Blue Shorts Film Festival Program 2017/2018


About Blue Shorts

Blue Shorts is currently the only short film festival in the Blue Mountains that is open to the whole community and 2018 will mark its third year.

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


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.

Film entry lengths are restricted by category as follows:

* General:     7 mins or less

* Youth(13-18):     7 mins or less

* Youth(under 13):     2 mins or less


Entries are being accepted online at


The closing date and time is 5pm on March 31st 2018.

Finalists’ films will be shown at Mount Vic Flicks on Sat 19th May 2018


Film Freeway:

Films can be submitted to Film Freeway via Vimeo or Youtube, or uploaded directly to their servers. For direct uploads 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 Film Freeway at

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.