Glamorous red carpet event to launch St Kilda Film Festival on May 21

St Kilda Film Festival, Australia’s longest-standing and publicly owned short film festival, is now an ACADEMY AWARD® qualifier for the Documentary Awards and Short Film Awards.

The Festival will be held from Thursday 21 to Saturday 30 May 2015 and will feature some of Australia’s best emerging and established filmmakers, producers and directors.

The program will launch with a glamorous red carpet event on Thursday 21 May at the magnificent Palais Theatre, offering an exclusive sample of the program’s best short films for more than 3000 film-lovers and special guests.

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2015, the St Kilda Film Festival’s program will be hosted at the St Kilda Town Hall for the first time. The new venue will offer a unique cinematic experience boasting state of the art sound and screening technology with historical theatre seating.

St Kilda Film Festival. Photo by  Jim Lee.

St Kilda Film Festival. Photo by Jim Lee.

The Festival will screen the Top 100 short film entries with a prize pool that totals over $40,000 worth of cash and in-kind craft awards.

Award-winning films from the St Kilda Film Festival will be eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film and Documentary Awards.

The St Kilda Film Festival supports the Australian film industry and showcases exceptional films by emerging artists, providing the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry.

The St Kilda Film Festival is proudly produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip. For further information please visit

Featured image by Jim Lee

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