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
  • Great friendly staff. I felt my film was welcomed there. Get your films over the the guys at WEFF.

    July 2019
  • Belinda Dean

    Such a brilliant festival in the heart of Brisbane that was lots of fun to be a part of. Great communication by the organisers and as we discovered, great prizes for the winners!! We look forward to seeing this festival grow and submitting more films in years to come.

    July 2019
  • Thomas José Field

    Wonderful festival that is extremely well supported and attended by the local community in West End, Brisbane. The people running the festival are welcoming and put on a great event that was highly enjoyable for audience and filmmakers. Great vibes all around and they offer cash prizes which is what you want, I highly recommend entering your short film into this festival!

    July 2019
  • 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