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 2022 ORION IFF will be holding two screening events 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: 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
- High Altitude Films

All films entered will be considered for Film Craft Awards across all categories.
​- 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)

ORION IFF is a live screening event.

All films 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 2019 to 2022.
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 to qualify for the respective entry fees.

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 movie.
Stills must be submitted by email clearly labelled with the film's title.
Film Poster 1500px long side and 72dpi
Full production credits and director's biography.
Film synopsis – Up to 100 Words.
Film trailer - 30-second (if available).​

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for selecting Bloodlines: The Mogadishu Diaries 1992-1993 to compete in your film festival. It was an honour and pleasure. 5 Star event.

    December 2021
  • Hique Montanari

    My feature film YONLU won as Best Feature Film in the ORION IFF 2019 edition. This festival is amazing! It worths for sure! Highly recommended! Greetings from Brazil!

    December 2019
  • Work, approach, communication, the interaction of the Festival is at a high level, every praise. I recommend it to everyone. It has a special energy and a very professional approach, which is accessible to everyone at the same time. In a word, I'm thrilled! I am sure of long cooperation with the Festival.

    December 2019
  • Dušan Davidov

    We were very pleased with the success of the animated film "Idiot" at your festival. When we do the next movie with pleasure, we will apply. Sincerely D.Davidov.

    December 2019
  • 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