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 10th season in 2022. We have 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. 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:

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
  • 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
  • Juraj Herz

    This year's festival was great. The films were fantastic - it was so great to see the tremendous film making potential from Dubbo locals.

    November 2021
  • Jude Morrell

    Another great year of short filmmaking in Dubbo and the local area, beautifully supported by our very own One Eye Film Festival which continues to go from strength to strength each year. Great work everyone. Looking forward to next year!

    November 2021
  • Marcello Davis

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

    January 2020