"What classifies as short?", I hear you ask. Well, a short is a film that has a duration shorter than 40 minutes.
Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry, turning the spotlight on a wide range of works that may not otherwise be seen.
Short Films at St Kilda Town Hall
Did you know that the festival has been accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event? Award-winning films from the festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.
The festival also supports young filmmakers and has incorporated the Under The Radar Short Film Competition into the Festival program. There will be a development program providing a series of free forums, workshops and interactive displays where filmmakers can learn new skills and develop their art.
This year's program is jam packed with a range of film making in all its forms – from films and music videos to web series and even a Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema.
A selection of short films will be packaged up into convenient feature-length sessions priced from just $18 and shown at the St Kilda Town Hall. You'll be able to see up to 10 short films in a session. Tickets are available here.
The iconic Palais Theatre is set to throw open its doors for the first time since renovation to play host to the Opening Night on Thursday 18 May 2017 at 7.30pm. Join in the celebrations as the red carpet is rolled out to welcome Australia's film industry.