We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary!

Our special curator for 2022 is JONATHAN PAGE, founder of Bonsai Films.

Jonathan is an experienced Executive Producer, working with Australia’s leading producers. View his projects here: https://www.bonsaifilms.com.au/Production

The One Eye Film Festival in Dubbo, Australia was originally created 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.

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

All genres welcome

Student films
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.

Please note: the longer form category for short films is by invitation only - 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:

https://nofilmschool.com/2017/11/7-post-production-tips-pros-doc-nyc

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

Want to be in the audience? You can purchase tickets to the festival here:
https://drtcc.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/75904

NOTE: Successful 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
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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:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/become-a-member/

Specifications
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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.

Indemnification
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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
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  • 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
  • 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