St Kilda Film Festival 2017 launches this week, offering an exciting preview of both established filmmakers, producers and directors across a ten-day special screening programs.
Jeffrey Bowers, Senior Curator at Vimeo, joins this year’s St Kilda Film Festival as the event’s international guest. Bowers, who is also a Content Curator for Vice, has curated a program from the American digital film viewing service for the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival, and will join in a Q&A with guests following the screening.
This year’s festival also boasts the arrival of The Short Shorts Film Festival Asia – showcasing the future of Japanese filmmaking sourced from the largest short film festival in Asia. The films have been selected from the Academy Accredited Festival and have been earmarked as providing moviegoers an insight into the next generation of Japanese cinema.
An Indigenous retrospective, Short Black will feature short films by prominent Indigenous filmmakers, and well-respected director Nicholas Boseley and producer Michelle Broun will also take part in a free forum on Indigenous filmmaking prior to the screening.
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 St Kilda Film Festival runs 18 to 27 May 2017 and is proudly produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip.
For program details and to purchase tickets, head to www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au.