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ENEWS [0222] : Short films on the rise!

Get your films on the big screenThe Very Short Film Festival is giving a shout-out to anyone interested in submitting a short two-to-five minute film. Cash prizes and mentoring offered in the junior category (21 years of age or under at the time of entry) and the open category. Grab your iPhone or camera, your family and friends and share your story. Find out more

Using the 2022 signature. This year’s theme is ‘SPRING’, how you choose to sneak it into your film is entirely up to you. A word or line, a season, an object, an action, anything! Submissions are welcome from anyone in Australia and we especially encourage low budget projects.

Calling all Tasmanian residents. The Very Short Film Festival has teamed up with Wide Angle Tasmania, who are offering five sponsorships valued at $500 each for film gear hire to get you started. How awesome! Wide Angle Tasmania is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that delivers grassroots opportunities and resources to the Tasmanian screen. If you are interested in finding out more, email us.

Where are they now? We recently caught-up with the six 2021 festival winners. In-short: Olivia Buonopane’s Sweet Dreams film has been selected for the Apex Film Awards and the Toronto Film Magazine Festival. Luca Yi is completing his HSC, and says the festival has helped him push his abilities and discover lots about his creative process. Chloe Kealy is pursuing higher education and hoping to return to filmmaking in the near future. Tom Herbert is working in the art department for a major production for Amazon. Ainsley Halbmeijer and Eva Justine Torkkola have formed a partnership and are working on a new documentary series. Read the interviews, here.

City of Hobart event to feature Tasmanian VSFF films! Our Window in Wellington highlights the work of Tasmanian based artists. A large screen, in the centre of the city, will feature the shortlisted and highly commended films from the 2021 Very Short Film Festival. Running over two weeks from the 8-20 February at the Wellington Court, Hobart. Find out more, here.

Leah Purcell special guest at Homeland at London’s Barbican. The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson had its UK premiere as the opening night film of the Barbican’s Homeland: Films by Australian First Nations Directors. Watch Leah’s Instagram chat with the Barbican’s cinema curator Alex Davidson, here. ‘Powerful, moving, authentic, truthful …I loved everything about the film’, says Alison Owen, Monumental Pictures UK 

 Here’s what Limelight says: ‘Competitions for young composers also includes an opportunity to create a musical acknowledgement to country, plus a short film festival’, read more.