Blue Shorts Film Festival

Blue-ShortsAbout Blue Shorts

Blue Shorts is currently the only short film festival in the Blue Mountains that is open to the whole community and 2016 will only be its second year.

Blue Shorts is organised on a voluntary basis by local people who are passionate about film and the local community.

This year’s OPTIONAL theme is “Heroes” if you need an idea to get you started.



Applications will only be taken from people whose film is either MADE on location BETWEEN Lapstone and Lithgow or if the film maker/s reside between the same areas.

The film can only be 7 minutes or less and needs to be entered via the Film Freeway portal.

The closing date and time is 5pm on October 10th 2016.

Finalists’ film will be shown at Mt Vic Flicks on Weds November 16th 2016


Film Freeway:

Film Freeway accepts all major video formats in full quality HD up to 10 GB. They transcode videos for playback compatibility and performance and recommend that you use settings close to their output settings:

  • Maximum video bitrate: 2200 Kbps, H. 264, mp4
  • Audio: 128 Kbps, AAC, 2 channel stereo
  • Aspect ratio preserved; maximum video height of 720 pixels.

You can find additional assistance on the Film Freeway website (see ‘Help’)

Make sure that you scroll right to the end of the application form and click on SUBMIT for your entry to go through.

Contact Jo at BANC on 0438 099 081 or if you have any questions about Blue Shorts.