Join us at Spring Bay Mill on Friday 20 May 2022 for a special screening of the shortlisted films and to announce the winners for this year’s Very Short Film Festival – hosted by the talented Casey Bennetto, an award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster. Meet the filmmakers, enjoy canapés and a free welcome drink.

The Very Short Film Festival asks filmmakers to get creative in a short 2–5 minute film with a reference to the 2022 signature word ‘SPRING’ for a chance to win a range of cash prizes and awards. Presented by Artology, Spring Bay Mill and Guardian Australia.

“It was such a transformative moment for our filmmakers last year that I can’t wait to see what is created around the country this time,” says Anna Cerneaz, MD of Artology. “Creating meaningful films in such a condensed way is something people are doing all over the world – but to do it with depth, integrity and purpose can be hard. This is not a festival for the established filmmaker, but for those that have a story to tell.”

Premier Screening

Friday 20 May 2022, 5.30pm

Live music and dinner following the screening to celebrate shortlisted films.

Welcome drinks and canapés 5.30pm to 6pm.

Live music from the Runaway Belles

Australian singer-songwriters Tash Parker and Emma Anglesey have teamed up to form new folk-pop band Runaway Belles. Both established artists and storytellers in their own right, they combine to present beautiful harmonies, rhythmic guitars and wonderful percussion.


Want to enter? The submission deadline in Monday 25 April 2022.

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Three (3) prizes awarded in each category.
Cash prizes from $500 to $5K per category.
Free travel and accommodation to attend the Premier Event at Spring Bay Mill.

Meet the mentors and judging panel

  • Rocco Fazzari – award-winning independent artist.
  • Nell Greenwood – academic leader, screenwriter and creativity advocate.
  • Leta Keens – freelance writer and editor.
  • Justin Kurzel – Australian director, writer and editor.
  • Leah Purcell – one of this Australia’s most eminent cultural figures.
  • Bain Stewart – leading Australian Indigenous independent producer.

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