The Setting Sun Short Film Festival, the premier film festival in the west, is screening at the gorgeous art deco Sun Theatre Yarraville April 27 -30.
From novice filmmakers to established award winners, teenage animators to documentary makers and entries from overseas, this year’s Setting Sun Short Film Festival has something for everyone who loves short-form cinema.
Finalists have been selected from a record 84 entries ready for the fourth annual festival. They include well-known artists and award-winning films including quirky comedy, film noir-style fantasy, claymation, and documentaries.
Festival-goers will see plenty of familiar faces, with cast members including comedians Greg Fleet and Dave O’Neil and well-known actors Jack Charles and Damian Walshe-Howling.
OPENING NIGHT - GOLDEN SUNSET THURSDAY 27 April 7pm
Come to the Opening Night, and enjoy a free glass of champagne, a box of popcorn and enjoy some of the best films from the festival. Then watch as the festival winners from the general section of the festival are presented with their trophies.This year’s festival will open with the doco Olympic Nick - A Donutumentary, directed by Ian Tran and Rachel Morssink and starring Footscray’s iconic doughnut maker Nick Tsiligiris who resigned earlier this year. Only films screening on Opening Night will be eligible for the People's Choice Award, as voted by the audience. So book your ticket and back your favourite.
THE BRIDGE FRIDAY 28 APRIL 7pm
Highlights include the animation Mrs Metro by Aggelos Papantoniou, the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival City of Melbourne Grand Prix winner; films by finalists, a film directed by Ivan Malekin, Made In Melbourne Film Festival founder and a film produced by ArtLife Footscray.
THE ROUGE SATURDAY 29 APRIL 4:30pm
Book a ticket to the female filmmakers' program The Rouge, Saturday 29th April, and enjoy a free glass of Moscato donated by Scotchmans Hill. Watch as Rouge sponsor and film producer Sue Maslin presents the winner with her prize.
THE RISING SUN SUNDAY 30 APRIL 10am
This free secondary student filmmaker program is sponsored by Victoria University. The Top Ten filmmakers will be unveiled and receive their film masterclass prize from Victoria University's Digital Media Lecturer Marc C. Scott. Schools represented include Scotch College, Elwood College, University High, Westbourne Grammar School, Lyndale Secondary School, Eltham High School, Nagel College, and more.
THE PALM SUNDAY 30 APRIL 4.30pm
End the weekend with this glorious program. Featuring the gorgeous Milk and Honey, art house film the The Prince of Chinatown, (filmed in Melbourne's Chinatown) and some lighthearted comedies.