Premiere of the Very Short Film Festival (2022)

Tasmanian Times by Callum J. Jones, May 25, 2022

The winners of the 2022 Very Short Film Festival (VSFF) were announced at a premiere screening event on Friday 20 May.

Jahvis Loveday and Joy Ben Hur won first place in the Junior Category for their film, Home, and Mark Bernard’s New Life won first place in the Open Category.

You can find the full list of winners and placegetters here.

After the screening, guests mingled with the filmmakers while Ange Boxall played folk-pop harmonies. A variety of gourmet pies were available for dinner.

The event was held at the Spring Bay Mill, an idiosyncratic performance and retreat venue at Triabunna. It is available for weddings, business gatherings, and even school camps.

The VSFF is a great opportunity for creatives to pick up a camera and shoot something for the first time in years – or ever.

“It is the freedom in making shorts where a cinematic voice develops, where a point of view reveals itself to the filmmaker. And it is at these short film festivals where future filmmakers are revealed, where oxygen is pumped into their passion for film.

The Very Short Film Festival gives these young filmmakers a platform, and celebrates their curiosity and love of cinema in a meaningful way. It is an essential event which will have lasting ripples for this group of talented filmmakers.” – Justin Kurzel

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