Ibis in Shorts 2021 Submissions

Our Ibis in Shorts program is inviting UQ students, as well as local Brisbane and Queensland university and high school students and national short form filmmakers to submit works for presentation in the festival.

This year we are also delighted to be working with ATOM Qld to invite senior Queensland high school students to submit their works for presentation during the festival as well, which runs in multiple venues on campus as well as online.

All films submitted will be screened, either online or in our venues. The Festival management team will go through a pre-selection process for our short film panel. The films to screen on our UQ venue screens will then be nominated by our selection panel, which will comprise the festival Curator and an external industry expert. Those films not selected to screen in one of our venues will be highlighted on the Festival website and in a special online screening on Facebook.

Ibis in Shorts

What are we looking for?

Documentary, musical, comedy, hard-hitting drama... the choice is yours!

The wider theme for this year's festival is Women in Motion and we would love your film to reflect this in some way, however this is not compulsory.

We want you to express your unique voice through the medium of short film - no matter what theme or subject matter you choose to tackle. Just make sure your final film is eight (8) minutes or less including titles and credits, and that the film and all of its component parts are your, or your teams', original work.

You must have the relevant and necessary licenses and approvals and the absolute rights to screen the film and all content in it, this is includes any music, performance and/or other material that you have not made yourselves, and you grant the Festival, the rights to screen your film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for more information.

How do I submit my short film?

Submissions deadline has been extended and will now close 11.59pm (AEST) on Sunday 3 October.

To submit your film you need to:

  • Access the submission portal
  • Complete your details and the details of your short film
  • Upload the supporting materials
  • Confirm you have read and accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Submit your application


Things you need to include in your submission

  • a link to your film entry (Youtube, Google Drive, Vimeo etc)
  • three to five (3 - 5) high resolution stills from the film (300dpi or higher)
  • a Press Kit (EPK) which will include film synopsis and any relevant background information (key cast and crew, and production stories), including key creatives biographies (writer, producer, director) or not more than 200 words per biography, and headshots
  • film posters and flyers (if available); key artwork, or any designed sales material
  • Signed Short Film Release Form
  • preferably either high resolution preview trailer of the Film on digital format, or a link, or a short highlights reel from the film, or a link

Short Film Release Form

Are you a high school student or do people under 18 years of age appear in your film?

  • if any Filmmaker is under 18 years at the date of entry, you must upload written consent from their parent or guardian; and
  • if any person appearing in your Entry is under 18 years at the time of filming, you must upload written consent from their parent or guardian to appear in the Entry.

Short Film Release Form   Under 18 Appearance Consent Form