Vision Splendid Short Film Competition

The Vision Splendid Short Film Competition is geared to independent filmmakers from Australia and around the world. Filmmakers are asked to make a film no longer than 7-minutes.  The 2018 theme is "Wide Open Road". Following the sold out Short Film screening in 2017, we are expanding our short film program throughout the 2018 Festival. We welcome submissions of quality films that address the festival theme.  

Your film can be fiction or documentary, funny or sad but it has to be memorable, significant and lasting and also family friendly! The theme is open to interpretation. Get creative!

Films will be reviewed by a jury of film professionals with selected short films will be screened alongside feature films throughout the Festival. 


Finalist films will be screened on the Closing Night at the historic, 100 year old Royal Open Air Theatre at a special awards ceremony with celebrity judges selecting the Best Film and associated prizes.

The  Short Film Competition is part of The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival – a nine-day program that focuses on promoting screen culture through new Australian cinema. The Festival has become a key exhibitor for Australian films and stories that otherwise would not find an audience. The program features and supports film made in Queensland and will often provide a first run for some films that have struggled with commercial distributors.