ORION International Film Festival is dedicated to finding original thought provoking films which push the boundaries of story telling. The festival features a broad range of genres catering for many filmmakers. Founded in Australia the ORION International Film Festival is an Online Competition aimed at recognising original and inspiring films by independent and new filmmakers. ORION IFF aims to recognise and empower filmmakers across the Globe.

Officially selected films and winners will be decided by an industry panel. All entries are judged based on 6 key areas: Originality, Production Values, Cinematography, Performances, Editing, and Sound Design.


- Best Feature Documentary
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Human Rights
- Best Indigenous Film
- Best Feature Narrative
- Best Short Narrative
- Best Animation
- Best Music Clip
- Best Experimental
- Best Horror
- Best Super Short
- Best Virtual Reality
- Best Drone Film
- Best Web Series / New Media

​- Best Female Actor
​- Best Male Actor
- Best Editing
- Best Sound Design
- Best Cinematography
- Best Short Screenplay
- Best Feature Screenplay

- Best Portrait
- Best Nature
- Best Documentary Photographic Essay (Any Subject)

All film submissions will be considered for Best Australian Film & Best International Film.

All Selected and Winning films will receive ORION IFF Official Laurels.

Films must have been completed between 2016 to 2019.
If selected, films must be available for download via FilmFreeway, Vimeo Screener, MyAirBridge, or Dropbox.

All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.

Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees. Late submission will not be accepted after the final submission deadline.

Short excerpts or trailers can be displayed on the ORION website for publicity. Films will not be shown in their entirety.

Digital press kits should include:
At least three publicity stills from the film.
At least three screenshots from the film.
Stills must be submitted by email clearly labeled with film title.
Film Poster 1500px long side and 72dpi
Full production credits and director’s biography.
Film synopsis – Up to 100 Words.
30 second Trailer (if available).​

Overall Rating
  • Maud Clavier

    Hi. I was happy to be a finalist but I get very little info about the festival, communication on social network was a little poor.
    We don't know who are the juries, no info about the team on their website. It's a bit misterious (maybe it's only a communication problem) but it would be great to know who are watching our movies (is their an online audience? No idea).

    February 2019
  • Glad to be inside the finalists it was a great moment, hope to participate again to your event !

    February 2019
  • Sonalii Castillo

    Thank you for having MAMBA be a part of your festival and for being so welcoming

    January 2019
  • Excellent film festival, with support for new and established independent filmmakers with great opportunities to reach new audiences. Wonderful to walk away with an award! Thank you to the festival team from the cast and crew!

    January 2019
  • Ela Beken

    Thank you so much for choosing my Film - A Piece of Germany - as the finalist for the Best Future Documentary award category.

    January 2019