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:
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.
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.
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.
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.