The International Setting Sun Film Festival (SSIFF) which is turning ten next year, is calling for entries for its annual festival in 2023. This will be held on 11-21 May 2023 at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Kindred Studios, the Greek Centre and online.

The organisers of this culturally diverse festival are looking for short and feature length films that tell a great story and entertain. Filmmakers will have a chance to win $10,000 in cash and prizes while the winner of the Best Film 2023, sponsored by Reel World Financial Services, will win $2500.

The 2022 festival screened a dense program of films at venues and online, over two weeks that included locally made feature length documentaries and short films, a free online program. It also screened several special programs including an Italian language program, a program from the Athens Short Film Festival, an access cinema program highlighting

filmmakers and themes about disability, a youth program and Australia’s oldest female filmmaker program, The Rouge.

“We are excited to have made it to ten years. It’s been great to see the festival grow and develop over the years and we hope to deliver another enjoyable festival next year”, Festival Director Anna Bourozikas said.

The Setting Sun Film Festival (SSFF) was founded in 2013 as a community festival to provide the West with its own film festival that promoted its large community of filmmakers, its people and stories. It was the only festival designed specifically for the Western suburbs. It has now grown in popularity to become the premier international film festival in Melbourne’s West and one of the largest short film festivals in Melbourne.

The Setting Sun Film Festival is part of the City of Maribyrnong’s prestigious Festival City calendar. It screens every year at Yarraville’s Sun Theatre, one of Time Out’s Top 50 cinemas in the world.

Entries close 31st January 2023.