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St Kilda Film Festival – 22nd May – 31st May 2014

SKFF_webST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL Australia’s premier short film festival has a jam-packed 2014 program.

Videocraft are proud supporters of the annual ten-day event which features Australia’s Top 100 short films, music videos, archival screenings, filmmaker development forums as well as an international showcase presented by Palm Springs International ShortFest.

Held at St Kilda’s Palais and Astor Theatre, the St Kilda Film Festival is now an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event with St Kilda’s Best Film eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film Awards.

Join us at the Palais for our spectacular Opening Night on Thursday 22 May and rub shoulders with more than 3000 guests from the film and television industry.

Visit The Astor from Friday 23 May until Saturday 31 May and dive into ten days of  top class shorts!

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL FILMMAKER DEVELOPMENT – Free talks, panels and networking sessions for filmmakers 
St Kilda Film Festival brings filmmakers together to explore and discuss their craft, forge new relationships and discover new resources. Through the filmmaker development talks and the many networking events that occur during the Festival each year, we help filmmakers get their work made, get their work seen and take the next step in their filmmaking career.

Join us for a day of back-to-back panel sessions with The Big Picture or drop in to the Festival Hall at All Saints Church, opposite The Astor, for nightly forums throughout the Festival.

These free, all ages events are seated on a first come, first serve basis.

As part of the St Kilda Film Festival’s Filmmaker Development program, The Big Picture presents one big day of free professional development for aspiring filmmakers that includes a diverse range of forums with industry experts and guest filmmakers covering all you need to know about making films. This includes a special edition of Triple R’s Film Buff’s Forecast, broadcast live in the cinema and hosted by Festival Director Paul Harris.

The Big Picture will provide you with opportunities to gain a wealth of knowledge, and meet with experienced filmmakers and industry professionals. Hear from Shaun Miller Lawyers about Demystifying the Legal Process in filmmaking, take the journey from script to screen with Meet the Makers: Healing then join the crew from Ghost Pictures as they talk about the feature documentary process in Meet the Makers: In Bob We Trust.

This is a unique opportunity to look in-depth at the filmmaking process and ask seasoned professionals how they get it done.

Free all ages events
Forum Hall, All Saints Church, opposite The Astor

Our free filmmaker development panels will be held in the All Saints Church opposite The Astor. From Monday 26 May to Friday 30 May we will present sessions at 6.30pm and 8pm virtually every night. Check the full schedule www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au/2014-s2/page-246/filmmakerdev-throughoutweek for details.

Join filmmakers Aaron Wilson and Katrina Fleming as they discuss their transition From Shorts to Features, let Music and Effects teach you how to Take Your Film to the Next Level with Sound or join DDP as they walk you through The Post-Production Process from Script to Screen.

Later in the week, representatives from Palm Springs International ShortFest, The Backlot Studios and Screenpro.tv will talk Alternative and Multi-Platform Distribution while the Australian Screen Editors Guild presents a Focus on Editing. Open Channel will host a panel of intrepid filmmakers to discuss Shooting on a Shoestring and APRA/AMCOS will talk adventures and opportunities in The Director-Composer Relationship.

We round out the week on Friday 30 May with a lively discussion about Constitutional Recognition and Indigenous Filmmaking featuring actor/writer Uncle Jack Charles, documentary filmmaker Genevieve Grieves, actor Lisa Maza and director Richard Frankland.

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