Very Short Film Festival 2024 Official Competition

2024 Submissions have wrapped up!

Film Submission Guidelines

Submissions for 2024 have officially closed. Congratulations to everyone who entered! We’re excited to showcase your films to the world. Looking forward to seeing you at the premiere screening event on 31 May 2024!


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

  • No entry fees are required. 
  • This is an Australian film competition exclusively for Australian residents including those living abroad.
  • 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 publicly screened, broadcast, or featured online.
  • You give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience and broadcast online.
  • Submit as .mp4 or .mov (QT). Aspect ratio for film i.e. 16:9 (1280×720 px). Max file size 2GB. 
  • Recommended film specs only: Format H264, either as an .mp4 or .mov (QT); 1280×720 px; 25fps; Stereo AAC. Max file size 2GB. 

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.

Submissions for VSFF 2024 have officially closed. Finalists will be announced on 14 May 2024.   

Review the full Terms & Conditions here. 

Very Short Film Festival 2024 Submission Form

To submit your film, you’ll need:

  1. Film synopsis and an explanation of how you featured the 2024 signature, ‘spark’
  2. Short bio on your filmmaking journey 
  3. Your profile picture
  4. Link to your film submission on Dropbox