calling all film makers

We are looking for films that showcase Tassie adventure at its best. We are calling for films of maximum five minutes in length that feature an adventure in Tasmania. This time, we're giving you a year to make the film. We hope to be able to show all the moods of our little island, with adventures filmed in different conditions throughout the year.

Films need to be entirely shot and edited between March 1 2017 and March 1 2018 and submitted by March 1 2018. The only other conditions are that they are max five minutes long and primarily focused on an adventure in Tasmania.

We encourage both fiction and non-fiction and love to see films that tell a story and feature the dramatic Tassie landscape.

The best submissions will be screened as part of the Cradle Mountain Film Fest. The overall winner will take away $1000 cash and canyoning tours for two from Cradle Mountain Canyons. There will be prizes awarded for other categories. 

We are a host of Telluride MountainFilm on Tour and know their people. High quality entries have a chance to be screened at one of the World's coolest adventure film festivals. So this could be your big break!

Prizes + TREAts for entrants

BEST FILM $1000 cash and canyoning tours for two from Cradle Mountain Canyons

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SPECIAL AWARDS in 2017 supplied by RACT Destinations:
Best Cinematography: night for two at Cradle Mountain Hotel with breakfast.
Best Adventure: night for two at Strahan Village with breakfast.
Best Film Featuring or made by a Young Person: night for two at Freycinet Lodge with breakfast.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: A pass for two to walk the Overland Track, with all necessary permits and information, valued at approximately $500 from Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

key dates

March 1 2017 to March 1 2018: Get out on an adventure and make your short film. 

March 1 2018: We need to receive your film by this date.

March 30 2018: Shortlisted films announced.

April 7 2018: Cradle Mountain Film Fest, with finalists in the One Year In Tasmania Competition to be screened as part of the festival.

how to enter

Information for Entrants is available HERE

Films are due for submission by March 1 2018 on USB/SD card/DVD to Cradle Mountain Canyons, 140 Charles Street, Squeaking Point TAS 7307 or by storage transfer link via email to (we like or

2017 Winner (One Year in Tas)

The Pommish Invasion by Jonathan Doyle

2015 Winner (One Month in Tas)

2014 Winner