The Screen It International Film Festival (SIIFF) is an accessible Queensland based festival in Australia. SIIFF proudly showcases not only Australian films, but international talents as well. SIIFF's mission is to support aspiring creative filmmakers of all experiences and backgrounds. A platform that encourages the use of filmmaking as a tool of expression to support mental health and wellbeing for all ages.

From drama to comedy (and everything in between) short films will be judged by a panel of industry experts to be allocated awards. The audience can also cast their vote during the festival for the Moviegoers Favourite Award. We highly encourage entries from independent filmmakers and films with creative leads from under-represented backgrounds. We support equality and want to see that reflected in film.

Our PASSIONATE ARTISTS Category, is dedicated to supporting creatives who identify as disabled. All proceeds raised from submissions to this category will be donated to Indelabilityarts to help provide creative opportunities for disabled and neurodivergent artists.

For further updates regarding key dates, awards and other information, follow our social media platforms. Most importantly, remember to have fun!

Each category will be eligible for the following awards;

1. Most Outstanding Director
2. Incredible Cinematography
3. Exemplary Screenplay
4. Tremendous Editing
5. Superb Sound Design
6. Exquisite Production Design
7. Engaging Lead Performance
8. Impressive Supporting Performance
9. Visionary Costume Design
10. Moviegoers Favourite

Prizes for 2024 are being donated by the following sponsors:
Escape Hunt
NJ Price Fight Director
Red Brick Studios
House of Deception
Film Ink
Queensland Museum
Dendy Cinema Coorparoo
The Sit Down Comedy Club
Speak Up Studio
Screenwriting Scriptease
Mobile Barber Shop Depot
PIP Theatre
Belvoir St Theatre
The Writers' Studio
Radioactive Pictures
The Rehearsal Room
Camera Hire


1. By submitting your film (Film) to Screen It International Film Festival (Festival), you (Filmmaker) agree to the following:

2. All the information provided either through the online entry form or through email correspondence is true and accurate.

3. Filmmaker either owns the rights to, or has permission to use, the footage, sound, music, images and all other contributions that are part of the Film to the extent necessary to submit the Film to the Festival and, if accepted, screen the Film at the Festival. Please note: if the Filmmaker has any doubts about any of the rights in the Film, they must notify the Festival at the time of submission.

4. The film must be maximum 15 minutes in length of any genre. We welcome films from any country in the world. If the film is in any other language other than English, the submission requires embedded English subtitles.

5. All submission fees are non-refundable.

6. Filmmakers submitting must supply:
- Production credits/contact details
- Photos for promotional purposes, (min. resolution 1024 x 576 pixels)
- Press Kit for promotional use by Festival.
- Film Poster
- A trailer and/or scene clips from the film (ProRes 422 Full HD; 1920x1080 or higher).

7. Once a film is accepted by Festival and programmed, it cannot be withdrawn from the festival line-up, other than at the discretion of Festival.

8. By submitting a film, Filmmaker grants Festival the right to screen the film at one or more events, copy and/or reproduce, modify, adapt and any part thereof, up to one (1) minute of the film submission. We may also use the Filmmakers submission and any other promotional material/photo’s and/or information submitted by the Filmmaker to communicate it to the public in all media, including via our website and publicity materials, or to advertise and promote Festivals event(s), its products and services, or all, and to showcase the Filmmakers film.

9. By submitting a film, Filmmaker grants Festival the right to add their email address to mailing list to be sent materials, or to advertise and promote Festivals event(s), its products and services, or all. Filmmaker reserves the right to unsubscribe from receiving email marketing materials at anytime via the unsubscribe button located in the email.

10. Filmmaker owns the copyright to the film as its author and represent and warrant that the Filmmaker have (and will continue to have during the duration of Festival and thereafter) all necessary licences, rights, consents, and permissions we need to use the film and the Filmmaker will provide evidence of such on reasonable request.

11. By submitting, the Filmmaker agrees that they have read and understood these terms & conditions of entry.

12. Festival reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these 'Terms and Conditions' at any time. Unless otherwise indicated, amendments will become effective immediately.

Overall Rating
  • Greg Moran

    Great Festival. Good communication. Was a lovely surprise to win some awards as well for our Film White Lies

    September 2023
  • Cory Reeder

    Great communication and a spectrum of content were shared with this festival. Networking and overall quality are hard for me to judge since I couldn't attend in person. The enthusiasm from the festival team was great. Would def enter again.

    September 2023
  • The support and kindness from SIIFF and it’s team is unfathomable. Thank you so much for the award on my film Break In and I hope the best of luck for other filmmakers too that enter next year!

    October 2022
  • Hannah Smith

    This Festival is so fun and genuinely heart-warming. SIIFF provides a personal quality and professionalism that makes everyone feel welcome. Hope to enter again in the future!

    September 2022
  • Ema Poposka

    Thank you very much for awarding the Best Editing Award in the Kids category to my film, The Big Blue Cleanup.

    September 2022
    Response from festival:

    Such a pleasure to have your film in our festival. This is only the beginning for you Ema!