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Short Cuts Film Festival back for 2019

Short Cuts Film Festival back for 2019

09 September 2019

Some of the best short films from around the globe will screen at this year’s Short Cuts Film Festival in Dandenong.

Now in its fourth year the short film festival provides a platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished professionals to share their stories.

This year we have films from Australia, Iran, Sri Lanka and the United States of America.

A highlight of this year’s program includes local film All These Creatures which won the Palme D’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in France. This film was funded in part by Council and was filmed in the City of Greater Dandenong.

Festival Curator Richard Moore said it was a massive coup for the locally made film to take home the prestigious award.

“The inclusion of All These Creatures in this year’s program is a special moment for the City of Greater Dandenong.”

“The success of this film, produced in partnership with Council, proves that the distance between Dandenong and the south of France is shorter than you think.”

In a first for the festival the City of Greater Dandenong partnered with Youthworx to run a 10-week mentorship program for young film enthusiasts.

Three powerful films produced by 15 local young people will premiere as part of the festival program.

Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Roz Blades said the festival was a sell out last year and with this year’s line-up tickets would be in high demand.

“The Short Cuts Film Festival continues to attract impressive entries from across the globe,” she said.

“Add to this Greater Dandenong’s flourishing reputation as a highly desirable film location and you have the perfect recipe for success.”

Short Cuts Film Festival will screen at Dandenong’s Drum Theatre on Saturday, 5 October at 7.30pm.

Shorter Cuts 2019, featuring short films by young filmmakers, will screen at the Little Day Out at Ross Reserve on Sunday, 6 October.

Tickets are $10 and are available to purchase from the Drum Theatre Box Office on 8571 1666 or at

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