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)
Awards & Prizes
All selected films and winning films will receive ORION IFF Official Laurels.
Rules & Terms
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).