24 . 05 . 2013


The St Kilda Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary as Australia’s largest and longest running short film festival in 2013, running from May 23 to June 1 at St Kilda’s Palais and Astor Theatres.

The Festival kicked off its program with a night to remember at the magnificent Palais Theatre on Thursday, May 23. Joined by celebrity guests Kerry Armstrong, Pia Miranda, Leah di Niese, Kate Ceberano, Richard Davies and more, the Festival’s Director Paul Harris introduced the program of Australia’s Top 100 short films, SoundKILDA, a SXSW showcase, filmmaker development series and industry networking events.

Guests were treated to the hosting prowess of Australian rock legend, Tim Rogers and three world premiers including ‘Ruby’ produced and directed by Summer De Roche, ‘Scratch’ directed by Danielle Boesenberg and ‘Explosions’ produced and directed by Christopher Frey.

Other highlights from the Opening Night program were:

‘Sad Dark Eyes’ produced and directed by Peter Lamb and Garry Wapshott

‘Death of a Bogan’ directed by Nick Matthews

‘Melbhattan’ produced and directed by Oslo Davis

‘Barbarion’ directed by Dave Budge

‘Hellion’ directed by Kat Candler

‘Julian’ directed by Matthew Moore

‘Julian’ proved to be a crowd favourite starring a young Ed Oxenbould as Julian, an inquisitive and upright student. Pushed to the limits by an impatient teacher and a principal with a secret, the film surprised the audience by revealing the man that Julian is set to become.

With the Festival continuing to this Saturday, be sure to head down to St Kilda and be a part of it!

Visit the St Kilda Film Festival for more information.


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