Join us at Spring Bay Mill on Friday 20 May 2022 for a viewing of the shortlisted films and to announce the winners for the Very Short Film Festival. 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 theme ‘SPRING’ for a chance to win from 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 of the shortlisted films.

Welcome drinks and canapes 5.30pm to 6pm.

If you are interested in entering, the submission deadline in Monday 25 April 2022.

See website for details:

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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