Welcome to the inaugural Very Short Film Festival. Get creative in a short 2–5 minute film relating to our 2021 signature ‘Tasmania’ for your chance to win from a range of cash prizes. Join us on the red carpet to announce the winning films on Friday 21 May 2021 at Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna, Tasmania.

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 on Tasmania’s East Coast. Or you can do something else 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.

National Call for Submission:
Deadline for Submission: Friday 23 April 2021

Shortlist Announced: Monday 10 May 2021
Premier Event: Friday 21 May 2021
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  1. Junior Category: 21 years of age or under at the time of entry.
  2. Open Category: 22 years and over.

Awards & Prizes

  • Three (3) prizes awarded in each category.
  • Cash prizes from $1K to $5K per category.
  • Free travel and accommodation to attend the Premier Event at Spring Bay Mill.
  • Mentorship.

Read the Terms and Conditions.


  • Curiosity : Exploring opportunities
  • Creativity : Encouraging discovery
  • Courage : Daring to challenge the status quo
  • Connection : Uniting people and ideas through the arts


  • Creativity is our most valuable human resource.
  • Creative thinking is undervalued.
  • Fostering creativity enriches lives and society.