Feature image via John Morton
More than a year and a half after losing her home and farm in the devastating fires of January 2020, award-winning community champion and Kangaroo Island resident Sabrina Davis has collaborated with Smart Future Creative to foster island spirit and celebrate local talent with a new initiative: The Humans of Kangaroo Island Film and Literature Festival.
Set to hit the Parndana Town Hall on 8-10 October 2021, the festival aspires to give stage and opportunity to talented islanders and fulfill the ultimate goal of the Humans of Kangaroo Island project—to uplift, inspire, and connect the community through the power of storytelling.
Held in the “heartland” of Kangaroo Island, Parndana, for its first year, the three-day festival is dedicated to the authors, filmmakers and business owners who have experienced and recorded the tough recovery process of the fires, the impacts of COVID-19, and the difficulty of living with a mental or physical illness.
Attendees are in for a packed schedule, beginning on Friday, October 8. Over the three days, the festival will showcase a series of locally produced short films and documentaries, book readings, poetry readings, guest speakers, as well as a variety of fun activities for all ages.
The artists participating in the festival include KI’s young Isaac Doman, publishing house owner and author Margi Prideaux, and children’s author Becky Westbrook. To create an interactive and involved atmosphere, all participants will be on stage for short audience Q&As following their screenings or performances. More details about the specific itinerary can be found on the Humans of Kangaroo Island website.
KI Film festival coordinator and founder of Humans of Kangaroo Island, Sabrina Davis, is enthusiastic about the 2021 event. “I am extremely proud of the local line up of filmmakers and writers at this festival. It has been my dream for a while, especially after the devastation of the fires and the double hit with Covid-19 for our community, to get the island together and celebrate who we are.
Humans of Kangaroo Island is giving you and a friend the chance to score free tickets to the festival, as well as two ferry passes. Simply visit the Humans of Kangaroo Island website and register your details for your chance of winning.
Two lucky winners will receive:
2 x Festival Weekend Passes
2 x Return Ferry Fares (including a car transfer)
Food and drink will be available each day for purchase in the foyer upon arrival. Make sure you arrive early to learn more about the Humans of Kangaroo Island project and hear some of the wonderful stories of local residents.
All tickets are already available from the Humans of Kangaroo Island website. Part of the proceeds from the festival will be donated towards yet another community initiative as Humans of Kangaroo Island strives to make an impact.
For those who require assistance with online bookings or prefer to pay in cash, tickets are available from the Junction Community Centre and the Kangaroo Island Business Hub in Kingscote.
For the full competition terms and conditions, and to register for your chance to win free tickets, click here!
Buy your tickets for the Humans of Kangaroo Island Film and Literature Festival here!
For more information, contact Sabrina Davis of Humans of Kangaroo Island: [email protected]