Your short film can be about anything –  let your imagination run wild. You might be into satire or animation, or maybe you want to shoot it at Spring Bay Mill on Tasmania’s East Coast. Or you can do something else entirely, it’s up to you. We don’t want to influence your storytelling, but just ask that there’s a reference to our 2023 theme somewhere in your film –  how you choose to do that is totally your call. Entries will open 2 November 2022 and the submission deadline is Monday 17 April 2023 (midnight).

Join us on the red carpet at the Premiere Screening Event on Friday 26 May, 5.30pm at Spring Bay Mill, Tasmania.

Awards & Prizes

  • Cash prizes from $500 to $5K per category.
  • Three prizes awarded in each category.
  • Free travel and accommodation to attend the Premier Event at Spring Bay Mill.
  • Mentorship.


  1. Junior Category: 21 years of age and under at the time of entry.
  2. Open Category: 22 years and over.

Entry Terms

  • Free entry.
  • Film duration is 2–5 minutes.
  • Entries open to Australian residents.
  • Original work created within 2 years of the festival closing date.
  • All selected films must be available for screening on 16:9, MP4.
  • All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
  • Entries must not have been broadcast publicly or online.
  • First Nations participation encouraged.
  • Read the complete Terms and Conditions before you enter.
  • Make sure your film file has your name and the title.
  • Step 2

    Create a short 2–5 minute film relating to our 2023 theme ‘TBA‘ to win from a range of prizes.

  • Step 3

    Upload your film submission and supporting material by Monday 17 April 2023 (midnight). Submissions on on 2 November 2022.

  • Step 4

    Makers of shortlisted films will be contacted by Friday 13 May 2023.

  • Step 5

    Premiere event held at Spring Bay Mill on 5.30pm, Friday 26 May 2023.