What's news

Leah Purcell at the AACTA Awards, inviting you to join the VSFF

Leah Purcell at the AACTA Awards, nominated for her role as Best Performing Actress

We are thrilled to celebrate the extraordinary Leah Purcell for her recent nomination for Best Supporting Actress in ‘The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart’ at the AACTA Awards. Leah is a multi-award-winning author, playwright, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and activist. As a proud Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman, her career is an inspiration to all. 

Besides her epic talent, Leah embodies humility and integrity and we’re grateful for Leah’s involvement with the Very Short Film Festival 2024 as both a judge and mentor. 

“Every corner of Australia holds a story, a unique voice, a different perspective. By embracing and showcasing the myriad of narratives that our land offers, from the First Nations with the world’s oldest recorded stories to the ongoing generations that continue to enrich Australia’s cultural identity. We not only celebrate our diversity but weave a richer, more inclusive tapestry of what it truly means to be Australian.” Leah Purcell. 

Leah’s words capture the spirit of our festival and the importance of celebrating Australian stories in all their diversity. We’re excited to see your stories come to life! With less than two months until the final deadline – 7 April! We hope you’re feeling inspired. And remember, the VSFF 2024 signature is ‘spark’. 

Fun fact: The team behind VSFF are producers on Leah’s iconic ‘The Drover’s Wife’. We are so proud to have contributed to bringing this film to audiences around the world.

Leah Purcell in The Drover's Wife