Australia’s Best Lead Actress is coming to Stellar

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One of the world’s brightest up-and-coming stars — and the winner of the 2018 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress for her role in Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black — Angourie Rice is the very definition of an actor with a stellar future, and she’s joining Matt Day as a guest judge at the Stellar Short Film Festival 2019.

Angourie, pictured, will be in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, with recent features including Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jasper Jones, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled alongside Nicole Kidman, and The Nice Guys opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

From a creative family, Angourie first came to industry attention at just 11 years old with her lead role in the short film Transmission, for which she won a Best Actress award at St Kilda Film Festival.

Stellar is a premium, outdoor short film festival showcasing 12 of the best award-winning Australian short films from 2018, with Best Film and Runner-Up winners selected by the panel of industry judges and a Best Performance award sponsored by the Frankston Arts Centre.

A host of other well-known Australians will be at Stellar, including actors Michael Caton, Cassandra Magrath and Scott Major, plus director David Parker, with more exciting announcements to come.

General admission ticket-holders can relax with music from a DJ or wander around the park before enjoying the films and their gourmet picnic pack — all included in the ticket price — which caters for vegans, vegetarians and also gluten-free requirements. 

Available for purchase are premium beverages from Dromana Estate, Dainton Brewery, Ten Sixty One, Roseade, and Bass & Flinders, and snacks including gourmet popcorn, poffertjes, choc tops, and coffee.

VIP ticket-holders will indulge in a cocktail-style dinner party in the indoor gallery before the screenings, plus receive a gourmet showbag of treats, reserved seating, and an invitation to the Stellar after-party.

Stellar is proudly supported by Frankston City Council and major sponsor Illumin8, the Mount Eliza accounting firm with a whole lot of personality. Follow Stellar on Facebook and Instagram for more announcements @stellarshortfilmfestival Tickets are on sale now from

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