Make the next ‘Mr Inbetween’ with St Kilda Film Festival entries now open

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Make the next ‘Mr Inbetween’ with St Kilda Film Festival entries now open

St Kilda Film Festival

Entries for the St Kilda Film Festival are now open, with the festival launching the careers of some of Australia's great success stories.

St Kilda Film Festival 2022 entries are now open, with entries for the 39th St Kilda Film Festival (SKFF) opening ahead of the curtain rising in 2022 for Australia’s largest and longest-running publicly owned short film festival.

Australia’s had a recent reminder of the festival’s great track record of kickstarting careers, with Scott Ryan’s much loved ‘Mr Inbetween’ first showing at the festival as a short film called ‘The Magician’ way back in 2004.

What you need to know

  • Entries for the 2022 St Kilda Film Festival are now open
  • The event will be a hybrid of live and digital events next year
  • The top 100 entries will be screened

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.

The SKFF will become a hybrid showcase next year, with planned live events complementing a significant online presence from 26 May – 5 June. Port Phillip mayor Louise Crawford said despite the continuing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the SKFF has adapted and thrived with the added benefit of now reaching a national online audience.

“The new format really does offer the best of both worlds—allowing film-lovers across Australia to experience the Festival, while also providing opportunities to enjoy the magic of film at fantastic venues in our City,” Cr Crawford said.

“Port Phillip is known and loved as a creative hub and terrific filming location, so we are delighted to continue our proud history of supporting members of the local – and Australian – film industries and showcasing their work for the wider community” she said.

“This is more important than ever with so many talented creatives struggling financially from the pandemic.” SKFF Director Richard Sowada, now in his third year of curating the event, is excited to see the latest submissions.

“The great thing about a short film program is the diversity of narratives, genres and creative direction we can accommodate. St Kilda Film Festival consistently attracts a high calibre of entries from both established and emerging creatives and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year,” he said.

SKFF screens the top 100 short film entries received each year, alongside a rich program of special events and a popular free filmmaker development program. Award-winning SKFF films are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars. Entries close on 31 January 2022 and the full program will be announced in May 2022.

For information about how to submit entries, head to their website.