This year, the St Kilda Film Festival, which runs May 19 to 28, will present four new specialty programs in addition to their infamous Top 100 shorts.

The first new strand will be the Fandor International Showcase, a co-curated program by 2016 special guest Jonathan Marlow from the American subscription movie viewing service Fandor, which showcases award-winning films beyond the mainstream offering.

Taking a step back in time, the festival is showcasing a collection of vintage comedy with the Nostalgia program in partnership with the National Sound and Film Archive. The program features cult comedy Terror Lostralis; a film classic directed by David Shepherd starring Tracey Harvey and Jack Charles, as well as short film Buckeye and Pinto.

The festival is also hosting an Indigenous retrospective, featuring short films by well-respected Indigenous directors such as Tracey Moffatt, Warwick Thornton and musician Richard Frankland.

Finally, the festival has also teamed up with Palm Springs International ShortFest for a specially curated program from the 2015 Festival.

The full festival program including Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition, the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition and free filmmaker development program will be announced Wednesday 27 April. So make sure you bookmark the festival’s website.


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