The St Kilda Film Festival has revealed a brilliant ten-day calendar, hosting a slew of filmic delights and special events.
The St Kilda Town Hall will once again be transformed into a state of the art and purpose built cinema to host Australia’s top 100 short films, music videos, archival footage, international programs, youth screenings and an extensive filmmaker development program.
The Festival will kick off with an Opening Night extravaganza, welcoming more than 3,000 industry guests and film-lovers on the red carpet to sample a selection of the best shorts from the 2016 program. Highlights include the world premiere of Perry – revolving around a drug dealer who outstays his welcome at a middle-class dinner party -alongside the world premiere of Leon Ford’s Young Labor, and Adam Elliott’s Ernie Biscuit – a clayography telling the story of a deaf Parisian taxidermist.
The world class selection of short films is complemented by SoundKILDA, showcasing the best music videos of local and international musicians created by many of the country’s most talented filmmakers, with clips from Missy Higgins, Vance Joy, Boy & Bear and The Jezabels slated for the screen.
Other special programs and screenings outside include Wild at Heart – a showcase of films created by artists across Melbourne and Victoria – the Under the Radar youth short film competition, the new edition of a Web Series program, a free program for developing filmmakers featuring forums, workshops and conversations and more.
The St Kilda Film Festival will run from Thursday May 19 to Saturday May 28. Head to their website for tickets and full program details.