Show Us Your Shorts Film Competition


short film competition 2020

Warburton Film Festival


Show Us Your Shorts 2020 has been cancelled  due to coronavirus situation   

Thanks to all who submitted entries in 2019..

Prize awards this year include

Golden Shorts Award (best overall film) - $1000

Student films as well as films from budding film-makers of any age have the opportunity to win major prizes.

These awards will be presented during the Warburton Film Festival (12-14 June 2020) and we hope that film makers submitting films will be able to attend the presentation.

A film which wins an Award in one category will not be considered for another category. For example, if a particular film wins the Golden Shorts Award, then it will not be considered for any other award.

Judging will be held in April/May after the close of entries. Judges decisions are final.

Merit certificates will be issued to those short films selected to be screened prior to feature films during the festival weekend with the award winners presented during a special session dedicated to short films.

Acknowledgement of receipt of entry will be provided for all other film submissions. 


Show Us Your Shorts has been a youth initiative to encourage young film makers and over the last 13 years it has been successful in achieving this.


The past Golden Shorts winners  and some of their film making web links




Other Web links



Matthew Smith



Radheya Jegatheva

Radheya Jegatheva



Michael Raso

Michael Raso



Bailey Cook



Help Wanted

Sierra Laird

Mater Christi film makers


Crochet Noir

Jessica Harris

Brussels Short film festival


Taking Stock

Dale Menz




Jack and Lily

Damian McLindon


Screen Australia


Officer Down

Ryan Van Dijk

Word Press




Joel Loxton





Daniel Porto

Warburton Info



Talie Gal-On

Illustrators Australia

Design Files


Senior technical excellence award in 2014 was for The Artifice made by Matthew Holmes who recently produced the feature film Ben Hall.


conditions of entry


The Show us your Shorts short film competition forms an important part of the annual Warburton Film Festival. Our aim is to showcase emerging filmmakers (both Australia wide and in the Yarra Ranges) and to encourage young people to pick up a camera and tell creative and original moving image stories.

Show Us Your Shorts is integrated into the Warburton Film Festival with selected short films screened prior to feature films during the weekend, and the winners announced at a dedicated session of the festival.

All entries must be submitted via the Filmfreeway website

Prizes and Eligibility

Films will be considered for the following awards:

  • The Golden Shorts Award for best film overall in the competition  $1000
  • Local Entry Award
  • Student film award
  • Open-age category award

Awards will be decided at the discretion of the judges

 Australian made short film entries only accepted.

Merit certificates issued to those short films selected to be screened during the festival weekend.

Acknowledgement of receipt of entry for all other film submissions.


A short film finalist will be screened prior to each feature film throughout the Warburton Film Festival 2020 at the Arts Centre, Warburton.  Award-winning entries will be announced and screened during a dedicated session at the Warburton Film Festival.  All participating filmmakers are invited to attend.

Requirements for entries short-listed for screening

  • Your short film as a video file (eg. mp4, mov) on a USB stick for screening
  • Alternatively, provide a link to enable an online download in a digital format suitable for screening
  •  Entry fee of $10 per film entry (payable through Filmfreeway)
  • 2 production stills: prints, PDFs or JPGs (if available)

Where to Send Your Entry

Upload to Filmfreeway

Other Requirements

  • Films may have a running time of up to 15 minutes
  • Films must have been made in  2018, 2019 or 2020

Opening and Closing Dates

Entries will be received from 14 October 2019 until the closing date of 12th April 2020


Coordinator : “Show Us Your Shorts” PO Box 110 Warburton, VIC 3799 or

Winning entries will be screened as part of the Warburton Film Festival  commencing on Friday evening 12 June 2020 and concluding on Sunday 14 June 2020 and may be included in the Yarra Ranges Film Society program throughout the year.