5 Categories

12 Awards

Great Prizes

Free to Enter

Everybody has a story. We want you to tell yours any way you like.

We want you to prove that regardless of age, ability or the equipment you have, that anyone can be a storyteller, and that your story can leave as much of an impact upon the audience as anything else on the silver screen. And using the devices that have led us to become more disconnected, we want the stories you tell to bring communities closer together.

Getting the most out of the Festival

What You Need to Know.

How it Works

All you need to do is film your project within one of the regions (yet to be announced) for 2024 and create a short film or documentary for any one of our 5 categories, and then upload it through our FilmFreeway page before submissions close on the 31st of August. But for more information, go to our How it Works page below:


This year, there are five categories for short film and documentary projects. Prizes are yet to be announced and finalists will be selected across all regions. For more information, view our Categories page below:

Sponsors and Support

Rock The Boat Film Festival is a community-focused not-for-profit event and all sponsors of the event receive specific benefits, depending on their contributions to the event. For organisations interested in supporting the festival, view this page: