Makers Film Festival 2021

The Makers’ Film Festival is a new short film festival with a focus on craft – makers, making and materials – from Australia, New Zealand and countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

Finalists will be selected from the Open Call for Submissions, and be advised from 25 January 2021.

The Selection Panel are looking for a diversity of approach in both craft and film-making to illustrate (and tell the stories of) the breadth and wonder of craft practices from across the region*.

The selected films will be collated into one continuous program and première in Perth in May 2021 as part of the program launch of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

A $1000 People’s Choice Award will be awarded at the end of 2021.

Read the T&Cs and Spec Sheet.

*Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The inauguration of the MFF follows Maker&Smith’s successful tour of two seasons of the UK Crafts Council’s Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival. And aligns with the first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in Australia.