Aussie screen stars will unite at The Capitol Theatre to aid bushfire relief

AAR Shorts ReliefGuy Pearce, Christopher Kirby, Michala Banas, Angus Sampson and Genevieve Morris: what do all of these names have in common? Aside from being among Australia’s favourite on-screen stars, these names are just a few of the personalities to be featured in a one-day film benefit at The Capitol Theatre on Sunday 8 March 2020.

Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires is the independent film industry sector’s response to Australia’s bushfire crisis, a one-day-only festival comprising screenings of short films and web series. The event will be hosted by a star-studded line-up of television and film celebrities, with all profits directly donated to Wildlife Victoria and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

The short films and series will feature prominent actors including Guy Pearce (Neighbours), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Trilogy), Ditch Davey (Spartacus), Angus Sampson (Mad Max), Nadine Garner (The Blake Mysteries), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, Winners & Losers), Toby Truslove (Koko: A Red Dog Story, Utopia), Scott Major (Neighbours) and Genevieve Morris (Ride Like A Girl, Comedy Inc., No Activity) among others…

The event will also showcase on-screen performances from stars who have built their following through Facebook, YouTube and other platforms such as Kate McCartney & Kate McLennan (Get Krackin’), Aunty Donna, Goodall & Gallagher, Stepmates and Cameralla Comedy.

Confirmed celebrities attending the event will include Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Toby Truslove, Christopher Kirby, Ditch Davey and award-winning YouTube and Facebook comedy stars Cameralla Comedy and Goodall & Gallagher.

Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires takes place at The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne on Sunday 8 March 2020 (2.00pm – 8.00pm). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: for details.

Image: Christopher Kirby, Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Genevieve Morris, Guy Pearce and Nadine Garner (supplied)