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Made in Melbourne Film Festival Screening

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The Best Short Films Melbourne has to Offer
QV Cinema is bringing another special event to Melbourne. It's screening a selection of the best films from the seven year history of the Made in Melbourne Film Festival on Thursday 25th February.

Located at QV Square (level 2) of QV Melbourne, situated at the intersection of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets in the CBD, QV cinema is a boutique venue, with just 75 deck chair seats available. (Wheelchair access is also available). QV Cinema is a silent cinema where patrons are provided with individual wireless headphones and audio kits for the film, allowing patrons to sit back, relax in a deck chair and enjoy a movie under the stars.

The Made in Melbourne Film Festival is an exclusive showcase for Melbourne filmmakers and films that, as the name suggests, are 'made in Melbourne.' The festival celebrates the desire, drive and diversity of our local film community by screening the best films Melbourne has to offer.

Some of the highlights of this special screening include:

Made in Melbourne Film Festival Screening
A scene from Era of Man, one of the featured movies

Era of Man - Matt Mirams

A trio of amateur kidnappers meet Robert who suspects his hippie wife of twenty years is cheating on him. Robert keeps the boys employed for months; following her and creating a dossier of all his wife's movements. He finds out that she has been having late night rendezvous with numerous men. Robert, hurt and betrayed, gives them the order to kidnap her, only to have the getaway car breakdown in the middle of the Australian countryside. As their hostage is allowed out to stretch, her shocking, true intentions slowly start to come to life.

Made in Melbourne Film Festival Screening
Era of Man - what happens when a man arranges for his wife to be kidnapped?

The Parting Gift - Christopher Bailey

A man pursues the woman he loves in an effort to give her a parting gift. The film contains fully CG environments Bailey modelled and textured from scratch, with live action actors that he directed and composited into scenes. Bailey also wrote the screenplay and produced the film.

Made in Melbourne Film Festival Screening
Live action comedy in Obsolete

Obsolete - Jay Perry

Obsolete is a live action comedy following Donald, a retiree in his mid 70s. One morning Donald's stress free life is turned upside down as tries to figure out how to use new technology to entertain his needy grandson, Jimmy.

Made in Melbourne Film Festival Screening
Obsolete has been a successful venture for director Jay Perry

The best of Made in Melbourne screening runs from 8.25pm until approximately 10.05pm (includes interval).

Come back the next night, Friday 26th February, for more local talent, with the screening of the best of RMIT student and alumni films. Featuring the work of some of RMIT's most promising future film makers, the program includes drama, experimental, comedy, animation and documentary works. This screening also starts at 8.45pm, and concludes around 11.00pm.

A standard ticket for either screening is $13. There are also various packages available, such as the Grill'd beer and burger deal ($26) or the Movenpick tasting basket package deal ($25.95). Click here to view all package options and to buy tickets online.

Click here to see the full program of movies screening at the QV Cinema in February.
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Why? Don't miss this special screening of the best locally made short films.
When: 8.45-10.05pm on Thursday 25th February
Where: QV Square (level 2), QV Melbourne, corner Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Standard ticket - $13
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