The Industry Association for Australian Filmmakers and Performers in the U.S. 


AiF UPLOAD: IGTV Short Film Festival

AiF Upload is an online shorts festival inviting AiF members to share their original works through the world’s largest creative digital community — Instagram! We encourage shorts across all genres to be considered for submissions including animation, comedy, drama, action and documentary.

A selection of 10 shorts will be hand-picked by AiF and uploaded to AiF’s IGTV for one week. AiF will announce the best of the bunch titled, Jury Prize, followed by Fan Favourite - the short that gained the most Instagram likes/views a week later.



The maximum duration for each short film is to be no longer than ten (10) minutes, including credits. Applicants must submit either a link to a high-resolution video no larger than 4096 x 2160 pixels on YouTube or Vimeo, or if uploading to cloud storage, a video file in Quicktime (.mov) or MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4). Please ensure there is no password and sharing settings are enabled for AiF to download your short film.


Your short must be submitted between Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 10am PST and Sunday, August 5th at 11:59pm PST. To submit a short, members must upload the short film to In addition, members must also agree to AiF’s terms on the Submission Form hosted on Failure to comply with these requirements will result in disqualification from the submission process.


The winners of AiF Upload will be announced on Friday, August 24th 2018 with:

  • Jury Prize receiving a $500 cash prize and
  • Fan Favourite receiving $250 cash prize


  • Monday July 23 - Submissions open
  • Monday August 6 - Submissions close
  • Monday August 6 to Friday August 11 - AiF Panel Selection week
  • Monday August 13Festival begins on IGTV
  • Friday August 15 - Final short film premieres on IGTV
  • Friday August 24AiF announces the “Jury Prize” and “Fan Favourite” shorts on Instagram
  • Friday October 26 - Final day for all shorts hosted on AiF’s IGTV channel


Download IGTV from the App Store or Google Play Store.

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