35th St Kilda Film Festival opening night Thursday 17 May
The 35th St Kilda Film Festival is set to open in style with a red carpet event this Thursday 17 May. More than 2,800 guests will descend upon the iconic Palais Theatre in St Kilda to preview a selection of films from this year’s Festival program.
Titles include For Your Sins, a comedy starring Melbourne favourites Dave Lawson, Michala Banas, Ryan Shelton and Tegan Higginbotham plus The Story, a four-minute short film featuring Tim Rogers. The screening will also feature a short film from the Festival’s international program curated by Nina Rodriguez of the Guanajuato International Film Festival – Verde.
Films from the Top 100 Short Film Competition screening at Opening Night are;
- The Land Will Eat You (Graon Bae Hemi Kakae Yu) – directed by Darcy Tuppen
- Ambulance – directed by Lylah D’Souza
- The Story – directed by Steven J. Tandy
- Wingman – directed by Benoit McCullough
- Something To Hold On To – directed by Andre Cunningham
- Grace – directed by Alex Holmes
- For Your Sins – directed by Julian Lucas
City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss is looking forward to the launch. “The Opening Night of St Kilda Film Festival is one of the city’s most exciting dates on the calendar. The calibre of films in this year’s event is incredibly high and the 2018 Festival is set to be one of our best,” Cr Voss said.
The Top 100 prize pool totals over $50,000 in cash and in-kind craft awards, including a $10,000 prize for Best Short Film, to be announced at the conclusion of the Festival. Other awards include Best Director, Best Achievement in Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking, Best Comedy and Best Achievement in Sound Post Production.
Please let us know if you would like to speak with any of the directors, producers or stars of the films from this years selection. St Kilda Film Festival Director Paul Harris is also available for interview.