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 2018 and March 1 2019 and submitted by March 1 2019. 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 2018 to March 1 2019: Get out on an adventure and make your short film. 

March 1 2019: We need to receive your film by this date.

March 2019: Shortlisted films announced.

Early April 2019: 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 currently being updated, view here from Aug 2018

Films are due for submission by March 1 2019 via Film Freeway. Submission link live from August 2018.

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)