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Short Cuts Film Festival

Short Cuts Film Festival

11 April 2017

A fantastic program of short films from Australia and abroad will be screened as part of Greater Dandenong’s Short Cuts Film Festival 2017 on Friday 5 May.

Now in its second year the festival has gone from strength to strength this year attracting a record number of entries – almost 700 films were submitted across the three categories.

New and experienced filmmakers will showcase their creative talents in a stylistic collection of animation, documentary and dramatic films.

Festival Curator Richard Moore – who has worked on many successful film festivals in the past including the Melbourne International Film Festival – said Short Cuts 2017 was all about entertainment.

Moore said 21 films would screen during the three-hour festival and audiences would have the opportunity to vote for their favourite.

He said a number of the films which made the cut were from Melbourne-based filmmakers.

“It is so exciting to see locally made content holding its own against some quality films from around the country,” Moore said.

Moore said while the program incorporated a couple of serious dramas tackling serious issues, the majority of films were light in tone and would bring a smile to your face.

“On the whole the program is a quirky and humorous take on contemporary life,’ he said.

“It also has a strong local flavour will a number of films shot in and around Melbourne.”

Greater Dandenong Mayor Jim Memeti said the festival provided a fantastic platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished industry professionals to share their stories.

“This festival is a great opportunity to unearth new untapped talent in the film industry,” Cr Memeti said.

“It is a true celebration of film and storytelling.”

As well as prizes for each category winner, Short Cuts will also offer a $3000 Mayoral prize which all films featured at the screening will be eligible for.

The Mayoral Runner Up will receive $750 and the individual category winners will all receive prizes totalling $750 in value.

Audience members will also have the chance to choose their favourite film. The most popular film will be judged by a show of hands and the winning filmmaker will receive $500.

Tickets for Short Cuts 2017 are now on sale.

Tickets cost $5 (plus an online booking fee).

To book tickets visit the Drum Theatre website or phone the box office on 8571 1666.

Short Cuts 2017 will be held on Friday 5 May. The festival includes live entertainment and free popcorn. Screenings commence at 7.30pm sharp.

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