BTS for your inspiration

BTS for your inspiration

We wanted to share these amazing BTS pics from an SF3 2022 entry by Sydney first-time filmmaker, Danny Barton. How amazing are these? Don’t forget you’ve got until September 1st, 2022 to get us your entries for the chance to share in over $50,000 in prizes and screen at our festival happening both live and online Nov 5th and 6th. Plus don’t forget to share your BTS pics and vids with us as we love to see what you are all up to.

Get on to this amazing opportunity now!

Get on to this amazing opportunity now!

Pitch an SF3 film idea for your chance to have your film professionally cast by Australia’s leading casting agents, Chicken and Chips Casting. You have 1 week to submit your 2 minute video pitch and the winner will have some of Australia’s leading actors star in their film and have it screened at SF3 2022. We want all film ideas no matter the budget, from $0 up to making it rain, from all across Australia.
1. Send a 2 min video pitch of your film idea to The pitch doesn’t have to be anything fancy. We just want to see you and your idea, tell us about your concept, your story, the characters etc. The deadline for pitches is midnight AEST Sunday 3rd July, 2022.
2. The C&C team will review pitches and give SF3 the shortlist by Monday 11th July.
3. Shortlisted films will be asked to send in their completed scripts by 18th July.
4. The C&C team will make their winner selection by 22nd July.
5. The winner will work with C&C to cast their film and have approx 1 month to shoot their film for the SF3 September 1st deadline.
FREE upcoming masterclass live in Sydney.

FREE upcoming masterclass live in Sydney.

Filmmaking has never been more affordable or accessible and there’s now no excuse not to be making your own films. Over the past 8 years of SF3 many of our award winning films have been made by actors who have made their very first film for us. Come and let us teach you how to make professional and award winning films on your phone. We will teach you about screenwriting and making your own content as an actor, professional smartphone filmmaking techniques, editing and film festival submission and success.

Plus everything you learn you can utiilse to take your self-tapes to the next level. So not only will you be on the road to making your very own films but you’ll be booking even more jobs…basically, we’ll help you smash your career goals in 2022 and beyond!

This workshop is presented in partnership with SF3 and the Actors Centre Australia and is made possible by Create NSW. The tutors for the workshop are SF3’s Co-Founder & Director, Angela Blake, and Actor/Director and in-demand Coach, Pip Edwards.

Reserve your place here –

Date and time

Tue, June 21, 2022

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEST


Actors Centre Australia

23 Norton Street, Italian Forum, Shop 30 A Italian Forum Performance Precinct

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

The SF3 First Nations Award supported by Dolby is calling for films. We want films from all across Australia from filmmakers of all ages and abilities who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Maybe you’re an emerging or professional filmmaker or maybe you’ve never made a film but have a ripper of an idea and want to give it a go. Dolby is awarding a brand new phone or tablet up to $2000 and $5000 in mentorships from Australia’s leading figures to the winner. So get filming now and enter by August 1st.

Announcing our brand new award!

Announcing our brand new award!

We are soooooo excited to tell you about our brand new partnership and SF3 Award – The SF3 & Spineless Wonders Microlit Film Award.
Are you a short filmmaker on the lookout for great plot ideas? You are in luck. Publisher, Spineless Wonders Short Australian Stories has curated a selection of microliterature for a brand new SF3 award. These half-page texts are written by contemporary Australian writers. These fully-rounded narratives are packed with interesting characters and themes. They are mini-stories just waiting for you to turn them into engaging mini-films.
Each author has given permission for their work to be included in the SF3 awards. The film you create could be an adaptation which sticks closely to the original text or it could draw on aspects of the text as inspiration. The only requirement to use one of the texts is that you include the author and title of their piece in your film’s credits. For instance, ‘Adapted from…’/ ‘Based on…’ / ‘Inspired by…’.
If your film is judged best entry in this category, both you and the author will receive prize bags.
Check out the texts here and get adapting –
Book now for our masterclass with WIFT NSW

Book now for our masterclass with WIFT NSW

Launching SF3 2022 we are running this incredible masterclass with WIFT NSW. Come along and learn everything you need to know to make professional films on your phone with SF3’s Angela Blake and then award winning filmmaker, Megan Riakos will take you through all the things you need to know to make indie films, distribute them and find film festival success. Happening Wednesday 25th May at The HubStudio in Chippendale in Sydney. Tickets are just $10 and are open to everyone and are made possible with help from the City of Sydney and Screen NSW.

Don’t miss out –