Watch out Hollywood Victoria's budding film makers are set to shine in the fourth annual Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival this Saturday. Up and coming filmmakers will be screening their own films in a special outdoor movie screening at Cameo Outdoor Cinema. The open air cinema will provide an exciting venue for the event.
Mater Christi student Eden Carrel, with her short film "Should Time Really Matter", is one of 11 finalists. The 17-year-old produced the flick for a school assignment in just one week, including composing and performing the music. I wrote the music first and then I had the idea in my head, she said. It took a couple of days to shoot and then a couple of days to put together.
Students worked from the theme: place, space, time.
You could branch off, so I went with the importance of time to different people, Eden said. The main character, played by her brother, is running after time, trying to catch up with it. Eden is nervous about putting her work before an audience at the outdoor movie event.
But it's really exciting, she said.
The competition was open to film makers aged up to 30. Eden was one of the youngest finalists.
Festival director Tilla Buden said audiences could sneak a peek at Australian film's future at these outdoor films.
And it's a crazy, beautiful, cheeky and inspiring future we're looking at, she said. We've unearthed some unique stories, a ridiculously talented young comedic actor-producer, and, of course, a plunder of brilliant young filmmakers.
The judging panel included Clayton Jacobson, who directed the award winning Australian film Kenny. Awards include a $500 prize for the best film from a Shire of Yarra Ranges resident, $1000 for the best film and a Best Under-18 Filmmaker award.
The outdoor movie event will include a twilight market, roaming performers, a garden party and a screening of the Little Big Shots kids' film festival at Burrinja Theatre. The films will screen at Cameo Outdoor Cinema, 1628 Burwood Highway, Belgrave, on Saturday 21 February, from 1pm til late.
Ticket prices range from $13 to $17.30.
20 February 2009
Young Victorian filmmakers under 30
Heading into its fourth year in 2009, the Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival is a unique voice in the crowd of film festivals across the country. A vibrant celebration of film culture, the focus of BDYFF is on artistic excellence and innovation rather than just participation, resulting in an annual showcase of the best original short films from emerging young filmmakers. The BDYFF committee searched across the State to bring you the best short films from emerging Victorian filmmakers aged under 30 they have emerged with an eclectic and brilliant shortlist of 11 home grown films, for your viewing pleasure.
Full details are available from www.bdyff.org.au, by calling 9754 8723 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Ferntree Gully, Belgrave Mail. Read full article at: http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/70281