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.

Doco Deep Dive – filmmaking workshops registration now open

Nathan Shooter, workshop mentor and media professional

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:


If you have any questions, email Kellie at dubbofilmmakers@gmail.com

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:

  • Pre-production
  • Creating shot lists
  • Working on a documentary set
  • How to relate to documentary subjects
  • Knowing your equipment
  • Videography
  • Lighting
  • Still photography
  • Sound and audio

Applications close 6pm Oct 23
Successful applicants notified Oct 26
Stage 3 workshop Oct 31 & Nov 1

Cost of Stage 3 is $90

Link to register for Stage 3 – Filming intensive workshop:


Stage 4 – Editing and post-production intensive workshop

Two participants will be selected through an application process, to be mentored by media professional, Nathan Shooter, in editing and post-production.

This workshop has been designed for intermediate level filmmakers.

Topics covered in this 2-day workshop will include:

  • Principles of editing
  • Editing software
  • Editing for visual story telling
  • Audio editing
  • Sound
  • Colour grading
  • And more

Applications close 6pm Oct 23
Successful applicants notified 26
Stage 4 workshop Nov 7 & 8

Cost of Stage 4 is $120

Link to register for Stage 4 – Editing and post-production intensive workshop:


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:
http://dubbofilmmakers.com/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.