We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in all the films we received in 2022. The talent we received was awe inspiring and we have loved chatting with so many of you over the past few months! Please visit our website to see this year's WEFFY award recipients at: https://westendfilmfestival.com.au/


The much-loved West End Film Festival is gearing up to audiences to open it's doors late July to September! WEFF offers local Australian filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their short films for Brisbane audiences in Brisbane's most eclectic neighbourhood, West End.

Over four days we'll be screening your masterpiece to a packed out audience at Metro Arts, Thursday 4 August to Sunday 7th August in West End. So, get ready to mingle with some of Australia's most exciting emerging to established film makers and industry with the chance to win one of many prizes. All award recipients will receive a 12 month subscription to iPitch.tv

We'll be accepting short films of up to 15 minutes from April 15 to June 12, 2022

We are open to films made in Australia only.

There are thousands of Brisbane locals keen to view your film. We look forward to announcing our sponsors as they come in.

WEFF Awards:
Best SOCIO-POLITICAL Film (Amy MacMahon, Member for South Brisbane)
Best COMMUNITY / DOCUMENTARY Film (Parched Brewery)
Best Film LOCALLY Made in 4101 (Hashtag Burgers)
Best FIRST NATIONS Film (Triple A)
Best MUSIC Video (Parched Brewery)
Best LOCAL & EMERGING filmmaker (SAE Institute, Brisbane)
Best FAMILY Film (Arafmi)
Best DRAMA Film (QUT)
Best DIRECTOR (Bent Books)

WEFF Special Mention Awards:
Best GAME / VR
Best YOUTH Entry (under 18)

and Best AUDIENCE VOTE to be decided by the audience sponsored by Avid Reader.

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 12 June, 2022

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, 1 only for the YOUTH category).

- Participate in evaluation and feedback post WEFF through completing our surey

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

Spread the word! <3

Overall Rating
  • Joshua Allan

    Was a pleasure to have my film 2:32am screen at the festival, super friendly staff and some great short films screened!

    November 2022
  • Full Mumsies Films

    An excellent festival with a great selection of films, and friendly communication throughout. We were delighted that our film ‘Jarrod’ won Best Drama. Thanks to the organisers. Highly recommended.

    September 2022
  • Christine Schindler

    Big thanks to the organisers of this festival who worked to make it happen despite pandemic lockdowns. Honoured to be part of it!

    October 2021
  • Rocco Fazzari

    An exciting and fabulous feeling to have been selected for the WEFF. Coupled with the support from the ultra professional WEFF team it’s been a wonderful experience.

    August 2021
  • Great festival! They adapted to a lockdown due to covid-19 at the last minute and hosted the films online, both sessions worked well. We were glad to be a part of it!

    August 2021