The West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition held in one of Brisbane's most vibrant communities, West End.

WEFF is entering it's 9th year and is excited to launch the 2018 season! Accepting feature films and short films, music videos and animations under 15 minutes in duration, there are 8 awards and cash prizes to be won.

New for 2018:

Feature Film Screening - this year we will also have a feature film premiere screening. This is a new addition, and will be highly sought after should you wish to enter your feature.

Extended Experiences Lab - this will provide hands-on training in creating and developing extensions to your creative projects.

Pitching Sessions - selected finalists are able to pitch to a panel of expert industry professionals.

Q&A with the talented Film Director (and WEFF Alum!) Joe Brumm - see the insights to what it takes to become an established filmmaker

Tour of Ludo Studios - finalists will have exclusive access to an award winning studio and be able to chat to industry professionals about how they bring screen magic to life

We are open to Australian AND International submissions.

Give us your eclectic, enlightening and empowering films!

Awards & Cash Prizes

Best Film

Best Animation

Best Music Video

Best Cinematography

Best Film Indigenous

Best Film Female

Best Film - Audience
(Voted online by WEFFers)

Entry Requirements

Films MUST be under 15 minutes in length (with the exception of the Feature film premiere selection).

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

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

Preference will be given to QLD premiere films. Films are allowed to have been previously screened, but must have been created in 2017/2018.

All films must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 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).

- Indicate if they're submitting for an Extended Experience to be commissioned for your film (see for full info).

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

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