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. The ORION International Film Festival is founded in Australia and 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 two screening events in the charming village of Dalveen, located in the picturesque Granite Belt Region of Southern Queensland, Australia. Presented by the Dalveen Film Society, the event celebrates evolving international cinema, delicious food and fine wines locally sourced. And in Berlin, Germany's political and cultural capital, the screening will take place at the Digital Chromart Art Gallery.

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.

IMDb qualifying festival


- Best Feature Documentary
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Human Rights
- Best Indigenous 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 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 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 2020 to 2023.
If selected, films must be available for download via FilmFreeway, Vimeo Screener, MyAirBridge, or Dropbox.

Submitters are to provide a download link and agree for their film to screen at our live screening events.

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

Submissions must be uploaded and submitted by the deadline to qualify for the respective entry fees.

Short excerpts or trailers can be displayed on the ORION website for publicity. Films will only be shown in part.

Digital press kits should include the following:
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 seconds (if available).​

Overall Rating
  • Katrina Channells

    Thank you for including 'Not To Be' in the festival program. Our lead was delighted to win Best Actor! I wasn't able to attend but our EP did and said it was a fabulous night. The festival organisers did a great job bringing films to Dalveen. Thanks again!

    February 2023
  • Thanks for sellecting Spark for your great festival. Best wishes!

    January 2023
  • James Lewis

    Thank you so much for selecting A Better Place - what a wonderful festival!

    January 2023
  • Hiroya Sakurai

    It is a wonderful festival that respects and praises the filmmakers and their works.
    The festival is especially good about posting the award winners' film descriptions and posters on the festival's website, using a large space on the website.

    January 2023
  • I am proud to be an Award Winner with Orion. Their stated goal of "finding original, thought-provoking films that push the boundaries of storytelling" fits my non-formulaic script (www.winterbirdmovie.com) perfectly! Thanks guys!

    January 2023