be made specifically for the Cause Film Festival and it can be past works.

  3. Your film must in some way address a charitable or worthy cause that will create awareness.

  4. Videos must be between 1 minute and 12 minutes in length.

  5. Mobile Phone recorded submissions are welcomed.

  6. Entry fee is $30 per entry or $15 for current film students.

  7. Please ensure you have read and signed off on all terms and conditions.

  8. All entrants will receive ONE complimentary ticket to the Awards Night.

  9. All finalists will receive TWO complimentary tickets to the Awards Night, and agree to on-sell at least FIVE more tickets.


Submitting Your Entry

Your entry will NOT be accepted if:

  • Any of the above items are not included (including entry fee).

  • Your film is not within the required duration requirements.

  • You have not completed or only partially completed our online entry form.

  • You have not agreed to the Terms and Conditions.

  • Your films contains themes of political propaganda.

  • Your film contains any defamatory or obscene material.

Click here to read the full Terms and Conditions


Recommended Specs

    Video Format: H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 preferred.
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (letterboxed if necessary)
    Resolution: 1920x1080 preferred
    Audio Format: MP3 or AAC preferred
    Frames per second: 25


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