From activism to animation, off-the-wall comedy to hard drama, the 2020 St Kilda Film Festival program has got something to suit every taste. This year's Festival is TOTALLY FREE and ONLINE via the website and runs from 12-20 June 2020. This is an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with award-winning films from the Festival eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.
This year, tribute is paid to one of the region's most celebrated filmmakers - Jane Campion. With two consecutive Cannes selections and one Short Film Palme d'Or, her early films still hold their own. This year's program presents her five key early short works that include -
Gary Foley: Basically Black spotlights one of Australia's most recognised Indigenous performer and activist Gary Foley. This event includes a special live presentation by Foley and introductions to two classic 70's works, both directed by Phillip Noyce. Be privy to and get under the skin of Gary's life on stage, screen, politics and advocacy. Castor & Pollux: A Tale of Two Spiritual Brothers (1974) is an experimental doco by Noyce; a study of rebels and outsiders and casts Gary Foley in the film. Another opportunity to get under the skin of this great activist and actor.