When the Closing Night party draws to a close in Melbourne, the St Kilda Film Festival Tour prepares to kick off.

Travelling through a host of regional destinations, the Tour presents the highlights of the Festival at special screening events across the country.

Festival Director Paul Harris says, “The awesome shorts chosen for our Tour showcase offer audiences the opportunity to view some of the most innovative, cutting edge, inspiring and just plain entertaining work from Australia’s current crop of emerging filmmakers, who are literally taking the world by storm.”

The St Kilda Film Festival recognises that people outside of capital cities do not often have access to short films, particularly those of such high quality as those screened on the Tour. The Tour takes these films to destinations far and wide, and encourages filmmakers in these areas to enter their films into the Festival in future years.

It’s about giving a broad audience the opportunity to watch, discuss and create short films, maximising screening opportunities for the top films and filmmakers from the Festival and helping audiences in remote locations to access diverse screen culture.

Interested in hosting the St Kilda Festival Tour in your home town? Contact us at filmfest@portphillip.vic.gov.au to find out more.