Frequently Asked Questions about the Overlander film fest

What is the Overlander Film Fest?

The Overlander Film Fest is a worldwide film competition and presentation of short and long-form films based on authentic overland-style adventures. From the weekend warrior to the epic trip down to Baja or beyond, this Film Fest is dedicated to filmmakers who want to inspire, educate, and entertain the overland community and lifestyle.
The Overlander Film Fest is a recognition of storytelling and filmmaking amidst the backdrop of overlanding and adventure travel.

When is the film submission period?

January 17-September 1, 2023

How long should my film be?

The Overlander Film Fest Categories include:
Short-form: 3 to 5 minutes;
Long-form: Between 5 and 12 minutes; and
Junior: Open to anyone under 17 years of age, and under 5 minutes.

How do I submit my film?

Head over to Film Freeway to enter.

What are the submission requirements?

Head over to our Submission Rules page for full details.

Can I also share my video on my YouTube channel?

The film that you submit must be exclusive to the Overlander Film Fest and can’t be released elsewhere until one month after the festival takes place. This is standard practice for international film festivals. After that time, you can share it anywhere you like! 

How are the films judged?

For us, it’s simple. The best story wins.

Will there be awards?

Yes! Stay tuned for more details!

Will there be a live viewing event?

Stay tuned for details!

Still have questions?

Please send Film Fest-specific questions to