Very Short Film Festival 2024 Official Competition Australia

At the Very Short Film Festival, we are passionate about bringing Australian stories to life through the art of short films.

Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or a budding filmmaker ready to be discovered, VSFF offers the stage for expressing yourself in 2 to 5 minute films. You can enter in the Open or Junior category for school-aged students.

We invite films of any genre, as long as they are within the 2-5 minute mark and creatively weave in the VSFF 2024 signature:  ‘spark’. This is your chance to let your story inspire, entertain, and captivate audiences across Australia and beyond. Remember even the smallest film can make a big impact!

Finalists are met with accolades, mentorship, an exciting journey to Tasmania, cash prizes and more.

Film submissions wrap up Sunday, 7 April 2024, with the premiere launch event unfolding on Friday, 31 May 2024 in Tasmania.

How It Works

Get creative

Think up a story with a meaning – include the VSFF annual signature 'spark'

Shoot the film

Grab a camera or your phone and shoot a 2 to 5 minute film

Submit your film

Enter for free in the Open or Junior category here

Join the festival

Finalists will be flown to the premiere launch in Tasmania on 31 May 2024

Are you a budding filmmaker or storyteller?

Watch our short trailer featuring students in action with this fun, short, 1-minute promo. 

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