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Dream of becoming a filmmaker? This is your lucky day! We're offering an open opportunity to have your short film play on the big screen at Ritz.

Entrants also have the chance to win 'Ritz Favourite' short of the night. The winner receives 4 complimentary passes to Ritz and will be screened in our Ritz Uncovered showcase at the end of the year. 

This is an invaluable chance for entrants to meet fellow passionate filmmakers and cinephiles. Sign-up sheets will also be provided to help filmmakers crew their next big project. 

Tickets to attend are $8, which includes a glass of sparkling on arrival. Film submissions are free. 


All genres are accepted.

Short films of up to 10 minutes are preferred (15 minutes maximum).

By submitting your film, you acknowledge that Ritz reserves the right to promote your film on the Ritz Cinemas website and social media.

Ritz reserves the right to make the final decision on whether or not to screen a film.


Entrants should send a downloadable link of their film, as well as a short synopsis,  to ciara@ritzcinemas.com.au by 5pm Monday 3 May. 

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 9 May. 

Successful applicants will have to deliver a DCP of their short film to Ritz by Wednesday 12 May. 

Successful applicants must have at least 1 representative present at the event. They will be alllocated 2 minutes to introduce their film on the night.

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Want more movies for less? Join the club.

When you sign up as a Ritz Royalty member you get $10 tickets ($8 for seniors!) for yourself and a guest each time you see a regular film, plus a $1 ticket on sign up. 

Find out more info HERE.

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