Join us at Spring Bay Mill to view the shortlisted films and to announce the winners for the very first Very Short Film Festival. Meet the filmmakers, enjoy canapés and a free welcome drink. The event will be hosted by Casey Bennetto, an award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster. Following the screening stay for the afterparty with live music by Jay Jarome Trio and dinner available for purchase.

Very Short Film Festival is a national festival open to anyone interested in creating a short 2–5 minute film. Cash prizes and awards are offered. The project is presented by Artology, Spring Bay Mill and Guardian Australia.

Judges: Marta Dusseldorp, Rocco Fazzari, Leta Keens, Leah Purcell

Premiere Screening Event: 5.30pm, Friday 21 May 2021

Welcome drink and canapés from 5.30pm-6pm and all guests must be seated by 6pm.

Join the Livestream at 6pm:

Dinner available after the ceremony. Come for the day or stay overnight in one our Beach Shacks or Glamping Tents.

Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the Open and Junior Categories are (in no particular order):

Open Category (22 years and over)

Fenella Edwards and Brendan Kays (Tas): Claire; Ainsley Halbmeijer (Vic): The Hotline; Thomas Herbert (Vic): Complete and Utter Garbage; Matthew Newton and Anna Brozek (Tas): They say I’m a terrorist; Eva Justine Torkkola (Vic): Bound

Junior Category (21 years of age and under)

Olivia Buonopane (Age 21, ACT): Sweet Dreams; Fletcher Kamino (Age 14, Tas): Little Tassie – The Librarian; Flynn Kamino (Age 12, Tas): Little Tassie – The Architect; Chloe Kealy (Age 16, Tas): Chloe’s World; Jongmin Lee (Age 17, Qld): BRICKS; Luca Yi (Age 16, NSW): The Waiting Room


Casey Bennetto

Casey Bennetto is an award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster. He wrote the musical KEATING!, hosts the program Superfluity on Melbourne’s 3RRR, and has appeared in places as diverse as ABCTV’s Spicks and Specks, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney Opera House.

Jay Jarome Trio

Hobart based singer songwriter Jay Jarome comes with a unique blend of Soul, R&B, Funk and Rock. Born and raised on Bribie Island in Southeast Queensland, this young artist made the move to Hobart on a scholarship to study songwriting at the UTAS Conservatorium. Jay is currently working around Tasmania with his band, solo and in various musical lineups as either a vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter or all of the above.

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