Short Films with Big Stories

Filed in Just In by September 12, 2018

THIS year’s Scone Film Festival will feature a series of award winning short Australian films rarely seen outside of metropolitian areas.

There are eight short films ranging from four to fifteen minutes in duration and covering animation, drama, comedy and even a music video.

Catherine Boulton, president of Scone Films said it will be like a ‘pick and mix’ selection.

“Everybody gets to have a little taste of a lot of films, so if you don’t like something it won’t take long and something you do like will be on,” said Ms Boulton.

“It’s not high-brow, they are all films that a broad range of people can appreciate, related to or know someone who has had a similar experience,” she said.

“One of the films is an animation, Lost Property Office, which won the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Award for animation and was also nominated for an Academy Award will be screening here, which we are really thrilled about,” she said.

“Another film called Mrs McClutcheon has won 25 awards around the world, so we are really thrilled to have it screening at the Festival also,” she said.

The Scone Film Festival is now in it’s tenth year, having begun with an offer by a local filmmaker to screen his film and establish a film festival in Scone.

“The first time we did it, it was a surprise, because I’d never been to a film festival before, but Mark Shields who lived in Merriwa at the time played his film A Pretty Penny and we also played Mirror Mirror, which was directed by John Winter, who produced the Rabbit Proof Fence,” she said.

“We started with just one day of screening, but now we have the Saturday which is more social and the Sunday encore which is more relaxed,” she said.

“If you haven’t been the tenth year is a great opportunity to come along and watch films you otherwise might not see,” Catherine Boulton said.

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