Short Film Competition


  • Australian Short Films – Fiction
  • Australian Short Films – Documentary
  • International Short Films – Fiction & Documentary
  • Youth Films (under 25) – Student & Non-student
  • Music Video Films

A few rules:

  • All entries should be made via Please email us if you are unable to enter this way.
  • An entry fee will be required for each film submitted via and for filmmakers a small fee is required by to upload your film for previewing. (discounts are offered) (No postage required)
  • All films must be under 30 minutes in length
  • All films should have been made after October 2014.
  • Films should be subtitled in English if made in another language.
  • All films must have obtained and cleared all rights for festival screenings
  • All submitted films will enter the pre-selection process and any judging decisions will be final.


Films selected for final screening during the festival will be judged by by a jury made up of industry professionals who will determine the final awards and prizes.

Competition finalists will be notified in early October 2016.

The Festival Programme of short films in competition will be screening from 27th – 30th October in Dungog at festival venues and an Awards Ceremony will take place after the screenings to announce the award winners.

Get your entries in early to avoid missing out!

For enquiries about the film competition, submissions and other film screenings, please email: