The One Eye Film Festival in Dubbo, Australia was originally created in 2012 as an opportunity for local filmmakers to screen their films.

We have since added 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 and to give independent short films a chance to be screened to an enthusiastic live audience.

We want to see as wide a range of films as possible.

All genres welcome.

Student films
Music video
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.

We strongly encourage you to include with your project files at least one photo and a trailer or teaser - this makes it a lot easier for organisers to promote your project (if selected).

Please note: longer short films may be accepted by arrangement - please get in touch if you would like to be considered .

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:

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

NOTE: Selected filmmakers receive 2 complimentary tickets to the festival

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.

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

Please note: our equipment does not always play nice with ultra high definition. 1080p usually works well.

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.

Please note: if you enter your film in a category for which you are not eligible, your entry may be disqualified and any entry fees will not be refunded.

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
  • I am immensely grateful for the incredible experience at One Eye Film Festival organised by Dubbo Filmmakers. The seamless submission process and clear communication from your team set the stage for what turned out to be a truly memorable festival.

    From the moment my film, "Akhrot," was accepted to the screening itself, every step was marked by professionalism, warmth, and a genuine passion for cinema. The festival provided a platform not only for showcasing films but for fostering a sense of community among filmmakers.

    The curation of films showcased a diverse tapestry of storytelling, and I felt honored to be a part of such a rich lineup. The attention to detail in organizing the event, both in-person, reflected the dedication of your team to creating a top-notch experience for participants and audiences alike.

    Thank you, One Eye Film Festival, for elevating my film and providing a platform for it to reach new audiences.

    #FilmFestivalExperience #Akhrot

    November 2023
  • sonia oldfield

    A wonderful evening with amazing people from all walks of life, different levels of expertise and different forms of creativity. Fun, exciting, warm, friendly and sparks more creativity!!

    November 2022
  • It was great to have my short film "Fat ducks mean fat cattle" included in the public screening. Disappointed I couldn't attend in person. Communication with organisers was clear and concise. This is a real festival with a real public screening attended by real people. Really nice to have been included.

    November 2022
  • An excellent experience, highly recommend!

    January 2022
  • Milena Sallustio

    Another fabulous oeff festival delivered in 2021… There was a great selection of films to enjoy again this year.
    thank you oeff for selecting and playing my video it was Easy to enter via Filmfreeway. Look forward to the next one…xoxo

    November 2021