SIIFF proudly showcases not only Australian films, but international talents as well. From drama to comedy (and everything in between), we highly encourage entries from independent filmmakers and films with creative leads from under-represented backgrounds. We support equality and want to see that reflected in film.

This year we are proud to introduce a new category PASSIONATE ARTISTS, which is dedicated to supporting creatives who identify as disabled. All proceeds raised from submissions to this category will be donated to Indelabilityarts, an inclusive theatre company that provides professional artistic and training opportunities for artists and community members who identify as having a disability.