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Short Cuts Film Festival 2019

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Strap yourself in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions

The Short Cuts Film Festival returns for one night only at Dandenong's Drum Theatre on Saturday, 5 October 2019, 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale and priced just $10 and include popcorn and access to an exclusive afterparty.

The Short Cuts Film Festival is now in its fourth year and provides a platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished professionals to share their stories.


Curated by Richard Moore (former Executive Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival), this year's Short Cuts Film Festival program includes award-winning short films from Australia, Iran, Sri Lanka and the United States of America.

A highlight of this year's program is All These Creatures which won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. This film was part-funded by the City of Greater Dandenong and shot in the municipality.

Festival Curator Richard Moore said it was a massive coup for the locally made film to take home the prestigious award.

"The inclusion of All These Creatures in this year's program is a special moment for the City of Greater Dandenong."

"The success of this film, produced in partnership with Council, proves that the distance between Dandenong and the south of France is shorter than you think."

In a first for the festival, the City of Greater Dandenong partnered with Youthworx to run a 10-week mentorship program for young film enthusiasts. Three powerful films produced by 15 local young people will premiere as part of the festival program.


The 2019 showcase also includes:

Lost and Found was featured in Berlin International Film Festival and won Audience Award for Best Animated Short at Austin Fim Festival.

Ladies Lounge won Best Short Drama at Melbourne Short Film Festival.

Remarkable won the Best VFX at Blue Shift Film Festival.

A Rare Breed won Best Documentary at West End Film Festival.


Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Roz Blades said the festival was a sell-out last year and with this year's line-up tickets would be in high demand. "The Short Cuts Film Festival continues to attract impressive entries from across the globe," she said.

"Add to this Greater Dandenong's flourishing reputation as a highly desirable film location and you have the perfect recipe for success."


Enjoy world-class short films in your own backyard with an affordable ticket price! Short Cuts Film Festival will screen at Dandenong's Drum Theatre on Saturday, 5 October at 7.30pm.

The night will also include the presentation of the categories and Mayoral Prize winner.

Tickets are $10 and are available to purchase from the Drum Theatre Box Office on 8571 1666 or at

Shorter Cuts 2019, featuring short films by young filmmakers, will screen at the Little Day Out at Ross Reserve on Sunday, 6 October.

Please be aware, that at present Short Cuts Film Festival is unclassified, and it may contain adult themes.

Duration: approximately 120 minutes, including a 15-minute interval

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When: Drum Theatre, Lonsdale St & Walker St, Dandenong VIC 3175
Where: 7.30pm, Saturday 5 October
Cost: All Tickets: $10
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