Very Short Film Festival announces very short shortlist

The winners, who receive mentorship from filmmakers Justin Kurzel and Leah Purcell, will be announced later this month.

The Very Short Film Festival has announced the shortlist for its national competition, with winners to be announced later this month. Successful filmmakers who responded to the brief – ‘Get creative in a short 2–5 minute film which includes a reference to our 2022 signature ‘SPRING’ – have been shortlisted in two categories: Junior (21 and under) and Open (22 and over).

The three prizes in each category include cash prizes from $500 to $5,000, free travel and accommodation to attend the premiere screening and award event in Tasmania, and mentorship from the following prize judges:

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites