Now preparing for it's 4th year, Woodland (International) Film Festival is a grass-roots celebration of film and kinship, a collision of creativity and community and a unique outlet for filmmakers of all calibers to strut their stuff. Set in the picturesque mountain town of Tumbarumba in rural Australia, Woodland is showing the world that us local folk can stage an event that even the big wigs from the city would be proud of. Our festival provides a weekend of fine films, food, music and more.

We accept all kinds of stuff in the short format from all around the world: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Music Videos and more. If it's under 15 minutes and you think it's pretty good -- we want to see it.

Awards & Prizes

For Now:

Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Local Film
Director’s Award
Audience Choice

Potentially This Year:

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Actor
Best Actress

Rules & Terms

Films must be no shorter than 1 minute or no longer than 15 minutes including titles and credits.

Films must adhere to all Australian (and international) copyright laws in terms of being screened in a public forum. Basically, by submitting a film, Woodland and all affiliates are held harmless should such a claim eventuate.

Films can be of any genre but may not contain deliberately explicit graphic or thematic content that will be deemed offensive in terms of political, personal, sexual or religious affiliations (or be deemed offensive on the grounds of really bad taste.)

All films must be in English or with English subtitles

There is no cut off date in terms of when the film was made. If it's from the 60s and you think it rocks, send it in.

All films must be submitted in digital form (Vimeo, youtube or either via non-returnable data DVD or USB drive and full entry payment.) If your film has been selected, a screener via WeTransfer or Dropbox is good, or again, USB or Data-DVD. No normal DVDs or VHS tapes! (especially if they're mum and dads home movies).

1 Review

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    Jing Sun

    I like this festival, five stars! The communication is great! I will choose this festival again once I finish my new films!

    August 2016