The festival's aim is to provide quality films to our festival audience with attention to films which address political, challenging, provoking, disruptive, and rebellious natures which hold particular attention to the craft of performance, cinematography, sound and score, and editing.

Due to COVID-19, this years festival will be 100% online.

We are seeking shorts, long shorts and features in documentary, animation, live-action and narrative films under 25 minutes each, long-short between 25 - 59 minutes and feature films between 60 -140 minutes each but there are no restrictions on when or where the film was made as long as the film itself can be classified into a general audience ratings.

Feature Film
- 60 - 140 mins
- Narrative
- Documentary
- Animation
​- Experimental

Long Short Film
- between 25 - 59 mins
- Narrative
- Documentary
- Animation
- Experimental

Narrative Short Film
- 25mins or under
- Narrative
- Documentary
- Animation
- Experimental

Music Video Video

With many best wishes - the GUFF Committee.

Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Experimental

Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Editing
Best Sound and Score
Best Performer
Best Story


(1) Short live-action and short animated films of up to 25 minutes, long-short films between 25-59 minutes and feature films between 60-140 minutes in total duration including credits are welcome to submit into the online delivery of this years festival before the closing date and no submissions will be considered after the closing date without exception.

(2) Screening copies for Official Selection will be provided by the filmmaker to the festival as FHD 1080 25p in stereo or 5.1 with no closed captions or watermark.

(3) There are no premiere requirements and you are welcome to submit films which have been screened at other festivals in previous years as long as you notify us with details of prior screenings for our festival marketing.

(4) Notification - successful films will be invited into Official Selection by email and FilmFreeway's selection status and unsuccessful submissions will be notified through FilmFreeway's selection status only.

(5) There is no age limit to filmmakers who wish to enter a film into consideration.

(6) We do not consider material which can be understood as rough cuts, music videoclips, TVCs, corporate or training, pornographic or erotic, home video, and or a work in progress film.

(7) The decision of the selection committee is final with no exceptions.

(8) No feedback will be provided on your submission.

(9) We will not consider films which are outside the acceptance of the Australian film classification range of G, PG, M, M15+, and R however you do not have to hold an official classification rating.

(10) Eight awards will be granted in the festival (see awards section for list).

(11) Submitting to the festival does not guarantee inclusion into Official Selection.

(12) By submitting to the festival, you agree to waiver all legal action against the festival, its organisers, venue, associates, stakeholders, families and or affiliates.

(13) All subtitles (if applicable) must be in English as 'burnt in'.

(14) All submissions must be made by the film's rights holder.

(15) All films must have all clearances made before submission.


(1) The festival is conceived and organised by Honey Arts International with the intention of providing an annual film festival which is based on the platform of screening unique independent films.

(2) Submission reviewers are looking for films which have engaging stories regardless of the film maker's track record or experience, which respect the craft of production and post-production and have a sense of polished sound and vision.

(3) All copies of successful and unsuccessful submissions will be deleted at the conclusion of the festival.

(4) All Official Selection films will be represented on the festival website with a high quality still, a short synopsis, and technical detail provided by the rights holder

(5) If you are having difficulty in sending us your selected film, please get in touch with us in a reasonable timeframe so we can discuss your situation.

(6) All Official Selection films will receive emailed festival laurels.

(7) We have no issue if the dialogue in your film is not in English. In fact, we encourage non-English language films to be submitted in the lineup but if this is the case, please submit the film with burnt-in English subtitles using 90% white, Helvetica font and centre justified alignment where possible.

(8) By submitting to the festival you agree to the rules and terms.

Overall Rating
  • The communication was solid, helpful and friendly. I loved that this festival was folded into the G Biennale (Geelong) giving the festival and the work more visibility and linking it to other great events in the city taking place over a several-year period. Thanks so much for the great experience (despite the online format) and awarding my project "Best of 360". :)

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Lisa for being a part of GUFF20 and keep up the great work. :)

  • Michael Chereau

    Thanks for this wonderful festival!

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Michael for creating your wonderful short film.

  • Great Art Festival! Wonderful selection of short films from all over the World. Communication always very kind and punctual from the Staff, Honorable Mention for Mrs Tammy Honey. Very Honored to be a a part of G Undergrond with “ BEATRICE”. Grazie!

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Vincenzo De Sio it was a delight having you in the official selectional of GUFF20. Look forward to your future projects. Stay safe and well.