After years basking in the golden glow of autumn, Festival Director, Paul Harris and new Festival Producer, Richard Moore, have teamed up at the City of Port Phillip to make the shift from May as part of a makeover for the 35-year old event.
“In 2019, we will open on the Winter Equinox; it seems right that St Kilda’s beloved annual celebration of short film should now open on the shortest day of the year,” said Mr Moore. “And as a bonus, patrons will be pleased to know that we will also be aiming for the shortest speeches in St Kilda Film Festival history.”
City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss, promises exciting changes to the program and format of the 2019 event, to be announced in the New Year. “St Kilda Film Festival continues to evolve each year but at its core it remains a celebration of Australian filmmakers,” said Cr Voss.
“Next year’s event will see many exciting changes, including an expanded filmmaker development program, which we offer to the public as a community service.”
Submissions into the popular short film competition are set to open in November. For more information, www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au for details.
Image: St Kilda Film Festival at the Palais Theatre – photo by Cloakroom Media