Third Edition of Melbourne Short Film Festival goes online!
The third edition of Melbourne Short Film Festival (MSFF) will be held online on 23 April – 2 May 2021.
In partnership with FILMPIXS, a new streaming platform dedicated to short films and documentaries, MSFF aims to bring a selection of independent short films to audiences at home.
With short films from countries such as Australia, Solomon Islands, USA, UK, Singapore, and more, MSFF will bring a diverse and impactful screening program. In total, there are 20 films that will be screened. Among the official selections are 2020 Tribeca Film Festival’s Special Jury Mention, KAPAEMAHU directed by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, and Joe WIlson, as well as SAFE SPACE directed by Melbourne-based director Jake Robb.
Virtual festival goers from Australia will have exclusive access to 3 short films: DreamWorks Animation’s short animation titled TO: GERARD directed by Taylor Meacham, the French revenge story titled THE SAVERINI WIDOW directed by Loïc Gaillard, and a short documentary investigating plastic pollution titled THEY KEEP QUITE SO WE MAKE NOISE directed by Marlena Skrobe.
The ten-day online screening will conclude with the announcement of winner’s selected by the MSFF team and guest juries: David Rusanow (director and cinematographer) for the Best Short Film category, Lydia Rui (writer and director) for the Best Short Documentary category, and Evan McInnes (animator, director and designer) for the Best Short Animation category.
Tickets will be available starting 14 April 2021, with three different options: a one time ticket purchase of A$14 to access the MSFF 2021, a monthly subscription of A$7.99 or yearly subscription of A$65 for access to MSFF 2021 and unlimited access to FILMPIXS content. The subscription options include a 7 days free trial.
Films with foreign language will be screened with English subtitles, and accessible via www.filmpixs.com. FILMPIXS is also available via iOS App Store, Android Google App, and other devices.
For more information on the festival, please check www.melbourneshortfilmfestival.com.