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Shorts Film Festival 2014

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Shorts film festival heads to the beach, on Frome
Question : What do the following films all have in common : Point Break, 10, Cocktail, Blue Crush, Blue Hawaii, South Pacific, The Blue Lagoon, Puberty Blues, Jaws and The Endless Summer ?
Answer : They were all movies filmed at or around a Beach.

Question : Where is Adelaide's upcoming Shorts Film Festival being held ?
Answer : At a beach, and more specifically, the City Beach.

From 20 November to 23 November the City Beach Volleyball Courts, which will become known as the Frome Street Surf Life Saving Club, will host the 2014 edition of the Shorts Film Festival. In this unique inner city setting, filmgoers and beachgoers will be able to combine the film and the beach over four fantastic evenings. For the first time in the 11 year history of this Shorts Film Festival, it will be held outside of a cinema thus providing this rare twilight opportunity to get sand amongst one's toes while watching some short films.

City Beach
A Cloaked City Beach

Starting each night at 5pm (for a happy hour), the maximum of 600 attendees will be treated to a sand castle wonderland of relaxed dining, reclined movie viewing & late night dancing at Adelaide's first taste of the pop up summer. This event is the brainchild of Ross Ganf, the Creative Director of Barrio and Lola's Pergola. And in line with previous events, it is expected that there will be several additional surprises on the night.

And in keeping with the beach theme, traditional Australian fish and chips will be available each night, proudly provided and supported by the guys from Gourmet Guru. Complementing this main course is some wine from the McClaren Vale region supplied by Alpha Box & Dice.

And following the completion of the short films, it will be time to put away the shoes and dance the remainder of the night away as resident sound blaster DJ Dexter from The Avalanches as well as the Adelaide vinyl beach combers hit the music buttons from 1030pm each night until the wee hours of the next morning.

City Beach
Volleyball court to become Dance court

The Shorts Film Festival is Australia's only national short film festival and competition entirely dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling and offers up and coming Australian filmmakers the chance to compete for some of the most lucrative prize pools for short films in Australia, including the coveted Gold Shorts prize of a trip to Cannes Film Festival. The festival awards the best in cinematic storytelling, judging each film on the strength of its story by an esteemed jury of over 60 leading Australian film and media industry practitioners.

Bookings are essential, and it is expected to sell out reasonably quickly. General admission prices are $20 each and entrance is strictly for persons above the age of 18. The Shorts Film Festival will be screened from 730pm to 1030pm. There is also limited free entry to the venue before 730pm and after 1030pm, dependent upon number of tickets sold.

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Why? Support local film makers, and get some sand in your shoes
When: 20-23 November
Phone: 0421 961 247
Where: Corner Pirie / Frome Streets, Adelaide
Cost: $20 general admission, over 18's only
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