Overshare Video Festival brings a ‘chaos menu’ of free film-centric art to the heart of the city

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Overshare Video Festival brings a ‘chaos menu’ of free film-centric art to the heart of the city

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It's the place to be for film art fanatics.

Forget about the blockbusters. This film festival is a tribute to the whacky side of film, the boundless creativity the medium inspires and the potential it has to stir up complex feelings in the viewer.

Taking place alongside the Fringe Festival Park at the QVM, the Overshare Video Festival will run from October 7 to 22, with feature film screenings, food trucks, workshops, a nightly bar and so much more. And the best part? It’s completely free.

Overshare Video Festival

  • The video art festival will run from October 7 to 22 within the Queen Victoria Market Precinct
  • It will feature workshops, 16mm film screenings, hand-selected films by Garden Reflexxx and a festival hub bar
  • The festival is completely free

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Expect the unexpected. There will be film art everywhere you look, from a five-meter outdoor screen to installations in the toilet stalls.


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The workshop series is definitely a little outside the box. Take out your anger at a VHS smashing workshop where Canadian recycling artist Evelyn Roth will show you how to weave it back together. Learn the art of film scratching with Lucy Kostos or trick about contemporary filmmaking with Enoch Mailangi and Priya Leigh.

There will even be an “Open Mic Night” where participants can bring their own homemade films to display. Grab a drink from the festival bar and pull up to watch one of the full-length films set to show at the festival, including Garden Reflexxx’s quirky music flick Grape Steak and Austrian filmmaker Martin Bruch’s autobiographical picture Handbikemovie.

The festival will also feature collections by Cinema Con Nhà Nghèo, Ten Days Collective and Electric Eels Film Company and a special evening with Fox Maxy for the Australian premiere of her film San Diego in front of a giant collaborative multi-screen ‘airdrop’ ceiling installation of night sky footage collected in the square outside.

To check out the full Overshare Video Festival program, head here.