This Year's TOP100 & Nominees


Welcome to Colortape International Film Festival's Nominees Page!

We joyfully announce that the 2018-2019 competition season is now closed. Therefore the 2019-2020 seson is open. Please note that our competitive seasons in the pas ran like the Australia's Financial (Fiscal) Year from 1st July-30th June the following year, BUT from this year we will run the competition from January-December. The entries received were of high quality which made it very difficult for our judges just like in previous years, to choose from. Some varied from small production ran by solo filmmakers to large budgets productions houses. Scripts from 20 to 200pages. Every single submission in every category was judged on its merit in its own category and where it allowed us in multiple categories as well. The quality of films and the filmmakers are getting better and harder to select every year. In 2019 we have received over 260 quality entries in mixed cultural and genre categories, much lower than entries received bac in 2015 and 2017 when we have received close to 839 and 375 entries respectively. Apparently Colortape is still the only South-East Asia and Pacific film festival in the region to reward all entries. Note: that local competitors were NOT priviledged in any way in comparison with foreign entries. Dear competitors PLEASE wait for your certifcates to arrive via email (PDF electronic format) by the end of December. Those who would like order a hardcopy authentic certificate, may do so via PayPal at colortape@gmail.com (colortape(at)gmail.com for an AUD$18 fee which will include postage (approx. $9). When ordering PLEASE do not forget to state "order certificate" and include your name, your email address, the title of your film/script, and the correct postal address (incl. zip code and country). Thank you.

Please do not congest our email boxes with inquiries till you receive your certificates by end of December the latest. If you have not received one as attachment in your email (pdf format) then YES by all means please send us an email a.s.a.p.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

2019 Winner is "Lengemesek 2 Tel A Nadtengeren" directed by Zsolt Palfi (Hungary)

2018-2019 TOP100 Nominees in ALL Categories were:

List is NOT exhausted. If you have received a certificate or award and we ommitted anyone on the list above, please let us know. Thank you.

Dear participant just like in previous years we have asked filmmakers to help us through the social networks with our fundraising and sponsorship efforts to raise more funds, prizes, unfortunately we have not achieved our goal this year. Many filmmakers did not rate or review our festval, nor left a comment on platforms like ClickFest, FilmFreeeway, Sfilmmaker, the large number of waved (free) entries from countries like Iran and Syria, the many waved granted entries from low GDP countries and students from all over the world, the agents who were granted direct entries - they all missed to review our festival! about our festival. Also we felt tht many did not promote or share our facebook link and most certainly have not shared within your circles of friends, family, and colleagues and the film fans and comunity about your involvement with us. Also as a token of appreciation we'd anticipate that many filmmakers would like to order a hardcopy of the Colortape Film Magazine in which your work will bbe featured (copies can be ordered via paypal, for AUD$18 at colortape@gmail.com, the price includes color magazine + postage in the amount of USD$18 (see instructions above for PayPal orders) s soft copy in PDF format will be sent to you for FREE via email as soon as is ready by the middle of next year). A hard copy could serve you as a complimentary memorabilia or souvenir for you to keep and to show off. Let us know via email if you intend to order a copy via colortape@gmail.com Much appreciated. Thank you.

Special thanks goes to FilmFreeway, ClickFest, SFilmmakers, agencies and individuals who submitted their works, for their fantastic service and web site, a truly professional platform aimed to help film festivals around the world! THANK YOU!

Important message about Screening of your films this year: Due to ongoing negotiations with venue operators (cinema and outdoor facilities), ongoing negotiation with the local shires & Councils, ongoing negotiations with insurance companies over public liability and indemnity covers, and more importantly ongoing negotiations with the Australian Justice Department over Classifications of your films (approval for screeining outdoor, in an uncontrolled environment) with many shires having many restrictions according to local shire laws we are still working on when, where and which films will be suited to be screened at any particular venue or event (eg: outdoor). Hence, no decission has been made yet. We will notify you once we know the details. It is possible that we may screen closer to the end of the year, as the weather currently is wet and cold in South East Queensland. A more suitable condition and time needs to be found too beside all the issues already mentioned. Screening events, times and locations, dates etc will be updated closer to December period and the information will be placed at www.colortapeinternational.com/event.htm

Special thanks goes to FilmFreeway for their fantastic web site, a truly professional platform aimed to help film festivals around the world! THANK YOU!

How did you get your film/script/animation judged (click here please).


Once again we would like to CONGRATULATE ALL NOMINEES in ALL CATEGORIES for submitting outstanding films, animations and scripts.

Thank you. Please help us grow this festival. Spread the word around about our film festival. Allow us to thank all volunteers and special guests, from individual to corporate entities and government agencies supporting the art of filmmaking, filmmakers, and film festival events in this state.

Note: we seek sponsors, judges in each region, administration volunteer staff and many others. Please apply within via colortape@gmail.com (send us an EOI).

Seeking Sponsors!

For sponsorship enquiry please go to "Sponsorship" (click here) section. thank you.


Please submit your films online. Filmmakers: to avoid the administration burden and unexpected overheads created by non-online entries or participants, we would like to ask those seeking to submit to the festival to register online at the platforms listed on our web sites just click on the desired or suitable platform. Chinese filmmakers are encouraged to enter via sfilmmaker.com platform.

As a rule of thumb and due to our obligation to our affiliates and partners we must proceed with the 3rd party registration platforms listed online and they will charge you the allocated fee. These fees usually cover our their fees, some advertising, marketing, online database maintenance and many other administrational costs. Hence,we must kindly ask you to register online

This will save us some funds and will allow us to channel more money into the rewards area and event organization (screening) and to fulfill our philantropic commitments. Help us make the festival easier to run for everyone's benefit. Thank you.

Participants MUST register online (please click the button below relevant to your region)

For any enquiries regarding the competition please provide your film title, and tracking number (obtained from the platform of choice during your registration online).

Please note that you must register to enter our competition on any of te following platforms according to your zone

European based filmmakers have multiple platform choices(English subtitles required) please enter either via Festhome.com

European based filmmakers also enter via Click4Festivals.com Click for Festivals - Connecting Films and Festivals

US, Canada, Central and South American countries may submit here

China and Chinese language films (English subtitles required) please enter here

Fees - To be eligible to participate you must register online with any of the above platforms and provide us with all the information requested (films narrated in languages other than English, must provide subtitles SRT file or be embedded. Also enter as or select foreign films category feature or short ok)

Thank you & Good luck.

Note! Colortape International Film Festival also is seeking corporate sponsors. Anyone interested in sponsorship packages pleasecontact us via email at info@iops.com.au and write in the subject line: "Sponsorship Enquiry". Thank you for your support.

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