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Short attention span? Short films are for you
Welcome to the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival. Coming soon to a screen near you, a selection of short films and a festival for filmmakers.



This festival has supported Australian film making for the past 34 years and during that time has screened thousands of short films. The St Kilda Film Festival is one of Australia's largest
and oldest short film festivals.

"What classifies as short?", I hear you ask. Well, a short is a film that has a duration shorter than 40 minutes.

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry, turning the spotlight on a wide range of works that may not otherwise be seen.

2017 St Kilda Film Festival
Short Films at St Kilda Town Hall


Did you know that the festival has been accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event? Award-winning films from the festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.

The festival also supports young filmmakers and has incorporated the Under The Radar Short Film Competition into the Festival program. There will be a development program providing a series of free forums, workshops and interactive displays where filmmakers can learn new skills and develop their art.

This year's program is jam packed with a range of film making in all its forms – from films and music videos to web series and even a Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema.

A selection of short films will be packaged up into convenient feature-length sessions priced from just $18 and shown at the St Kilda Town Hall. You'll be able to see up to 10 short films in a session. Tickets are available here.

The iconic Palais Theatre is set to throw open its doors for the first time since renovation to play host to the Opening Night on Thursday 18 May 2017 at 7.30pm. Join in the celebrations as the red carpet is rolled out to welcome Australia's film industry.

2017 St Kilda Film Festival
The re-opening of the Palais


More than 3,000 guests are expected to once again fill the magnificent Palais Theatre to launch the festival and sample some of the best on offer in the 2017 program.

Ticket prices for the opening night are $38 Full / $33 Concession and go on sale on the 26 April 2017.

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Why? Support the local film industry
When: 18-27 May 2017
Phone: 9209 6490
Where: St Kilda Town Hall and Palais Theatre
Cost: From $18
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