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.

All selected works will be considered for craft categories: Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

Best Feature Documentary - Over 42min
Best Short Documentary - Under 30min
Best Animation - Under 30min
Best Narrative - Under 30min
Best Music Clip - Under 6min
Best Experimental - Under 30min
Best Web Series / New Media
Best Virtual Reality - Under 30min
Best Super Short - Under 1min
Overall Best Cinematography
Overall Best Editing
Best Australian Film (Additional Category)
Best International Film (Additional Category)

Best Portrait - 1 Image (Digital Delivery)
Best Architecture - 1 Image (Digital Delivery)
Best Abstract - 1 Image (Digital Delivery)
Best Documentary Photographic Essay - 6 to 12 Images - Any Subject (Digital Delivery)

All selected films and winning films will receive ORION IFF Official Laurels.

Films must have been completed between 2015 to 2018.
If selected, films must be available for download via 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
  • Olga and Andrii Andreiev

    Thank you so much for letting our film take part in your festival. We will be happy to present your films in the future. Thanks again.

    April 2018
  • zheng long

    I am very happy that my film got " Highly Commended",and won the Best Portrait,Thank you,ORION IFF International Film Festival.

    January 2018
  • Alexandra Averyanova

    Thanks for awarding my animated film THE EDGE. It was an honor to be part of the festival. The communication from the organizers was great. Thanks a lot and Good Luck!
    I recommend that filmmakers submit their movies to ORION IFF.
    Alexandra Averyanova (artist & film director)

    January 2018
  • hermes mangialardo

    I was very happy to won 2 awards!!

    January 2018
  • ¡Excellent Festival! ¡A high quality film festival!!! ileana

    January 2018