St Kilda Film Festival (SKFF) 2023 is set to be the biggest ever festival in 39 years. Presented by City of Port Phillip the program features more than 100 films to be shown over 18 screening sessions at venues across St Kilda, and for the first time also bursting out of St Kilda and into South Melbourne. The famous opening night event will return to The Palais on Thursday 1 June, welcoming back full capacity crowds for the first time in four years.
This year’s program will take audiences on an incredible journey through some of Port Phillip’s iconic theatres including The Palais Theatre, The Astor Theatre and the Alex Theatre, as well as through many other creative and welcoming spaces throughout St Kilda and South Melbourne – both well-known hubs for the filmmaking community as well as fabulous destinations to eat, drink and celebrate. In 2023 SKFF has drawn entries from an almost equal split of female and male directors and the festival is very privileged to be able to screen the work of these Australian filmmakers and showcase so many stories.
SKFF is supported by major government partners Screen Australia and VicScreen.