Join us for the 8th annual One Eye Film Festival, November 20, 2020

The 8th annual One Eye Film Festival is on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7 pm. We have a great selection of local and Australian short films for you to enjoy. Congratulations to the local filmmakers who were official selections this year featured in the video. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the DRTCC:

This year’s line-up includes the first 2 episodes of Dubbo’s own web series, To the End of the Earth.

We are very pleased to have Gareth Tilson as the curator for the film festival this year. Gareth is a director, cinematographer and AFTRS lecturers. He has also delivered a number of funded workshops for Dubbo Filmmakers and will be attending the event in person.

The 2020 One Eye Film Festival was made possible through the support of Dubbo Regional Council and the sponsorship of Dubbo Film Society.

Entries closing soon for 2020 One Eye Film Festival

Entries for the 8th edition of Dubbo Filmmakers’ One Eye Film Festival (OEFF) close on November 1, 2020. Entry is free for eligible short films for Dubbo Filmmakers members and local school students with additional categories for:

  • Local short films by non-members
  • Australian short films
  • International short films

For additional information on technical requirements and other rules, visit our FilmFreeway listing:

There are no prizes, there is no theme. We exist to promote filmmaking and film viewing around Dubbo, NSW, Australia and surrounding areas. We want to see as wide a range of films as possible, but we want all films to be shorter than 7 minutes for local films (4 minutes for secondary student category and 2 minutes for primary student category). Please note: the longer form category for local films is by invitation only and Other Australian and International category shorts can be up to 10 minutes.

The OEFF welcomes all genres including comedy; drama; horror; documentary; experimental; music video – really anything that is suitable for a diverse audience. In 2019, videos included a locally made Indian language music video, a couple of videos made by youth about mental health, dramas, a web series, short comedies and music videos.

This year’s festival will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre for the first time on Friday, November 20, 2020. The OEFF this year is presented in partnership with the Dubbo Regional Council, and supported by the Dubbo Film Society. Tickets will be on sale from November 2.

If you have any questions, please click here to contact Dubbo Filmmakers via email.

Robyn Herron, 2019 curator of the OEFF on stage at the Dubbo RSL Club Resort with presenter and Dubbo Filmmakers member, Nathan Shooter.

Free members’ workshop – getting your film festival ready

Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 7 pm,
Music Room, Community Arts Rooms
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

Registration essential

2017 One Eye Film Festival, held at the Black Box Theatre, WPCC

Getting your film festival ready

Dubbo Filmmakers One Eye Film Festival (OEFF) has a set of recommended technical specifications which are typical of most film festivals:

  • Frame size: 1920h x 1080v (1.0)
  • Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square pixels (1.0)
  • Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
  • Audio Settings/Sample rate: 48000 samples/second

But what does it all mean? And how can you make sure you meet these requirements? And why does it even matter?!

During this workshop, experienced filmmaker and one of Dubbo Filmmakers’ founders, Peter Aland, will talk about common trips and traps to avoid in order to meet the OEFF specs. And feel free to come along with any specific questions you might have about your project.

Also, Erifili Davis will talk about the FilmFreeway platform, used by most film festivals to accept entries from filmmakers (including OEFF).

The workshop is free for Dubbo Filmmakers full/financial members or $5 (plus processing fee) for non-members.

To become a member: (online payment options only)

To pay for just this workshop:

All participants will need to register below for the workshop to comply with public health directives. If you are unwell, we ask you to stay at home. Strictly limited numbers – your place will be confirmed via email.

2018 One Eye Film Festival, November 16 & 17, 2018

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Dubbo Filmmakers hosted the 6th Annual One Eye Film Festival at the Black Box Theatre in November, 2019. There is no competition and there are no prizes – just a chance to see local stories created by local people. As with previous years, attendance at the OEFF was free  with close to capacity crowds for both nights of the festival.

One of the major projects of the Dubbo Filmmakers Group was the launch in 2013 of the One Eye Film Festival, hosted by the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 One Eye Film Festival will show over 15 films from Dubbo filmmakers or filmmakers with a connection to Dubbo.

The audience at the 2019 One Eye Film Festival was treated to many different film styles – documentary, music videos, dance, comedy, drama and much more.

Entry was free for local filmmakers.

Congratulations to all the selected films:

  • Pointe Shoes by Spencer Bloomfield
  • Conflict by Angela Canalese
  • A dam good time by Maree Barnes
  • Stare at the Clouds by Clinton Hoy
  • Aphantasia -the Absence of Fantasy by Milena Sallustio
  • Ladies my mother knew by Peter Aland
  • Secret Secrets Of Video by Peter Aland
  • Far too late by Peter Aland
  • Native Tongue by Peter Aland
  • Ghosts of CA by Peter Aland
  • The Studio Walkthrough by Jack Randell
  • Connection by Erifili Davis
  • A Community of Caring by Tess Barnes
  • Players by Kellie Jennar
  • The Skirt by Erifili Davis
  • The Old Black Dog by Nathan Shooter

2016 One Eye Film Festival – call for entries

The 2016 Dubbo One Eye Film Festival is open for entries until midnight October 21, 2016.

In partnership with the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Filmmakers will host the 4th annual One Eye Film Festival at the brand new Black Box Theatre on One-Eye-Film-Festival-logo-2016November 11 and 12. Dubbo Filmmakers member and festival coordinator, Kellie Jennar says the One Eye Film Festival is open to all filmmakers who can demonstrate a link to Dubbo and surrounding regions.

“That link might be thematic, geographic or a delightful accident of birth,” Ms Jennar said.

“There is no entry fee, prizes or theme. The festival is all about promoting and showcasing local filmmaking.

“All genres and styles of films are encouraged, however there is a time limit of 7 minutes.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase your films to enthusiastic local people.

“It’s a completely difference experience to upload a film into the silence of cyberspace, compared with the immediacy and warmth of watching your film with an audience.

“Filmmaking can be quite a solitary activity so it enables filmmakers to get out of the editing studio, see the diversity and creativity of films being made and network with other local filmmakers,” she said.

The One Eye Film Festival has grown in popularity both with filmmakers and audience in the past three years. Last year 30 short films were shown to an audience of more than 350 people at three sittings. They ranged from comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations and art films.

For all entry requirements and conditions, please view the attached entry form. You will need to submit both the form and the film by the closing date.

Entry form:

OEFF EntryForm2016 Final

Key dates:

Entries close: midnight October 21, 2016

Program selection: November 1, 2016

Festival screenings: November 11 and 12, 2016