Kai Smythe is looking forward to the 2017 Peninsula Short Film Fest (February 3-5). The 2016 winner will, however, play a completely different role 12 months on from his win.
This year Kai is designing a Mercedes-Benz photo booth for the event, based on his artwork. Festival goers will be able to snap a selfie with Kai in the booth and share via social media. It is shaping up, Kai says, to be “a lot of fun”. “I’ll be making it myself,” he explains. “I’m a set builder as well as a filmmaker. The photo booth will be made in the style of my films.”
The 2017 Peninsula Short Film Fest is gearing up to be an extravaganza. A star studded line-up of guests will head to the Village Green in Rosebud including Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child), Sigrid Thornton, Lachy Hulme (Offspring), Nicole Da Silva (Wentworth), Shane Jacobson (The Dressmaker, Kenny) and Director Wayne Blair (Redfern Now, The Sapphires).
PSFF runs across three days in February with a bumper program including:
Friday, February 3, 2017 – PSFF Opening Night @ Rosebud Cinema ($30 per person), 7.30pm – 10.30pm:
Opening Night Party tickets include drinks, finger food and a movie. Rub shoulders with the stars for the launch of PSFF and network with filmmakers. Tickets limited, bookings: Rosebud Cinema on 5981 2555 or www.peninsulacinemas.com.au under Coming Soon.
Saturday, February 4 – Peninsula Short Film Fest @ Village Green, Rosebud,
4pm – 10.30pm (films screen from 7pm):
This is the big show (free entry, no BYO). Up to 20 shortlisted films will be screened and judged live on the night by a panel of celebrity judges. Entertainment starts at 4pm, films screened from 7pm. Shortlisted films will compete for a prize pool worth more than $30,000 including a first prize of $5000 cash, second prize $2500 cash, third prize $1250 and the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award $500 cash. After the event, join the official after party at Rosebud Hotel from 10.30pm.
Sunday, February 5 – PSFF Sunday Session. An Australian documentary & Q&A @ Rosebud Cinema ($25 per person) followed by a speed networking event, 2pm – 4pm:
PSFF Sunday Session will screen an Australian documentary. The screening will also feature an exclusive Q&A with the producer, writer and/or star of the film. Tickets limited, bookings: www.peninsulacinemas.com.au under Coming Soon.
PSFF entries are still open (December 9 early bird entries, December 30 for late entries). Enter via www.filmfreeway.com/festival/PeninsulaShortFilmFest or head to www.peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au for details.