Blue Shorts Film Festival 2020

About Blue Shorts

Blue Shorts is currently the only short film festival in the Blue Mountains that is open to the whole community and 2020 will mark its fifth year. Blue Shorts is organised on a voluntary basis by local people who are passionate about film and the local community.

Blue Shorts is a short film festival held in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Entrants accepted from residents from Lithgow to Lapstone, Blue Shorts celebrates Blue Mountains stories and storytellers and is a celebration of local creativity and community. Filmmakers of all levels are encouraged to submit short films – from young and emerging filmmakers to the many pros we have in the area. We are looking for short films 7 minutes and under in any genre and style (*films in 12 years and under category need to be 2 mins or less*).

We are ready to take your entries from 01- Jan 2020! The closing date is 31-March 2020.

The festival screenings will be held on 9-May 2020 at the beautiful Mount Vic Flicks with an awards presentation after the screenings.

**NOTE** this festival is not listed publicly on the FilmFreeway so cannot be found by searching the FilmFreeway listings. Once you have created your project, please go to in order to submit your entry to Blue Shorts. The portal will be open from 1-Jan 2020.

Please follow up via email moc.l1585641676iamg@1585641676lavit1585641676sefml1585641676ifstr1585641676ohseu1585641676lb1585641676 to ensure that your film has been uploaded successfully.

For all questions and queries, please email the Blue Shorts team at moc.l1585641676iamg@1585641676lavit1585641676sefml1585641676ifstr1585641676ohseu1585641676lb1585641676

Blue Shorts is brought to you in partnership with Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Mount Vic Flicks.

Awards & Prizes

Best Film (12 and under); Best Youth Film (Aged 13-18); People’s Choice Award x 2; Best Family Made Movie; Best Comedy; Best Story; Best Animation; Best Music Video; Best Documentary; Best Dramatic Film; Best Cinematography; Best Sound; Best Edit; Best Special Effects; Best Art Film; Best Actor.

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