Makers Film Festival 2021

This is an open call for submissions – short films about craft and making – from around Australia, New Zealand and countries of the Indian Ocean Rim – for the first Makers’ Film Festival.

(Please note we have revised the call-out due to COVID-19 and the deferral of the launch to 2021.)

The Makers’ Film Festival is a short film festival with a focus on craft.

We are looking for a diversity of approach in both craft and film-making to illustrate the breadth and wonder of craft practice, skills, makers and materials from across the region. If you have seen Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival you will already be inspired, but if not, no worries, we encourage you to think broadly.

*Fees and terms apply. Read the T&Cs and Spec Sheet.

NEW Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2020.


The inauguration of the MFF follows Maker&Smith’s successful, and ongoing, second tour of  the UK Crafts Council’s Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival. In the absence of the Craft Council’s international film selection in 2020, Maker&Smith is filling the void for Australian crafts-folk and filmmakers with this new compilation.

Submissions now open

Price: $ 55.00

Entry fee is in Australian dollars and includes GST. You will be taken to PayPal to complete your entry.


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