The One Eye Film Festival in Dubbo, Australia was originally created as an opportunity for local filmmakers to screen their films. We'll be celebrating our 9th season in 2021, with categories for other Australian and international filmmakers to share their short films to give local audiences and filmmakers wider exposure to the form.

There are no prizes, there is no theme. We exist to promote filmmaking and film viewing around Dubbo and surrounding areas. We want to see as wide a range of films as possible, but we want all films to be shorter than 10 minutes (4 minutes for secondary student category and 2 minutes for primary student category). Please note: the longer form category for short films is by invitation only - please get in touch if you would like to be considered .

All genres welcome - narrative, documentary, music video, experimental, video art - anything you can think of! Films do not necessarily need to be family friendly but we will not consider films with overly-graphic sex or violence.

Submit your film via FilmFreeway online screener. For all entry requirements and conditions, please view the below Rules and Terms for information including technical specifications sheet. To optimise the quality of your submitted film, make sure you view it on different devices (e.g., computer monitor, TV, etc) to identify and correct any quality problems with sound or picture. Please contact Dubbo Filmmakers if you'd like some advice. This article has some great tips to help improve quality:

Please note: this is intended to be a live event. Depending on public health orders in place at the time, this may not be possible, in which case a ticketed (behind paywall) online version of the film festival will take place instead. You will be given the option to opt-out of an online screening should you choose. This will not impact your "official selection" status should your project be selected for the film festival.

If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact us.

By submitting your film, you agree that you have have full right and authority to declare:

• the rights (including the intellectual property rights) in the Film have not been, and will not be, assigned, licensed or otherwise granted, in whole or in part, to any person;
• I have permission to reproduce and exploit all third party materials (and/or the results and proceeds of all third party services) contained in the Film or upon which the Film is based;
• I am the sole and exclusive owner, or have the express permission from the sole and exclusive owner, of the copyright in the sound recordings comprising the soundtrack of the Film and the music and lyrics reproduced in those sound recordings;
• all of the performers in the Film have consented in writing to the use of their performances in the Film;
• a written release has been obtained from each contributor to the Film (“Contributor”), including with respect to the underlying works in the Film, to use the results and proceeds of the Contributor’s services and/or contributions to the Film including, without limitation the right to edit, alter and/or reproduce the results and proceeds of the Contributor, in any manner or context;
• all details submitted in this entry are true and correct and I indemnify One Eye Film Festival from and against any and all claims and demands made against One Eye Film Festival, its assignees or licensees, in relation to the guarantees provided by me in this entry;
• no part of the Film is, or will be, actionable for defamation or violate any right of privacy or publicity of any person, and the full use of the rights in the Film will not violate any rights, including copyright or moral rights, of any person, firm, or corporation.

Local film category

All films in the "Short films - local films" category MUST demonstrate a a strong link to this town of Dubbo or our region. That link might be thematic, geographic or a delightful accident of birth.

This requirement does not apply to the Australian and International categories.

Local film entries are free for members of Dubbo Filmmakers Inc. To find out about membership, visit:

Films to be submitted via FilmFeeway online screener (upload your film to FilmFreeway when you create your project)

The following formats and minimum requirements are suggestions only. Ultimately, we want to receive your project in as high quality as possible.

Output your film in one of these video formats (preferable):
H.264 or MPEG2.
Use the appropriate output settings shown below.

PAL DV (suggested format)
Frame size: 720h x 576v (1.0940)
Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Audio Settings/Sample rate: 48000 samples/second

HD 1080p (suggested format)
Frame size: 1920h x 1080v (1.0)
Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square pixels (1.0)
Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
Audio Settings/Sample rate: 48000 samples/second

You will be given the option to make your film available as part of the online OEFF on YouTube after the official physical screening date.

I agree to indemnify One Eye Film Festival and hold them harmless from any damages, liabilities, losses, costs, expenses, obligations or claims (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of the breach of my agreements, obligations, representations and warranties under this Agreement.

Overall Rating
  • Marcello Davis

    Great to be a part of a film festival encouraging local filmmakers.

    January 2020
  • We were very proud that our short film was shown at their recent event. Festivals such as this are a fantastic opportunity for regional filmmakers to showcase their creative endeavours. Well done to all involved and thanks for the support.

    November 2019
  • Years on, the EOFF continues to be solid incubator for independent film talent; both emerging and established. The adjudication process is swift and the event is very welcoming of new filmmakers each year.

    June 2019
  • Erifili Davis

    Terrific local film festival. Very friendly and open to all. Supportive environment for filmmakers at all skill levels and all genres.

    November 2018
  • Jack Randell

    Great event, receptive crowds, clear entry and adjudication process. Supportive of new players.

    November 2018