Australia’s longest running publicly owned short film festival, the St Kilda Film Festival returns in 2016 for its 33rd year.
Commencing Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 May 2016, the St Kilda Film Festival will showcase top emerging and established filmmakers, producers and directors from across Australia.
Launching with the glamorous red carpet gala event on Thursday 19 May at the Palais Theatre, the premiere event will offer an exclusive insight into the ten-day program for more than 3,000 film-lovers, celebrities and special guests.
The ten-day Festival program will feature Australia’s Top 100 short film competition, an international program, the SoundKILDA music video competition, special screenings, a free filmmaker development program and much more.
With the event to be held for the second year at the St Kilda Town Hall, the venue will offer guests an unforgettable cinematic experience, boasting state of the art sound and screening technology set amongst historical theatre seating and architecture.
City of Port Phillip Mayor, Bernadene Voss welcomes the annual celebration of short films in the local community and acknowledges the pivotal platform it provides for Australian talent.
“The St Kilda Film Festival is a crucial part of our locality’s rich arts culture, providing the opportunity for both local and national talent to receive industry recognition for their work. We’re proud to present the Festival each year to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian film industry” said Councillor Voss.
The Festival will screen the Top 100 short film entries with a prize pool that totals over $50,000 worth of cash and in-kind craft awards. Award-winning films from the St Kilda Film Festival will be eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film and Documentary Short Awards.
The St Kilda Film Festival is proudly produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip. For further information please visit www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au