Melbourne indie short film selected for Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere

January 9, 2019

Wild Will, a 12-minute horror short film by Melbourne independent filmmaker Alan King, has launched its festival run with a dream start by gaining selection to screen in competition at two of the world’s most prestigious short film festivals: Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere.
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Melbourne indie short film selected for Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere

Wild Will, a 12-minute horror short film by Melbourne independent filmmaker Alan King, has launched its festival run with a dream start by gaining selection to screen in competition at two of the world’s most prestigious short film festivals: Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere.

Wild Will, directed by and also starring King, was one of just 31 films selected from over 9,000 entries to be screened in the Lab Competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival running from Feb 2 to 9 in France.

Clermont-Ferrand is the largest short film festival in the world and attracts more than 160,000 visitors plus 3,500 industry professionals every year. This screening is Wild Will’s world premiere.

Following Clermont-Ferrand, Wild Will screens next at the Tampere International Short Film Festival running March 6 to 10 in Finland as a part of the festival’s Serious Panic Horror program.

Tampere now in its 49th year is accredited by the film producer’s society, FIAPF, and together with Oberhausen and Clermont-Ferrand ranks among the most important European short film festivals. Tampere attracts overs 40,000 visitors every year.

King has received market funding from screen Australia to attend Wild Will’s world premiere at Clermont-Ferrand, France.