Adelaide’s newest venue, the Frome Street Surf Life Saving Club (FSSLSC), will only be open for 4 exclusive nights – kicking off this Summer’s parties with the Shorts Film Festival, DJs, amazing drinks, relaxed dining and summer sounds.
Party goers are being encouraged to arrive early with local DJs joining Resident DJ Dexter to play twilight sets before the short film screenings commence from November 20-23 2014.
In an update to the program, people who arrive before 7pm will enjoy limited free entry as well as smooth summer sounds until after sunset. The Shorts Film Festival screenings will now start at 9.10pm each night.
On the weekend, the Frome Street Surf Life Saving Club will now open a few hours earlier at 3pm to allow visitors to enjoy a lazy weekend afternoon in the sun.
From 5pm each night and 3pm on weekends, visitors to the FSSLSC will be able to feel the sand between their toes as they sip on wines from Alpha Box and Dice and feast on Aussie Fish and Chips from the guys at Golden Gullet. The Golden Gullet is the brainchild of the enigmatic Maxwell Mason best known as the Maître D’ for Lola Pergola’s First Fruit Dinners.
DJs will play sets until just after 9pm when the short film screenings will commence. After the film screenings the Club will remain open until 1am. It marks a new era for the Festival, which will be held outdoors for the first time in its 11 year history, and hopes to attract a wider audience as a result.
FSSLSC Patrol Captain Ross Ganf said the changes to the program allowed the Club to set the right mood from the time the doors open.
“We want people to feel relaxed as soon as the walk onto the sand,” said Ross.
“Plans for the Club are shaping up well with the design to use the actual sand as its chief medium.
“We will literally make the seating from the sand so you can watch some of Australia’s hottest young film talent.
“We are creating more than just an outdoor cinema on the beach.
“It’s going to be like sitting in your own cinema sand castle. Super relaxed with amazing drinks and beats.
“Numbers will be limited so we’re advising people to either by a ticket in advance for automatic entry after 7pm or arrive early so they’re able to enjoy the whole night.”
For guaranteed entry, people can purchase a ticket to the Shorts film screening for $20 with limited free entry before 7pm and after 10.30pm.
The Shorts Film Festival team is excited about this year’s event which will still contain the key ingredients of previous festivals. They include bringing short film into a unique environment, celebrating storytelling and awarding filmmakers with a $50,000 prize pool.
Frome Street Surf Life Saving Club (FSSLSC) presents Shorts Film Festival 2014
Where: Corner Frome and Pirie Streets
Dates: November 20-23, 2014
Times: Club Opens at 5pm weekdays and 3pm on weekends. Short film screenings from 9.10pm to 11pm. DJs from doors open.
Entry: Limited Free Entry before 7pm and after 10.30pm. Guaranteed entry if you purchase a ticket for the Shorts screening – $20 each. Tickets here