Movie careers begin at the largest annual festival of Australian short films
St Kilda Film Festival launches on Thursday May 18 with a gala event at the newly renovated Palais Theatre. Seven of the best films from across the ten-day program will screen including animation 'Fish with Legs' and comedy 'The Eleven O'Clock', starring and written by Josh Lawson.
The festival features the top 100 films submitted by Australian filmmakers, plus music videos (SoundKILDA), international content and special events.
The festival has partnered with Virtual Reality (VR) Cinema by offering a novel viewing experience for audience members. Patrons will be able to watch a selection of short films and music videos for free while wearing VR headsets.
St Kilda Film Festival is now an Academy Awards qualifying event, meaning that prize winners are eligible for consideration for the Academy Awards for short films, animations and documentaries.