Sparrowland Short Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent films and providing film makers with a platform from which to have their voices heard….OUT LOUD.
There's really only one catch....your film has to have heart. We are looking for real and raw stories that will challenge our view of humanity. These can be any genre you like - but please be unapologetic in your exploration of what encapsulates the human spirit.
We invite you to send in your latest project, to be adjudicated by some of Brisbane's influential filmmaking professionals, with some special international guests! If officially selected, you will be screened at our live event, alongside other inspirational filmmakers....this is set to be a massive celebration of all things indie!
We are so looking forward to receiving your submissions and sharing your stories, in this celebration of love for indie films and for the human spirit.
Best Australian Film
Best Queensland Film
Best International Film
Best Student Film
Best High School Film
Best Music Video
Best TV / Web-Series
Human Spirit Award
People's Choice Award
SLSFF is open to Australian and International short films, documentaries and videography projects.
SLSFF will accept short films only - A duration of 30 minutes and under.
Films must have been completed after 1 January 2020.
Non-English dialogue must be subtitled.
Official Selections will be screened at the live festival, receive a laurel and be eligible for various awards announced on the day.
We will contact all filmmakers on the notification date to inform you of your status.
If selected, your film will only be used for the purpose of this festival.
If selected to screen at the festival, you will be required to supply promotion material such as posters, social media graphics and trailers. A 10-second non-spoiler clip from your film will be used as promo for the festival.
By submitting your project, you agree that you own the rights to your project and/or have received permissions of use including any music used. The festival is not liable for any copyright infringements.
By submitting to the festival, you agree to waiver all legal action against the festival, its organisers, venue, associates, stakeholders, families and or affiliates.