ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
21 - 30 May 2015
Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event - award-winning films from St Kilda Festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards section of the Oscars®.
Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of fascinating works that may not otherwise see the light of day. Exceptional films by emerging artists and short works by accomplished industry professionals are shown on the big screen, where they look their shiny best.
St Kilda Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening the Top 100 short film entries received each year alongside a rich program of new music videos, international short films, special screenings and events. Each year, the Festival also includes a Filmmaker Development Program and Industry Open Day.
Australia’s Top 100 prize pool totals over $40,000 in cash and in-kind craft awards, including a $10,000 prize for Best Short Film. Other prizes include Best Director, Best Achievement in Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Indigenous Film Making, Best Comedy and Best Achievement in Sound Post.
SoundKILDA Music Video Competition prizes are awarded in three categories: Best Music Video, Best Independent Music Video and Best Music Video – Animation. There is also a special audience award voted for and presented on the night of the screening.