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 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.
With the help of funding from Screen NSW, DFM are proud to present a 4-stage documentary project, called Doco Deep Dive. Doco Deep Dive aims to develop the skills of regional NSW filmmakers to develop, produce, shoot and post-produce a short form documentary.
Two industry mentors will guide mid-level filmmakers in the Dubbo region, to create a broadcast standard 5 – 10-minute documentary.
Stage 1 – Write a documentary treatment CLOSED
Stage 2 – 1 on 1 Producer mentoring CLOSED
Stage 3 – Filming intensive (via selection process) Max 4 participants OPEN
Stage 4 – Editing and post-production intensive (via selection process) Max 2 participants OPEN
You MUST be a member of the Dubbo Filmmakers to apply for this project. Become a member here:
This project has been heavily subsidised through CreateNSW (Screen) funding.
Stage 3 – Filming intensive workshop
Four participants will be selected through an application process, to be mentored by media professional, Nathan Shooter, in an intensive and hands-on workshop to film the selected documentary from Stage 1.
This workshop has been designed for intermediate level filmmakers. Topics covered in this 2-day workshop will include:
Creating shot lists
Working on a documentary set
How to relate to documentary subjects
Knowing your equipment
Sound and audio
Applications close 6pm Oct 23
Successful applicants notified Oct 26
Stage 3 workshop Oct 31 & Nov 1
PAYMENT Cost of Stage 3 is $90
Link to register for Stage 3 – Filming intensive workshop:
Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 7 pm, Music Room, Community Arts Rooms Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
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.
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.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 7 pm Drama Room, upstairs Community Arts Rooms, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
During this workshop, facilitator and experienced filmmaker, Nathan Shooter, will guide you through the equipment you need to maximise the quality of your smartphone video. Please note – due to the short length of the workshop, the session will be mainly theory based and will provide you with the information you need to shoot using your smartphone. Topics to be covered include:
The workshop is free for Dubbo Filmmakers full/financial members or $5 (plus processing fee) for non-members.
All participants will need to register for the workshop to comply with public health directives (see form below). If you are unwell, we ask you to stay at home.
Strictly limited numbers – your place will be confirmed via email.
About Nathan Shooter
Nathan drives audiences to the nexus of Personal Branding and Big Ideas, provoking people to rethink what it means to ‘communicate from the inside out’ and share their message with the world.
He is a speaker, podcaster and founder of Brandhood™ and Thrive Media. Since 2004 as a creative strategist, Nathan is trusted by clients around Australia and the globe, to craft purposeful and profitable brands.
As an artful communicator, Nathan shares his Brandhood Map™ to equip business leaders, speakers, authors and coaches with a practical framework to build a personal brand that attracts opportunities.
He is an Adobe International Design Achievement Awards Judge, and is a Coloured Brain Trainer, recognised by the American Institute of Business Psychology.
Our free workshop for February, Filmmaking 101, is presented by Kellie Jennar.
Do you have an idea for a short film? Maybe you even have a script – what next?
During this workshop, Kellie will take you through the essentials you need to think about to be able to take your project from idea to finished product. She’ll take you through the logistics of getting your film made, from basic budgeting, people and equipment you’ll need and getting everything organised.
Kellie is an experience filmmaker and active Dubbo Filmmakers member. She has had 2 short documentaries, In My Own World and Pride Out West, screened on ABC.
Please note: this is an overview of film production. If you are interested in more detail, let us know and we may be able to plan it for future workshops.
When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7 pm Where: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Community Arts Rooms (cnr Church and Wingewarra Streets) Cost: Free for financial members, $5 everybody else
Our monthly workshops are free for financial members. Not a member yet? Click below to join:
2019 was a big year for Dubbo Filmmakers, with the group stepping out in new directions whilst keeping true to our origins.
Since 2013, Dubbo Filmmakers has been an informal group of people with a passion in filmmaking. As the group has grown bigger and more ambitious, it was decided to incorporate the group in August 2019 – now making us Dubbo Filmmakers Inc. This opens up many opportunities for the group. Fittingly, our inaugural executive included founding member Peter Aland as President.
Professional development & workshops
Professional development and workshops were a big feature of 2019. In January 2019, we held our Filmmaking and Editing workshops as part of the Create NSW funded “Script to Screen” series, with support from Dubbo Regional Council. Gareth Tilson, who facilitated, led the participants in the hands on experience of shooting the short film, A Woman’s Touch, written by local screenwriter, Kellie Jennar. The group enjoyed a rough cut screening of the film in the Western Plains Cultural Centre Black Box Theatre. The completed version of A Woman’s Touch has since screened at the 2019 One Eye Film Festival.
In 2019, Dubbo Filmmaker’s Inc also delivered Young Filmmakers’ Bootcamps to young filmmakers in Dubbo, Wellington, Gilgandra and Narromine, thanks to funding from Regional Arts NSW, and support from Create NSW and Macquarie Regional Library. Our more experienced filmmakers had a ball teaching enthusiastic young people how to make a film in a day, with some of the completed films screening at the 2019 One Eye Film Festival.
Dubbo Filmmakers also continued their free regular workshops for members throughout 2019, with more experienced members sharing their skills and knowledge with others. Workshops this year included:
In July, Dubbo Filmmakers hosted Film+Food, to raise money for our web series project, To the End of the Earth. As well as enjoying delicious soup, attendees were treated to a selection of locally made short films. The night was highly successful, and we thank everyone who attended or supported us.
In August, Dubbo Filmmakers was pleased to partner with Dubbo Regional Council to present a special screening of the inspiring Australian documentary 2040.
Major project – To the End of the Earth
To the End of the Earth is planned as a 6-part (initially) web series and is our most ambitious project to date. People of all ages and experience levels who have an interest in filmmaking. The story came from show-runner Peter Aland with several writers contributing.
Two episodes have already been shot, with episode one screened at the 2019 One Eye Film Festival. The next 4 episodes are planned for 2020.
A big “thank you” to everyone who has contributed to the project. To find out more and to get involved, visit:
2019 One Eye Film Festival
2019’s One Eye Film Festival was our biggest and best ever. A big thank you to Dubbo RSL Resort who hosted the OEFF at their wonderful theatrette. Audiences were treated to a selection of local and Australian short films, including films by young filmmakers (JOEYS).
Dubbo Filmmakers would particularly like to thank Robyn Herron who curated the 2019 festival.
To find out more and see a playlist of some of the films, visit:
Pre-production for the 6-part web series To the End of the Earth (TTEOTE) is well underway, with the first full table read held September 1, 2019. It was great to have most of the cast, crew and writers together under one roof for the first time and everybody was excited to hear the scripts read for the first time.
TTEOTE is about Joan who suddenly decides to go on a trip, leaving behind her adopted and foster children. What is the secret that Joan has been keeping? And will it tear her family apart?
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project so far. In particular, we’d like to thank:
Domino’s Pizza Dubbo Priceline Australia Dubbo Pharmacy (Macquarie St)
Level 4 supporters
Level 3 supporters
Dr Linda Ghys Fred Randell Kim Goldsmith Jessica Moore
Level 2 supporters
Holly Lyons Dylan Del Moro Cheryl Bourke
Support the web series!
Everyone working on the production is a volunteer, donating their time and services, but it still costs a lot of money to create a web series. You can support the web series, with great perks available. Find out more here:
Dubbo Filmmakers Inc. is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation (ABN 62252147282), which is passionate about all aspects of filmmaking, especially locally made films, and the Dubbo Film Industry. There are approximately 140 members of the group.
Contact Dubbo Filmmakers for any of filmmaking needs:
This is Dubbo Filmmakers’ biggest project yet. You’ll hear about this local production from the creator, Peter Aland, as well as some of the writers and crew. For those who are interested, you’ll also find out how you can get involved, both in front of and behind the camera.
We will also be screening a collection of some of the best local short films from the past 6 years and announce the recipient of this years Australian Film and Radio School Short Course Scholarship, made possible by AFTRS and REX.
Tickets start at $15 which included event entry, bowl of soup, bread roll and tea/coffee. Kids under 5 are free and kids under 12 are $5.
There are other levels of support available for those who are interested in providing additional support to the project in exchange for a film or IMDB credit.
This is an alcohol-free, all ages event with cold drinks available for purchase on the night.
The 2nd annual AFTRS scholarship for filmmakers in the Dubbo LGA is now open for applications. AFTRS (Australian, Film, Television and Radio School), and the Dubbo Filmmakers have joined forces to help overcome the barriers of finance and geography faced by regional filmmakers.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to attend a 2-day course of their choice at the AFTRS Sydney campus, valued up to $720 between July 1 and December 31, 2019.
REX has come on board as travel sponsor and will provide a return flight from Dubbo to Sydney. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own accommodation.
Kellie Jennar, member of Dubbo Filmmakers, said, “Dubbo Filmmakers are thrilled to partner with AFTRS to offer this scholarship for the second year in a row.
“Dubbo is now a recognised regional screen production location, and this scholarship is helping to build screen capacity and talent within the region. We are looking for a local sponsor to come on board to assist the successful applicant with travel and accommodation expenses.”
To apply for the AFTRS scholarship, applicants are required to outline in 500 words or less: