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 2019 and March 1 2020 and submitted by March 1 2020. There are some terms and conditions, including seeking all necessary permissions from your talent, props and owners of any content, and knowing the rules for drone usage in National Parks and other areas.

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 for entrants

BEST FILM (First Prize) $1000 cash and canyoning tours for two from Cradle Mountain Canyons

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Generously donated by RACT Destinations:
Second Prize: night for two at Freycinet Lodge with breakfast.
Third Prize: night for two at Strahan Village with breakfast.
Young Guns Award (best film made by a person under 20): night for two at Cradle Mountain Hotel with breakfast.

PEOPLES' 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 2019 to March 1 2020: Get out on an adventure and make your short film. 

March 1 2020: We need to receive your film by this date.

March 10 2020: Shortlisted films announced.

April 3-5 2020: Cradle Mountain Film Festival, with finalists in the One Year In Tasmania Competition to be screened as part of the festival.

April 4 - May 4 2020: Voting in Peoples’ Choice open via youtube. The film with the most “LIKES” at 5PM on May 1 wins passes and permits for two to walk the iconic Overland Track courtesy of Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

how to enter

Please read this Information for Entrants, which includes Terms & conditions

Films are due for submission between September 1 2019 - March 1 2020 via FILMFREEWAY at this link:

Please complete the ENTRANTS' REGISTRATION FORM below to confirm your film submission and agreement to the Ts&Cs:

Name *
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
If you wish to enter the Young Guns Award for films made by people under 21
Can you confirm you hold all permissions to film people, props and locations in your film, including any relevant permissions to use drones in national parks or reserves? *
Do you have permission to use all music in the film, or confirm that royalty-free music was used in this film? *
Have you submitted your film via Film Freeway? *
Go to to upload your film

2019 Winner Best Adventure Film

One Day at Shipstern by Dustin Hollick

2018 Winner Best Adventure Film

Federation Peak in a Day by Jen and Justin Boocock

2017 Winner (One Year in Tas)

The Pommish Invasion by Jonathan Doyle

2015 Winner (One Month in Tas)

2014 Winner (one month in tas)