ORION International Film Festival is dedicated to finding original, thought-provoking films that push the boundaries of storytelling. The festival features a broad range of genres catering for many filmmakers. Founded in Australia, the ORION International Film Festival includes competitive categories and live screening events. It aims to recognise original and inspiring films by independent and new filmmakers. ORION IFF aims to identify and empower filmmakers across the Globe.

The 2024 ORION IFF will hold curated screening events in the small township of Dalveen, located in the picturesque Granite Belt Region of Southern Queensland, Australia, and Berlin, Germany's political and cultural capital.

Officially selected films and winners are chosen by an industry panel. All entries are judged based on six key areas: Creative merit, Production Values, Cinematography, Performances, Editing, and Sound Design.

​ORION International Film Festival is a celebration of filmmaking honouring artistry, creativity, and diversity showcased by filmmakers worldwide, fostering a platform for cinematic expression and cultural exchange.

IMDb qualifying festival


- Best Feature Documentary
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Human Rights
- Best Indigenous Film
- Best Ethnographic Film
- Best Feature Narrative
- Best Short Narrative
- Best Super Short (Under 30 Seconds)
- Best Comedy
- Best Animation
- Best Music Clip
- Best Experimental
- Best Virtual Reality
- Best AI (Artificial Intelligence) Film
- Best Drone Film
- Audience Award

All films entered will be considered for Film Craft Awards across all categories.
- Best Actor
- Best Editing
- Best Sound Design
- Best Cinematography
- Best Dance Choreography
- Best Short Screenplay
- Best Feature Screenplay

- Best Documentary Photographic Essay (Any Subject)

ORION IFF is a live screening event.

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

Films must have been completed between 2023 and 2024.
All non-English language films must include English language subtitles.
Submissions must be uploaded and submitted by the deadline to qualify for the respective entry fees.

Films must be available for download via platforms such as FilmFreeway, Vimeo Screener, MyAirBridge, or Dropbox. Submitters are required to provide a download link and grant permission for their films to be screened at our live events.
Short excerpts or trailers from submitted films may be showcased on the ORION IFF website for promotional purposes, with only partial screenings permitted.

Films are selected and invited by festival programmers for the ORION International Film Festival. Chosen filmmakers will be notified via email. The Jury's deliberations are confidential, and no further discussion will be entertained about their decisions.

Digital press kits should include:
Three publicity stills.
Film Poster: 1400 pixels x 2100 at 72dpi.
Full production credits.
Director's biography.
Film synopsis: Up to 130 words.
Film trailer: 30 seconds (if available).

Overall Rating
  • Selket Kaufman

    Wonderful event! Thank yo for supporting my film!

    March 2024
  • his is a very good film festival and thank you for our works being selected.

    March 2024
  • Sofia Wikström

    So honured and happy to have participated in the ORION IFF! Thank you so much for the hospitality and communication! All the best from Sweden!

    March 2024
  • Donna Weng Friedman

    It was an honor being nominated for Best Documentary Short at the Orion IFF!! I highly recommend this film festival and look forward to returning!

    March 2024
  • I am humbled and thrilled to have my feature script VOYAGER awarded BEST SCREENPLAY. Elliot and the rest of the crew at ORION IFF are a first-class group and run an exceptional festival. I hope to be back soon!

    March 2024