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Screen Your Film at the Ritz!


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

Entrants will also have the chance to win 'Ritz Favourite" short of the night! Winner will receive 4 complimentary passes to the Ritz and will be screened in our annual "Overdue Exposure" 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 drink of sparkling on arrival. Entrants submit shorts for free. 


  • All genres are accepted
  • Short films of up to 10 minutes are preferred (15 is the maximum)
  • By submitting your film, you acknowledge that the Ritz reserves the right to promote your film on our website and social media.
  • The Ritz reserves the right to make the final decision on whether 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 Wednesday 28th April. 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 3rd May. 
  • Successful applicants will have to deliver a DCP of their short film to the Ritz by Wednesday 5th May. 
  • Successful applicants must have at least 1 representative present at the event. They will have 2 minutes to introduce the film on the night.





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