Show Us Your Shorts 2023 provides an opportunity for short film makers to win a significant cash prize and have their work screened at one of Victoria's premier regional film events - the Warburton Film Festival.

We have a focus on encouraging young or emerging film makers and many of our previous winners have gone on to make a career in the industry.

Judges initially will select a list of finalists to be screened at the festival.

Award winners will be announced during the 2023 Warburton Film Festival held on June 16-18 and we hope that film makers submitting films will be able to attend the presentation.

The prize pool is $2000.

The major prize, the Golden Shorts Award for overall best film, is $1000.

Other prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Films from both students and budding filmmakers of all ages will be considered for major prizes.

Merit certificates will be issued to those short films selected to be screened during the festival weekend.

Acknowledgement of receipt of entry for all other film submissions will be available.

All short films entered must be made by Australian residents.

Films submitted must not exceed 12 minutes in running time.

Films must have been made during the period 2021-23.

All entries must be submitted online through FilmFreeway.

Following judging, all films selected for screening at the festival will need to be provided in a suitable digital screening format (eg. mp4, mov).

Entry fee of $AU10 per film entered.

2 production stills: prints, PDFs or JPGs (if available)

Winning entries will be screened as part of the Warburton Film Festival 2023 and may also be screened at Yarra Ranges Film Society screening nights during the year.

All films short-listed will become part of our members' film library.

Overall Rating
  • Mawrgan Shaw

    An absolutely wonderful festival with a fantastic community. I was honoured to have been awarded the Golden Short Award for my film Forgotten at this year's festival, the first back since the pandemic began. Congratulations to all the filmmakers and to the Yarra Ranges Film Society for their dedication and hard work in bringing such a fantastic festival to life in Warburton.

    July 2022
  • Lisa Bishop

    Fabulous to be selected by Show Us Your Shorts! Great communication and follow-up and lovely to receive an invitation even though COVID prevented us from being there in person. Recommend!

    July 2022
  • Sam Sungmin Lee

    Laurie and the Warburton Film Festival were super welcoming! I had my short screened and the overall atmosphere of the festival was cosy, sweet and encouraging. I loved it. Thank you!

    June 2022
  • Thomas José Field

    A fantastic festival that punches well above it's weight; nearly every screening was sold out, they offer great prizes, the audience are a welcoming, passionate bunch of people and Warburton is a beautiful place to visit!

    June 2019
  • A warm and inviting festival in a beautiful part of Victoria.

    June 2019