The buzz is building around this year’s Stellar Short Film Festival, to be held in the beautiful grounds of the McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin on Saturday, February 29.
Adults of all ages will enjoy the specially curated program, showcasing the best of the best current Australian short films. The Stellar 12 films chosen for 2020 include character-based fiction, real-life documentaries, and animation, covering such genres as comedy — lighthearted and black— thought-provoking dramas, and heart-warming tales of humanity.
There’ll be a host of film industry guest judges in attendance, with powerhouse women including award-winning American actor/writer/director Desirée Akhavan, of Girls fame, and Australian directors Sophie Hyde and Genevieve Clay-Smith joining Michael Caton, Stephen Curry, Rick Davies and Scott Major.
General admission ticket-holders can relax with music from DJ Nige or wander around the park before enjoying the films and their Finesse Catering gluten-free gourmet Buddha Bowl, which is included in the ticket price and caters for vegans/vegetarians.
Available for purchase are beer from Dainton Brewery, wines from Merricks General Wine Store, Roseade, gin from That Spirited Lot, and premium non-alcoholic Etch Sparkling, with snacks including gourmet doughnuts, choc tops, and coffee from Little Olive.
VIP ticket-holders will indulge in a cocktail-style dinner party in the indoor gallery, with drinks at the VIP bar before the screenings, and receive a showbag of goodies, reserved seating, and an invitation to the Stellar after-party. There are fewer than 50 VIP tickets left, so get on it fast at stellarshortfilmfestival.com.au
More than 1200 VIP and general admission guests are expected to attend the third instalment of this fantastic night under the stars.
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