West End Film Festival is an energetic festival catering to Brisbane's most eclectic and artistically driven audiences and this year is our 10th Birthday!

Over three days we'll be screening your masterpiece to a packed out audience in our industrial setting in the heart of West End. Get ready to mingle with some of Australia's most exciting emerging film makers and the chance to win one of many prizes (Best Film Prize = $3000).

We are accepting short films and animations 15 minutes and under.

We are open to films made in Australia only.

Awards & Cash Prizes:

Best Film $3000

Best Animation: TBA

Best Documentary: TBA

Best Cinematography: TBA

Best Film (Indigenous): TBA

Best Film (Female): TBA

Entry Requirements:

Films must be made in Australia/have an Australian crew.

Films MUST be under 15 minutes in length

Films from all genres will be accepted and we welcome first time film makers!

Film makers must have copyright over all footage and soundtrack used in their film.

All films must be submitted by midnight on Monday April 1st.

Finalists are expected to...

- Fill out all sections of the FilmFreeway submission form.

- Provide contact details; email, phone number, and contact name.

- Provide a high quality version of their film for screening.

- Upload a minimum of 4 high resolution images for online promotion
(can be BTS photographs).

- And wherever possible, attend the festival and be available to accept awards in person!

- We are open to films made in Australia/have an Australian crew only.

Overall Rating
  • Jemma Bayley

    Had such a great time. Participated in the first pitching session for WEFF. So lucky to make new network connections and get feedback on future projects.

    August 2018
  • Carmen Bensley

    Fantastic little Film Festival in Brisbane. Great atmosphere.

    July 2018
  • Craig Curtis

    WEFF '18 was a great opportunity to present our music video. The screening night was handled very professionally. I highly recommend WEFF to any filmmaker. :)

    July 2018
  • Mel Poole

    Fab Festival with a really engaging line-up. Well done!

    June 2017
  • Helen Morrison

    The line- up was well curated and the WEFF team are fabulous!

    June 2017