Term & Conditions

  1. Films for IDFFA Schools Festival Official Selection must be no longer than 10 minutes for dance studios and secondary schools, and 5 minutes for part-time dance students (including titles and credits). There is no minimum time limit.
  2. IDFFA Schools Festival accepts any and all genres.
  3. You can use any software to edit video and audio.
  4. You can use any software for colour correction or special effects.
  5. You cannot use copyright material unless you have documentation to prove you have legal authorisation from the musician, artist, writer or record label. We may ask for this documentation at any time.
  6. You may also be required to provide Dancer Release Forms to be signed by the people appearing in your film.
  7. The festival is open to filmmakers of aged 13+.
  8. Submission deadline is 11:59pm (AEST), August 31st, 2020. Extended Deadline is 11:59pm (AEST), September 18, 2020.
  9. Contestants must agree to their film being uploaded to the IDFFA Schools Festival website and shown online and on the IDFFA Schools Festival YouTube channel at the festival organiser’s discretion, unless stated otherwise and/or discussed with IDFFA. Please email us at info@idffaschools.com.au if you have any concerns about this.
  10. All content submitted must be in accordance with the law and any perceived illegal activity will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. If your film is selected as a finalist for our IDFFA Schools Festival Gala it must be submitted in 16:9 ratio and in a non-compressed format. We recommend an MP4 or .mov, files in the largest size possible, with a constant frame rate and Stereo 48kHz sound so it will look good on the big cinema screen.
  13. Your film can have screened in other film festivals, just as long as you have never entered it into IDFFA Schools Festival (unless approved by festival directors at their discretion).
  14. You can enter as many films as you like.
  15. If anyone is found to have broken any of the rules then you may be disqualified from the festival at the discretion of the panel.
  16. By entering IDFFA Schools Festival, you agree to allow your film to be screened as part of our festival if selected, as well as any subsequent tours of our program.
  17. By entering, you agree to allow IDFFA Schools Festival to distribute your film to a third party. Your film’s producer will be consulted on any deals and we will never distribute your film without complete permission and agreeance to do so. If no suitable agreement can be found, then we will not include your film in the distribution. This in no way impacts your entry in to IDFFA Schools Festival itself.