St Kilda Selects

Close up from 'New Shoes' of a young boy cautiously staring into the distance as if spying on something. Still from 'New Shoes' directed by AFTRS alumnus Melissa Anastasi - selected to screen at the 2013 St Kilda Film Festival

Mar 27 2013

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, St Kilda will screen its 'Top 100' short film entries plus new music videos and international shorts alongside special screenings and events.
The festival doesn't kick off until May but we have some early news to share; three films made by AFTRS alumni have been selected to screen at the festival as has the beautiful short Explosions by AFTRS Creative Fellow Christopher Frey.
Congratulations to the following AFTRS alumni and recent graduates whose works nad student films have been selected for the festival:

  • Ricochet: Written and directed by Laura Scrivano (Graduate Diploma Directing, 2012), produced by Katie Amos (Graduate Diploma Producing, 2012) and Taylor Litton-Strain (Graduate Diploma Producing, 2012), shot by Kamil Domaradzki (Graduate Diploma Cinematography, 2012), edited by Kelly Cameron (Graduate Diploma Editing, 2012), production design by Ella Carey (Graduate Diploma Production Design, 2012), screen music by Andrew Scott (Graduate Diploma Screen Music, 2012) and sound by Blake Guy (Graduate Diploma Sound, 2012).
  • New Shoes: Directed by Melissa Anastasi (Graduate Diploma Directing, 2012), production and costume design by Alexi Wilson (Graduate Diploma Production Design, 2010) and shot by Sam Vines (Graduate Diploma Cinematography).
  • Kin: Produced by Joshua Smith (Graduate Diploma Producing, 2010)
Meanwhile Christopher Frey's stunning short Explosions - an experimental film that plays with the themes of adolescence, genre subversion, religion and philosophy - has also been invited to screen during the festival.

Christopher was the co-recipient of the 2011 AFTRS Creative Fellowship and Explosions is the final result of two years of hard work.

Each year the St Kilda film festival also includes an Industry Open Day at the Astor Theatre, which AFTRS will be attending again, so pencil Saturday, May 25 into your diary or tap the date into your smart phone.

The St Kilda Film Festival runs from May 23 - June 1. For more info go the festival website>

Image sourced from the St Kilda Film Festival's website.


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