Cohuna to host festival

June 12, 2017

The Eleven O'Clock: Josh Lawson is an actor, screenwriter and producer on one of the director's choice films being showed at Cohuna next month.

THE St Kilda Film Festival is coming back to Cohuna.

As part of its Victorian tour, the oldest publicly-owned film festival will showcase the best films from this year’s event at the Cohuna memorial hall on July 7.

Two programs will be screened — the award winners program, showcasing films voted the best in their category and the director’s choice program, films handpicked by festival director Paul Harris.

‘‘The Victorian rural towns get the bonus of seeing the best of the best short films in the various categories,’’ Mr Harris said.

‘‘It is a one-stop shop for great short films. The directors of these films are the ones that will be putting together feature films and TV shows in a few years.’’

Mr Harris said it was important to give rural towns the opportunity to see world-class short films.

‘‘You aren’t normally spoilt for choice out in towns like Cohuna so it is great we can keep bringing these events to places like that,’’ he said.

‘‘I always say to people ‘if you don’t like a short film you just have to wait five or 10 minutes and something else will come on’.

‘‘It is exciting to see people’s interest in our festival and the great films we have on offer this year.

‘‘We are extremely proud of the young film makers and by doing the Victorian tour we are giving the films the oxygen they deserve.’’

Tickets are $15. For details, go to www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au

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