The Open Fields Short Film Festival is a new film festival bringing the creativity of filmmaking to the beautiful open fields of the Southern New South Wales town of Temora, in the Riverina. Held on 2nd December 2017, the festival is the perfect opportunity to either showcase your latest film, or create one from scratch. Running at 7 minutes or under, the film must be suitable for general viewing (think G-rated), and can fit any genre you wish!

PLEASE NOTE: The film Festival is a live screening event, you or someone that represents your film must be able to come to the festival to be eligible to enter.

Films will be judged by a panel of three, with prizes awarded on the night. The festival consists of three sessions, morning and afternoon sessions we will be screening the short listed films and in the evening is the award ceremony. Full program will be available closer to the date. Competition is open to everyone, from first time filmmakers to experienced professionals, and locals to people all over the globe. This is the opportunity to be involved in the first installment of this annual event. So Grab a camera, write a story, and let your creativity run free at the Open Fields Film Festival.

- Best Short Film $500
- Best Local Short Film (Riverina NSW Australia) $250
- Best Local School Students Short Film (Temora and Surrounding Towns) $250
- Best Sci-fi Short Film $250
- People's Choice $250

Please note all prizes are in Australian Dollars.

Rules Applies To all categories:
- Must be suitable for general public viewing (G-Rated)
- Must be 7 minutes or under running length including intro and credits
- Must be in english, or english sub-title.
- You, or a representative for your film, must attend the festival in Temora NSW Australia on 2nd December 2017 to be eligible.
- Submit only one film, but you can apply for multiple categories
- Submissions are only accepted through

Rules Apply to individual categories
- Specific rules listed for each category, please read them carefully before entering a category.

All submissions are automatically entered into the people's choice award.

Films submitted will be shortlisted to 30 short films, for screening. i.e. finalists

All shortlisted films will be shown at the Temora Town Hall Theatre (Local Cinema).

A judging panel of three will select the winners for each category, except for People's choice award where attendees of the screenings will vote for their favourite film.

You must enter each category that applies to your film, there's no limit to how many categories you can submit your film, however you're limited to only one film for the festival.

Once you have been short listed, you must provide a high quality copy of the film, at least one production photo, short synopsis and key cast & crew list.

If you win an award, your film will be listed as the winner of the festival on Motion Arts Temora website, with links to your video if available.

If you indicate that someone will be at the festival but there's no one to claim your prize, should you win, at the award ceremony then you forfeit your prize and it'll go to the next runner up.

You are responsible for your own travel and accomodation costs, if travelling to Temora for the festival.

Only finalists will be screened at the film festival, which a panel of judges will decide on the winners of each category.

If you are selected, you must confirm who will be attending the film festival to represent your film before we can consider you for finalists and hence screening of your film.

Trailers and commercial promotional videos are not accepted. Sorry.

Overall Rating
  • Nicholas Pap

    Fantastic festival. We were 2nd Runner up. Honoured. Lovely people. Great atmosphere!

    April 2018
  • John Riddell

    Awesome little Festival doing great things! keep up the great work guys

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you John :)

  • Ale Thornton

    Good Festival, friendly communication.I regret that I could not have been present during the festival

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ale

  • Octavio Maya

    Great Festival, owesome people, great organization!

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Octavio