An event by West End Community Association

A vibrant short film festival celebrating Australian short filmmakers.

West End Film Festival (WEFF) is back after a covid-forced break in 2020. 
We’re excited to be screening this year’s program at Metro Arts, one of Brisbane’s premier arts venues supporting communities and local artists for over 40 years.
This year WEFF includes 2 sessions per day repeated over 3 days showing 50+ selected short films by Australian filmmakers all vying for a share of over $3,000 in prizes, with the final GOLD session including awards and presentations to the winners.
Get in quick – limited tickets on sale now!

NOTE: Judging of film submissions and therefore detailed program design won’t be able to be completed until 24 July. With ticket sales launching  on 8 July, this means that there will be a period where we are hope you’ll still purchase tickets despite not having program details. With a 10 year track record of sharing hiqh quality programs, you can trust us! 


6pm, 4 Aug 2021 (Blue Session)
8pm, 4 Aug 2021 (Green Session)
6pm, 5 Aug 2021 (Purple Session)
8pm, 5 Aug 2021 (Pink Session)
6pm, 6 Aug 2021 (Red Session)
8pm, 6 Aug 2021 (Gold Session with Awards Presentation)

Box office opens at 5.30pm and 7.30pm daily


General Admission $15 + booking fee
Concession $13 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased


New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End


Each session is 90minutes (no interval)
30 minute break between sessions


Suitable for all ages. Some short films may include occasional coarse language and references to adult themes. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the film. 


For over 10 years we’ve presented quality annual programs of short films with a prize pool that’s grown since our humble beginnings. 

Despite the short submissions period, Australian short film makers have stepped up to submit and we’re excited to offer you an exciting program of shorts and music videos! 

WEFF was established in 2009 by a group of local film makers focused on supporting grassroots film makers, and continues to connect with this founding objective today. Forging relationships with local communities, and encouraging collaborations among artists, the festival highlights the importance of creativity and connection. 

WEFF has grown to be one of Brisbane’s most loved film festivals, celebrating the community, culture, and diversity that is uniquely West End.



WEFF is an event by West End Community Association and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, The Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund, Screen Queensland and the Queensland Government.


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information.