The fourth annual Fleurieu Film Festival is being held this weekend in the stunning grounds of S.C. Pannell winery at McLaren Vale.
Judging has been completed for the record number of short film submissions which feature the theme for the 2019 festival – Climate Change – Hot Topic/Kool Films. Ten short films will be competing for over $20,000 in prizes which will be presented after the screening. The finalist films include 5 world premieres which have been specifically made for screening at FFF. This is a great outcome for the Festival which seeks to stimulate filmmaking in the region and encourage creative thinking and purpose.
The Awards Night screening tonight will be held in the grounds of S.C. Pannell, and will kick off with live music by the instrumental surf punk band The Young and the Wrestlers who promise ‘to go off like tacquito in the desert’!
From 6.30 pm patrons will be able enjoy the best of local produce and award-winning wines from S.C. Pannell, the 2015 Australian Winemaker of the Year.
Tomorrow there will be a Filmmakers Forum – How to Become a Filmmaker in 4 Hours – from 11 am – 3 pm which will be presented in conjunction with industry partners and which reflects the commitment of FFF to stimulate and engage young people in the region with screen technologies and ideas.
Previous festivals have sold out as capacity crowds enjoyed the live entertainment, magnificent locations, delicious food and delectable wines and especially the talents of the filmmakers in the program. It is a ‘feast for the senses’ under the stars and a celebration of the region.
The Fleurieu Film Festival is generously supported by many local businesses and a range of sponsors including the City of Onkaparinga, S. C. Pannell Wines, Novatech, South Australian Film Corporation, University of South Australia and Best FX.
Saturday 9 February, 6.30 pm – 11.00 pm FILM SCREENING and AWARDS S.C. Pannell Wines, 60 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale Tickets
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