Submission information for the 2025 Blussh Romance Festival

Blussh Romance Festival will be accepting feature film and short film submissions for the 2025 festival.

Blussh Romance Festival is a celebration of romance, love and connection through film screenings and author events. It brings together romance culture consumers, filmmakers, writers, and readers. It is for the lovers, dreamers and story weavers.

Opening Date May 1, 2024

Fancy a Quickie?

Blussh Quickies is our version of a short film program. Within Blussh Romance Festival, Blussh Quickies, provides a platform for independent filmmakers from around Australia and the world to create some romantic short film magic.

Blussh Quickies aims to attract filmmakers, industry professionals, film enthusiasts, and audiences interested in exploring storytelling in a condensed format. In the spirit of Flickerfest, Tropfest and Gold Coast Shorts in Paradise, we know the short new film program addition will be warmly embraced. 

Feature Film

Blussh Romance Festival accepts Australian and International feature films over 70 minutes in length, including credits.


Finalist short films will be screened as part of the Blussh Romance Festival program, including a special post screening awards announcement with the esteemed panel of judges selecting the Best Film, Best Screenplay and People’s Choice.

Dates and Deadlines

  • May 1, 2024 – Opening Date
  • November 1, 2024 – Earlybird Deadline
  • December 20, 2024 – Regular Deadline
  • January 6, 2025 – Notification Date
  • February 13 – 16, 2025 – Event Date

Rules, Terms and Guidelines

Both the short film and feature film must be of the romantic genre.

It can include reference to any sub genres or tropes. The romance genre primarily focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two people, typically with an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. Blussh welcomes all of loves narratives.

Explore all the rules, terms and guidelines on FilmFreeway

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