Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival

Nearest neighbours should be friends not mysteries!
Short films are a great way to share stories and build understanding.

Though we are close neighbours, Australians and Indonesians know little about each other.

But we also know that Australians and Indonesians want to get to know each other better and that we share a great sense of humour and passion for creativity.

This competition gives you the opportunity to share your stories away from the stereotypes, headlines and political drama!

Let’s make each other laugh, cry, gasp and maybe even scream!


Awards and prizes to the value of $15,000 in cash and gifts.

Finalists screened at events in Australia and Indonesia and on the website.

Media attention in Australia and Indonesia.

Awards given for

Best Film
Best Collaboration
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Fiction
Best Film in Youth Category

  • Animation, documentary or fiction short films no longer than 10 minutes
  • Films have been made in the last 12 months and may have been previously entered in other competitions
  • Films relate to the competition theme
  • Films are in Indonesian or English with subtitles in the other language, provided by the filmmaker

film makers

Join the Conversation


Film Makers

– Share advice and feedback with your fellow filmmakers
– Find crew, talent and locations


Film Lovers

– Preview the films that  are in contention
– Tell us what you think of the films

Mira Lesmana

Festival partners