Rangebow MicroFilm Festival Competition

5th April -14th July
Free Event
St Mary's Church, 135 Main St, Montville QLD 4560

Entries are open now, and close on 14 July. The Rangebow MicroFilm shortish film fest invites submissions in animation, documentary, narrative, and experimental short films focused on this year’s festival theme: Dream.Love.Live.

These awards are part of the annual Rangebow Festival in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, which celebrates the creative life and spirit of the Blackall Range, and promotes the values of diversity, reconciliation, inclusion, and sustainability.

South East Queensland is home to surprising and exciting screen industry professionals and production. For aspiring filmmakers based at the Sunshine Coast or Noosa, and everyone who loves new films, art, and storytelling, the Microfilm event will showcase local creative talent and introduce everyone to some of the screen media talent in our community.

Rangebow MicroFilm aims to inspire local filmmakers, especially the young creatives in our region. We encourage artistic innovation and experimentation in storytelling around themes that promote a thriving community, valuing everyone and their contributions individually and together.

MicroFilms are under 5 minutes each, with the shortlisted entries screened during the Rangebow Festival. Screening of the awards finalists, a panel Q&A and announcement of winners, will be held on 13 August. Save the date for some thought-provoking viewing and discussion!

Entry fee

$15 – Open category

Free – School Student category

Dates and Deadlines

14 July 2023 – entries close

31 July 2023 – finalists notified

Use this button to see terms and conditions and lodge your entry.


Awards & Prizes

The festival’s judging and discussion panel includes film media experts from the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective, STUFFit Student film Festival, RubyBlue Artists, and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Two prizes will be awarded:

$1,000 - Best in Fest
$250 - Best School Student Entry.

For more info

Eva-Marie Seeto

0417 635 078 or info@therangebowfestival.org

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We acknowledge the Jinibara people and the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the different areas of country on which The Rangebow Festival takes place and we pay our respects to indigenous elders, past, present and emerging.