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Welcome to Screensland

Screensland online film festival is a weekend-long celebration of Queensland films from Queensland’s best film festivals.
Tune in from the comfort of your couch and watch a collection of 11 entertaining and enlightening Queensland-made short films and web series handpicked by 10 Queensland film festivals from the outback to the beach. 
Screening online from Friday 3 July, 7.30pm until Monday 6 July, 12pm. Screening has now ended.

People’s Choice Award

Have your say in who wins the ultimate $1,000 Screensland People’s Choice Award!

Watch all 11 films in the Screensland program then vote for your favourite to win. You can only vote for one film, so make it count! The film that receives the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice Award.

Voters can go in the draw to win a double pass to the 2021 Gold Coast Film Festival and win a night’s stay at QT Gold Coast. Terms and conditions apply. 

Voting has now closed and the winner will be announced on Thursday 9 July..

Screensland lineup:

1. Milk by Kyle Lacey-Janetzki– Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival (00:01:35)
2. These Walls by Susanna van AswegenHeart of Gold International Short Film Festival(00:07:30)
3. Sea Rogue by Matt Blyth and Alaneo Gloor– Port Shorts Film Festival (00:15:47)
4. Two Weeks by Mary Duong and Isabel StanfieldBrisbane Queer Film Festival(00:25:26)
5. En Pointe by Tamara Hall Brisbane Backyard Film Festival (00:34:08)
6. Walter’s Ghost by Caden Pearson Gold Coast Film Festival (00:40:44)
7. Zombies V the C.W.A. by Travis Bain Understory Film Festival (00:52:01)
8. Birds of a Feather by Bianca Nall In The Bin Film Festival (01:00:06)
9. Eumundi School of Rock by Tasha Lawton Noosa International Film Festival (01:08:12)
10. Here There Be Monsters by Drew Macdonald Brisbane International Film Festival (01:20:21)
11. Valentine’s Day by Marni Little and Tim Goodwin Gold Coast Film Festival (01:35:01)


Birds of a Feather

Directed by Bianca Nall

A little bird wants to befriend two pelicans and share in the plump fish they flaunt. When one of the pelicans needs help he feels powerless until an opportunity arises and a decision must be made.

Nominated by In The Bin Film Festival


Directed by Kyle Lacey-Janetzki

When a young boy is torn away from his pink strawberry milkshake, his world transforms into a video game escapade to reunite him with his beloved sugary drink.

Nominated by Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

Valentine’s Day

Directed by Marni Little and Tim Goodwin

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Evie could care less. Her best friend Sarah has other plans. They are having a romantic couples dinner and Evie will invite her new boyfriend. The trouble is, he doesn’t exist.

Nominated by Gold Coast Film Festival

En Pointe

Directed by Tamara Hall

72 year old Ballerina, Dian Wilson shares her journey involving rejection, loss, hope and the one thing that sparks life and joy for her… ballet.

Nominated by Brisbane Backyard Film Festival

Sea Rogue

Directed by Matthew Blyth and Alaneo Gloor

“I look into their eyes, their lives are fading thin, we’ve been treading water all night, now I must swim.”

Nominated by Port Shorts Film Festival

Walter’s Ghost

Directed by Caden Pearson

When Walter gets an unexpected visitor, he is forced to deal with the family’s grief after the death of his mother.

Nominated by Gold Coast Film Festival

Eumundi School of Rock

Directed by Tasha Lawton

Usually in a band, there are one or two stars. Eumundi School of Rock is different, everyone’s a star and integral to the performance.

Nominated by Noosa International Film Festival


These Walls

Directed by Susanna Van Aswegen

With a common passion for street art, a free spirited grandmother and her grandson are forced to share their secret with his concerned single mother.

Nominated by Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival

Zombies V the C.W.A.

Directed by Travis Bain

A Country Women’s Association meeting is rudely interrupted by a sudden zombie outbreak, and the ladies must take up arms to battle the undead horde.

Nominated by Understory Film Festival

Here There Be Monsters

Directed by Drew Macdonald

A young girl trying to escape incessant bullying falls asleep on the bus ride home. She wakes up trapped at an empty bus yard with something lurking outside – something big.

Nominated by Brisbane International Film Festival

Two Weeks

Directed by Mary Duong

Can you fall back in love with someone who once broke your heart? After reconnecting with her ex-girlfriend on a dating app, Audrey throws caution to the wind by giving Claire a second chance.

Nominated by Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Update 23/6/20:  Here There Be Monsters is now playing instead of Roughnut.

Screensland films are unclassified and are recommended for audiences 18+.

Explore Queensland’s amazing film festivals…

Film festivals from as far north as Port Douglas, as far west as Winton and scattered all the way down the Queensland coast have joined forces to bring you Screensland.

Understory Film Festival

Cairns, November

In The Bin Film Festival

Gold Coast, Various dates

Brisbane International Film Festival

Brisbane, October

Noosa International Film Festival

Noosa, October

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Brisbane, March

Port Shorts Film Festival

Port Douglas, October

Gold Coast Film Festival

Gold Coast, April

Brisbane Backyard Film Festival

Brisbane, October

Heart Of Gold International Short Film Festival

Gympie, October

Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

Winton, September


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