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 live music by Jay Jarome Trio.

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.

Entry deadline closed Friday, 23 April 2021. Submit online

Your short film can be about anything – let your imagination run wild! You might be into satire or animation, or maybe you want to shoot it at Spring Bay Mill. It’s entirely, it’s up to you, we don’t want to influence your storytelling, but just ask that there’s a reference to ‘Tasmania’ somewhere in your film – how you choose to do that is totally your call.

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

Shortlist films announced on Guardian Australia website on Monday, 10 May 2021
Premier Screening Event: 5.30pm, Friday 21 May 2021

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

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

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.

Submit a film

Creative urge breaking out.  Show the world one very short film at a time.

Prizes and awards in two categories: Junior (21 years of age or under) and Open Category (22 years and over). Cash prizes are $1K to $5K per category. Travel and accommodation is offered for those living outside Tassie to attend the Premiere Screening event. Plus a mentorship with our judges.

Enter online by Friday 23 April 2021

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