Very Short = 2 to 5 mins
Film = anything digital
Festival = red carpet, red wine, famous you
Submissions are now open for the Very Short Film Festival. Create a 2-5 minute film & win cash prizes up-to $5,000, attend a showcase event at Spring Bay Mill, mentorship with industry professionals & shortlisted films screened on Guardian Australia's website.
The Very Short Film Festival is a national competition that has sprung out of our current world, and is open to anyone who’s ready to tell a story. There are no real rules of what that story might be or how it’s told – that’s purely up to you. The only stipulation is that 'Tasmania' needs to sneak in somewhere.
Cash prizes are awarded in two categories – 21 years of age and under; 22 years and over. On top of that, the Very Short Film Festival will be holding Q&A sessions and masterclasses, and offering a number of mentorships.
The mentors and judges are award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television; artist Rocco Fazzari, well-known for his cartoons and illustrations in the Fairfax press; writer and editor Leta Keens; and Leah Purcell, one of Australia’s most eminent cultural figures.
Submission deadline: 23 April 2021
Masterclasses, Q&A sessions: Dates to be confirmed
Announcement of winning films: 21 May 2021