St Kilda Film Festival reveals its 2019 program

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St Kilda Film Festival reveals its 2019 program

Words by Kate Streader

More than 100 short films over ten days.

St Kilda Film Festival is set to return next month, celebrating the Australian film industry with an array of short and feature-length film screenings as well as offering special curated international sessions.

Across the ten-day festival, you’ll have a chance to view a selection of Australia’s top short films, including works from up-and-coming filmmakers. As well as showcasing homegrown talent, St Kilda will play host to Slamdance Mixtape, an event championing filmmaking from Utah.

The program will welcome an array of themed sessions including a comedy showcase and a celebration of women in film, in addition to conversations with those behind some of the films in this year’s program. Join actress Val Lehman in celebration of Prisoner‘s 40th anniversary and hear from acclaimed filmmaker and Gunditjmara man Richard Frankland as he reflects on his works and the 2019 NAIDOC theme of ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’.

Spanning a slate of genres and themes, this year’s program looks to delight avid film buffs and casual cinema-goers alike. Screening over 100 short films across the festival, with each work competing for the title of Australia’s best short film, St Kilda Film Festival is guaranteed to impress and delight.

St Kilda Film Festival is happening at Palais Theatre and St Kilda Town Hall from Friday June 21 until Sunday June 30. For tickets and the full program, head to the festival’s website