Breakout Shorts is an international short film festival for independent filmmakers.

Live screenings of the selected films will be held in Sydney, Australia in February 2020.

Submissions close December 31, 2019.

Best Short film will be announced at the live screening with the winner being awarded $1500 and our coveted trophy.

Best Short Film:

The winning short film, as voted for by our judges, will receive our coveted trophy and $1500 cash prize.

1. Duration of your short film must be 30 minutes or less (including credits)

2. We are open to first-time, semi professional and industry professional filmmakers.

3. We accept all genres of narrative films.

4. Please ensure you have the rights/permission to use all footage and music in the short film.

5. All films must be submitted by midnight on 31 December, 2019.

6. Short films will only be accepted via FilmFreeway. We do not accept email applications.

7. Unfortunately we no longer offer submission fee waivers/discounts.

8. We kindly ask filmmakers to submit their project in high quality.

By submitting your short film, you hereby agree to the terms listed above.