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Five minutes of fame

The premiere screening event of the fourth annual Very Short Film Festival (VSFF) at the State Cinema on 31 May will be a unique celebration of Australian storytelling that showcases upcoming filmmakers.

With a focus on widespread participation the event will feature 10 finalist films all fitting within a five minute format.

Australian film producer and VSFF judge Deanne Weir said the event’s signature theme ‘spark’ would ignite the creativity of participants.

“As Paul Kelly tells us, from little things, big things grow and from imaginative and innovative filmmakers who master the art of the small film the big films of tomorrow can be born,” she said.

“I can’t wait to see the talent on display in this year’s Very Short Film Festival.”

The event will be officially opened by Hobart Mayor Anna Reynolds and feature a judging panel of renowned industry experts including VSFF ambassadors Justin Kurzel and Leah Purcell, award-winning cinematographer Martin McGrath, Australian Indigenous independent producer Bain Stewart and Australian actress Essie Davis.

The competition features a junior entry category for school-aged participants and an open category for all other entrants.

Finalists will enjoy mentorship opportunities, an all-inclusive trip to the festival premiere in Tasmania and cash prizes.

For more information and tickets visit veryshortfilmfestival.com.au

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About the Author: Simon Andrews

Simon is a passionate journalist and finds joy in uncovering and sharing locally resonant stories, immersing himself in the hearts of communities. He can often be spotted out and about sourcing grassroots news for the Hobart Observer and its sister papers.

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