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24 June from 6pm :: Launch Party and 2016 Music Video Awards (FREE but we recommend you reserve your ticket)

Join us for the WEFF Music Video Awards from 6pm with screenings kicking off from 6.30pm at the Boundary Hotel in West End. This gig also launches this years festival program and means for the first time you can buy tickets in person for the main festival event on Sunday. Come party with WEFF and enjoy local bands and our good friend the Boundary Hotel's hospitality. This is a free event!

26 June from 4pm :: The West End Film Festival (2 SESSIONS - tickets $20 per session)

Another quality program of Australian short films happening again at our favourite West End venue, Rumpus Cinema (corner Boundary and Russell Streets West End). Bar and gates will open at 4pm with the first of 2 sessions beginning at 5.30pm.

PRIZES this year are offered for:

  • Best Film - Community (Voted by West End community members)
  • Best Film - Industry (Voted by Film Industry representatives)
  • Indigenous Talent Award
  • Best Music Video (presented at the Friday Launch Party event)
  • Best Animation
  • Best Cinematography - (Australian Cinematography Society Award)
  • Best Direction - (Lemac Award)

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The West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition held in one of Australia’s most vibrant communities, Brisbane’s West End.

WEFF is now entering its 7th successful year. The festival is delivered by West End Community Association and has become a unique and valuable event in the West End community calendar.

With Sydney hosting the likes of TropFest, and Melbourne hosting the St Kilda Film Festival, it was obvious that the Brisbane film community needed a short film festival they could call their own. WEFF was established in 2009 by a group of local filmmakers who understood the need for an annual Brisbane-based program concentrating purely on the medium of short film.

In 2015, over 500 people attended WEFF for two sessions of quality Australian shorts. Held at our regular venue since the festival’s beginnings, Rumpus Cinema, the event will again be held there this year possibly for the last time as development is scheduled to take place on the site later in 2016.

WEFF is a West End Community Association production funded by Brisbane City Council and Screen Queensland and supported by our adored sponsors, including QUT Creative Industries, Griffith Film School, Grill’d West End, Clr Helen Abrahams, Jackie Trad MP, Avid Books, Rumpus Room, Australian Cinematographers Society, Lemac Film and Digital, SAE Institute, Taxi Films, FATS Digital and Browning Street Studios.