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 2020 will be held in late Feb 2020.

There are two prizes up for grabs in the Short Film/Doco Category. The best film award will be judged by a panel of local industry professionals. The audience choice award will be selected via audience voting on the evening.

Prizes (so far)
$500AUD - PEOPLE'S CHOICE (The golden gnome)
+ 2 x 3 Month's of Free Movies from DENDY (Brisbane)

$1,000AUD - Critics Choice (short films & docos are eligible)
+ 2 x 3 Month's of Free Movies from DENDY (Brisbane)

$250 AUD - "Best Trailer"

$250 AUD - "Best Music Video"

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. 8 short films and/or docos 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 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. Music Videos and Trailers are not eligible for judging or any prizes.

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 by the 1st of Feb 2019.

Overall Rating
  • Henry Boffin

    Brilliant festival with an energetic community. Highly recommend!

    June 2019
  • I couldn't attend but I very much appreciated how communicative the staff was at every step of the way.

    July 2018
  • Shane Anderson

    Great guys, Great festival. Great work.

    May 2018
  • Tchucango Entertainment

    Great festival, great local films, and just an all round great experience. Would 100% recommend for local film makers. Show this festival some love! We need more of this around the Brisbane area!

    May 2017
  • Joshua Long

    It is a fun little festival. Was great to sit down in a field and watch the movies old school drive in style. Most of the other filmmakers were there also.

    May 2017