The Touring Film Festival is part of In The Bin Film Festival, Australia's largest touring short film program and one of the oldest. We provide short films festival and film education for regional and rural Australia currently with a strong focus in Queensland. We have an awards element to the program, however our primary focus is on supporting all the films selected in the touring program.

Best Short Film $2,000
Bin Laughing Award $1,000
Super Short $500

Best Direction
Audience Choice
Best Documentary (provided more than one documentary is selected for the festival.)
Best Family Film $500

Eligibility: The International and Australian Sections of the Festival are open to any production under 30mins in length and no older than 1 year from January 2018 (In rare and exceptional circumstances the festival committee reserves the right to accept films of longer duration or age). All productions screened at In The Bin must be in English or have English subtitles.

Entry format is via digital download
Important - If entering via DVD or Blue-ray please mark the entry: with film title, and a contact also include “No Commercial Value - Festival Use Only”
All entries must include at least two stills one from the film and the other behind the scenes.

The entrant grants In The Bin Short Film Festival the rights to: - utilize their film footage for promotional purpose of In The Bin only. The Entrant warrants that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights including copyright of any third party.

Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at In The Bin Short Film Festival. Filmmakers selected to participate will be notified by email (please ensure email address supplied is in working order). The Jury’s processes, discussions, and deliberations are strictly confidential and no discussion will be entered into regarding their decisions.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Ferreira

    One of the best Festivals around. A genuine love of films from all genres and backgrounds. Even our quirky sci-fi-comedy found an audience and we couldn't be happier. Highly recommended.

    October 2021
  • Two Balloons

    We were not able to travel to Australia to attend but the communication from the festival was great and we really appreciate what Jed and his team are doing to bring film to the people throughout OZ.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you guys we had a great screening with your film and look forward to seeing more from you in the future.