Underdog Film Fest

We’re for the underdogs. The go-getters and creative trailblazers telling stories from the fringes.

Underdog Film Fest is a grassroots festival telling real stories of community and cultural spirit. We’re seekers of radical authenticity, shining a light on the diversity of human experience through film.

We pride ourselves on inclusivity, representation and giving voice to all aspects of our diverse Australian experience and sharing them on the big screen.

It’s all about giving our audience an experience they’ll never forget. We invite submissions from young and old, as well as culturally and socially diverse filmmakers.

This is your chance to get some rungs on the board, forge new pathways and share the screen and the red carpet with big names and small.


This festival has been developed in consultation with established local filmmakers, film teachers, tertiary institutions, arts workers, and community organisations.

  • Tickets or RSVPs: https://filmfreeway.com/UnderdogFilmFest
  • Send your submission to (call outs only): https://filmfreeway.com/UnderdogFilmFest
  • Call out type: Festivals, shows and gigs
  • Accessibility: Accessible parking, Accessible toilets, Ramps and floor access, Low light, Low noise, Sensory booth available

The event is ongoing.

Hourly Schedule

Film Submissions Open

1 February, 2024
Go to Film Freeway to submit

Premiere Season Launch Event

5:00pm - 8:30pm
24 February, 2024
Details coming soon

Early Bird Submission Deadline Closes

1 April, 2024
Early bird closing

Final Submission Deadline

- 11:59pm
1 July, 2024

Underdog Film Fest Screening

12:30pm - 4:15pm
Session 1 - Screenings
4:20pm - 4:50pm
Announcements of Winners
5:00pm - 8:25pm
Session 2 - Screenings
8:30pm - 9:00pm
Announcements of Winners
9:00pm - 10:30pm
VIP Afterparty


01 Jan 2023 - 21 Sep 2024


All Day




In person


Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct
270 Jacaranda Avenue, Kingston Q 4114


Assorted Grains Inc

About us

We’re an artist-led not for profit fostering a diverse and vibrant creative sector. Multidisciplinary events, cultural programs, residencies, workshops and creative partnerships.