ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR 2017

An exciting preview of the upcoming 2017 St Kilda Film Festival has been released today, with the announcement of the special screenings program. Running from May 18 – 27, this year will showcase a diverse and a comprehensive selection of programs that will entertain, educate and spark thoughts of nostalgia through the programs.

St Kilda Film Festival provides opportunities for both emerging and established filmmakers, producers and directors to gain recognition among their peers and the general public. Amongst the exciting ten-day calendar there will be a range of special programs screened at this year’s Festival.

TOKYO SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

The Academy Accredited Festival will be showing a selection of films across two sessions that provide insight into the next generation of Japanese cinema.

VIMEO SHOWCASE

Senior Curator at Vimeo, Jeffrey Bowers, will join the festival as an International Guest. Bowers has curated a program from the American digital film viewing service.

THE NATIONAL FILM & SOUND ARCHIVE (NSFA) – “GRAHAM KENNEDY: THE KING OF TV”

The event this year is running in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the first episode of The Graham Kennedy Show going to air and will include career highlights and milestones of Kennedy’s long and successful career.

SHORT BLACK – INDIGENOUS SHORT FILM RETROSPECTIVE

The Indigenous retrospective will again feature short films by prominent indigenous filmmakers, and this year well-respected Indigenous directors and producers will take part in a free forum prior to the screening.

AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE WEB SERIES

St Kilda Film Festival presents a taste of Australia’s favourite web series which are becoming more deeply creative and now showcase stories you’d never seen on the bigger small screen.

City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss commends the fantastic variety of programs and content featured in the 2017 Festival program.

“The 2017 St Kilda Film Festival will this year showcase a diverse and comprehensive selection of programs that will allow viewers to be entertained and educated throughout. We hope to broaden the viewing horizons of attendees by including international programs such as the Vimeo Short Film Showcase and the Tokyo Short Shorts Programs, to encourage attendees to support filmmakers and film services both locally and abroad. We are also incredibly pleased to reinforce our partnership with the NSFA and the Short Black Indigenous Program in support of NAIDOC week,” said Cr Voss.

The full festival program including Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition, the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition, Under the Radar Competition and free filmmaker development program will be announced Wednesday 26 April.

The St Kilda Film Festival runs 18 to 27 May, 2017 and is proudly produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip. It is Australia’s longest running short Film Festival with a prize pool that totals over $50,000.

Award-winning films from the St Kilda Film Festival will be eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film and Documentary Short Awards.

For program details and to purchase tickets, head to www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au

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