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Films Under the Vines Free Outdoor Cinema in Adelaide (Image Supplied)


Films Under the Vines is back for just one night in Adelaide just in time for the 2018 Fringe Festival, after it made its inaugural appearance in 2017. We were entranced when this quirky free outdoor cinema was held last year, and not just for its location in a hidden laneway off Rundle Mall.

BASEM3NT Studios are the creative team behind Films Under the Vines. Directors Corinna McLaine and Andrew Tokmakoff run an audiovisual production studio with their very own Virtual Reality installation from offices in the laneway. BASEM3NT are sponsors of the international 48 Hour Film Project, where teams are challenged to make a short film in only 48 hours.

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Enjoy Local Beers Before the Films Start (Image Supplied)


Films Under the Vines is showcasing some of the highlights of the 48 Hour Film Project, with an emphasis on productions by local filmmakers in Adelaide. It's a chance to discover our emerging local filmmakers and see how they compare with others on the world stage.

It's a Friday evening after work, or you have been shopping in the city. You enter Featherstone Place, just off Gawler Place and a few steps from Rundle Mall. The end of the laneway is set up as a projection screen, and people are comfortably seated under the alley's unlikely roof of vines. A bar is offering refreshing local beers, wines and gins.

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Experience Virtual Reality at BASEM3NT Studios


You will be welcomed from 5pm, and screening of the free outdoor cinema will begin at dusk. You'll be treated to a series of the best of short films from the 2017 International 48 Hour Film Project. Teams were given a few starting parameters, and within one weekend, they produced a short film. You'll be amazed at the quality of these short movies, and have a chance to experience the creative work of emerging Adelaide and international filmmakers.

While you are waiting for the sun to set, or during breaks between films, people are welcome to experience BASEM3NT Studios' Virtual Reality installation. It is an amazing experience (I tried it last year) that goes down a storm with young people, at a cost of $10 for 10 minutes of amazing VR.

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There's Free Live Music at Films Under the Vines (Image Supplied)


After a few drinks you probably will have an appetite - luckily Film Under the Vines have The Pasta Guy catering for your food whims and Little Acorn Music will program the live music entertainment on the night. You are also most welcome to bring along your own basket supper as well.

Films Under the Vines takes place on Friday February 2 from 5pm, with films starting at dusk. Get the latest updates about this free outdoor cinema from the Facebook event page or the BASEM3NT Studios page.

You'll find more of the quirky history of Featherstone Place in our story last year about Films Under the Vines - see the link at the bottom of this article.

Films Under the Vines, featherstone place, BASEM3NT Studios, free outdoor cinema, adelaide, rundle mall, free
Watch Free Outdoor Cinema in Featherstone Place (Image Supplied)

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Why? Join the party to see local productions for the 48 Hour Film Project
When: From 5pm on Friday February 2
Where: Basem3nt, 15-17 Featherstone Place, Adelaide 5000
Cost: Free!
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