Brisbane Backyard Film Festival will be our 10th Annual hosting of a live festival in Brisbane.

The Brisbane Backyard Film Festival is a celebration of local screen content. This annual event showcases some of the best short films, music videos and movie trailers from around Queensland. So bring your rug, grab a beer, fill-up on delicious food and settle in for a night of backyard entertainment like you've never seen before.

BBFF 2022 will be held on one night in the 2nd half of 2022 (date to be confirmed) at West End Croquet Club (Cordelia St, Brisbane, to be confirmed)


Best Film (Judges choice)
Gift Cards from Five Star Cinema
Gift Cards from Brisbane Camera Hire
Double Passes for Big Fork Theatre

Golden Gnome (Peoples choice)
Gift Cards from Five Star Cinema
Gift Cards from Brisbane Camera Hire
Double Passes for Big Fork Theatre

All Queensland short film and documentary productions under 25 mins in length are eligible for entry to the short film category. Films produced outside of Queensland, Australia are not eligible for entry. roughly 8-10 short films and/or documentaries will be selected.

Films that have been screened previously at other festivals as well as films that are available online are eligible for entry.

If you are entering your short/doco as a REGIONAL QLD Film-maker a discount will be eligible.

If you're a student film-maker a discount of minimum 50% will apply to your short film/documentary entry. (You may need to provide documentation to FilmFreeway to provide eligibility for this discount.)

All music videos and trailer entries are accepted, produced in Australia or Internationally. Up to 8 music videos and up to 8 trailers will be selected to join the program. Music videos and trailers submitted by students are eligible for a 25% discount.

If your film, music video, or trailer is selected. You must provide a ProRes 1920x1080 Stereo Screener (via dropbox link or similar) to the festival organiser 2 weeks prior to the festival date (TBA).

Overall Rating
  • Joshua Allan

    It was great to have our film screened at the festival. The outdoor setting makes this festival a special one.

    November 2022
  • Thank you very much for choosing our film " Mad Scientist". We highly recommend this film festival to every filmmaker we know!

    October 2022
  • Christine Schindler

    Beautiful setting for a film festival, well organised with clear and easy communication. Thanks for all your work on this!

    October 2021
  • Tim Goodwin

    Backyard FF is a fun and intimate film festival that celebrates upcoming local talent.

    October 2021
  • Fun and fantastic fest! Lovely gathering of local aussie filmmakers and talent. So proud to be part of the screening.

    October 2021