Very Short Film Festival 2024 Official Competition

Now Open!

Film Submission Guidelines

Welcome to the 2024 Very Short Festival film submission portal – review the following guidelines before you proceed.

  • No entry fees are required. 
  • Only Australian Residents may enter (includes residents overseas).
  • Films must be between 2-5 minutes in duration.
  • Films can be of any genre.
  • Entry categories: Open (19 years and over) or Junior (18 years and under).
  • One film entry per person (or group) will be accepted.
  • Films must include the 2024 Official Competition signature, ‘spark’. 
  • Films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
  • Films must be original and produced after the announcement of the signature.
  • Films must not have been broadcast publicly or online before.
  • Films must be submitted 16:9 as MP4.
  • You give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience and broadcast online.
  • Refer to our comprehensive FAQs for any questions you may have.

If your film is a finalist, be prepared to submit visuals of your film, and Production stills made during your filming.

Film submission deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday 7 April 2024.

Review the full Terms & Conditions here. 

Very Short Film Festival 2024 Submission Form

To submit your film, you’ll need:

  1. Your filmmaking biography
  2. A film synopsis and an explanation of how you featured the 2024 signature, ‘spark’
  3. Your profile picture
  4. A link to your film file submission in your Dropbox