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 2021 will be held on one night in the 2nd half of 2021 (date to be confirmed) at West End Croquet Club (Cordelia St, Brisbane)


Best Film (Judges choice)
more than 3 Months* of Comedy shows from Big Fork Theatre's new Theatre
Gift Cards from Five Star Cinema
Gift card from Brisbane Camera Hire

Golden Gnome (Peoples choice)
more than 3 Months* of Comedy shows from Big Fork Theatre's new Theatre
Gift Cards from Five Star Cinema
Gift card from Brisbane Camera Hire

*3 months is 15 free double passes for BigFork hosted shows, so if used once per week = more than 3 months

All Queensland short film and documentary productions under 20mins 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
  • 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
  • Linda G. Wells

    The team at RAMBO Productions is looking forward to the out door film festival in Brisbane. The BBFF has been helpful and very supportive of Local talent. We understand how hard it has been for all Film Festivals at this time of COVID -19 , self isolation and quarantine. We look forward to the time when restrictions are lifted. Thank you.

    May 2020
  • Henry Boffin

    Brilliant festival with an energetic community. Highly recommend!

    June 2019