Film Festival

We are accepting award submissions

Would you like to be recognised for your outstanding work in short film and CinematicVR, animation for film, games or VFX? We are accepting submissions for the Convergence Film Festival Awards.

TheConvergence Film Festivalcombines CinematicVR with big screen entertainment. The festival has been developed in conjunction with the Internationally renowned Byron Bay Film Festival and takes place in the heart of the Sydney CBD at the premium Event Cinemas complex on George Street (aka The George Street Cinemas), presenting a mixture of the latest in VR, technology focused short films, animations, cuts from game story lines, VFX and documentaries on emerging technology.

Award categories for submissions:

  • CinematicVR
  • Animation & VFX

The Convergence Film Festival offers Successful Entries:

1 x FREE pass to the session of the sucessful submission

4 x FREE passes to selected Convergence Film Festival sessions

4 x 30% Discount passes to any of the Convergence 004 Conference sessions

2 x FREE passes for the VIP Cocktail Networking Event (tickets not for general sales)

Unsuccessful Entries will be eligible to 30% Discount Complimentary Double Pass to selected Convergence Film Festival sessions (not redeemable for cash) and any of the Convergence 004 Conference sessions. Plus we are offering unsuccessful entries the ability to have your VR content included at the Film Festival, information HERE.

Judges for the Convergence Film Festival Awards include:

David Liu, Creative Director VR, Viacom (New York), Unity Technology, Autodesk and the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

Submission Deadline

April 14, 2017

$37 AUD (plus booking fee)

Notification Date

April 24, 2017

Event Date

May 3, 2017

All dates for film submission are quoted in Eastern Standard Time

Award Categories

The Convergence Film Festival is a competitive film festival and has 2 award categories which you can enter, they include:

1. CinematicVR

Including both 360˙ film and video based virtual reality

2. Animation & VFX

Including content for film, TV and games

Prizes

Each category has one winner who will receive the Convergence 2017 Film Festival Award trophy.

Terms & Conditions

Submissions Rules: These rules (the “Rules”) apply to all submissions to the Convergence Film Festival (CFF). By submitting your film (the “Film”) for consideration for inclusion in the festival operated by Convergence Events Pty Ltd (the “Festival”), you (the “Applicant” or “You”) hereby agree to be bound by these Rules.

1. Submission

1.1 CFF will consider each submission received (a “Submission”) against the Eligibility Criteria (defined below).

1.2 A Film which does not meet the Eligibility Criteria as of the date of screening will not be screened.

1.3 CFF may, at its absolute discretion, decide to accept a submission which meets the Eligibility Criteria, but is not obliged to screen any particular Film at the Festival even if the Film meets the Eligibility Criteria. CFF reserves the right to change a decision to screen a Film at its discretion.

1.4 A decision made by CFF to accept or refuse to screen a Film is final. Under no circumstances will CFF refund any submission fees paid. Please ensure you check all dates, currency conversions and associated costs before submitting your documentary there will be no refund.

1.5 Successful applicants will be contacted in late April 2017.

1.6 Successful applicants are eligible for 1 x free pass to the session of the sucessful submission, 4 x free passes to any of the other Convergence Film Festival sessions, 4 x 30% discount passes to any of the Convergence 004 Conference sessions, 2 x tickets for the VIP Cocktail Networking Event (not redeemable for cash). Unsuccessful applicants are eligible for complimentary double pass to selected Convergence Film Festival sessions (not redeemable for cash). Applicants must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to redeem their tickets.

1.7 By entering this CFF you grant the organiser permission to screen and and use up to 30 seconds of your content for promotional purposes.

1.8 You acknowledge that CFF does not pay screening fees to applicants.

2.1 Films should be delivered at a minimum of 1080p and all submissions both films and 360 must be submitted as digital files accessible either by downloading through vimeo, through a direct link for download. If you choose to post a drive please send to:

PO Box 194, Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia.

3. Return of Materials

3.1 Materials submitted will not be returned. We strongly recommend that you do not submit original materials.

4. Warranty

4.1 By submitting your Film, you warrant that:

a. You are the copyright holder and are free to submit the Film to the Festival;

b. The Film meets the Eligibility Criteria;

c. You have obtained all necessary clearances in respect of the Film and the Film does not infringe the rights (including without limitation copyright) of any third party.

Good Luck!

Click here to ENTER your content.

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If you would like to have your VR content included in the Convergence Film Festival, guaranteed, please click HERE.

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