The Setting Sun Short Film Festival is the largest short film festival in the west. It is a filmmakers’ film festival and competition that provides Maribyrnong and the western suburbs with its own premier short film festival. It started off five years ago as a community festival, promoting the large film making community living in Melbourne’s western suburbs but has grown significantly to become one of Melbourne’s biggest short film festivals attracting not only Melbourne’s top short film filmmakers but filmmakers from Australia and around the world, many of whom have flown in to pick up their awards. The festival is generously supported by a wide range of organisations.
There are three main categories for films to be entered:
western suburbs: comprising the bulk of awards to be given to filmmakers submitting films who live in the west OR don’t live in the west but have shot their film here
metropolitan: comprising all films not shot in the west or by westie filmmakers
open: Animation, Best Acting Performance overall, People’s Choice.
The best films submitted will form the basis of the festival. They will screen at The Sun Theatre over a period of four days, 27-30 April 2017. The festival has been created by Anna Bourozikas from Poppy Kat Media.