A world premiere of a black and white feature film shot in Melbourne, a film about a woman who creates the perfect soulmate robot, a documentary about a UFO sighting in Westall and an Iranian film about the Israeli army practise of roof knocking, these are some of the films that will screen in the fifth annual Setting Sun Film Festival 26-30 April at the Sun Theatre Yarraville.
With seven programs, five days and 80 films, there is something for everyone including the popular female filmmakers’ program, The Rouge, a free program of films made by secondary school students and a diverse program of films that include animations, drama, comedy, horror, documentaries and experimental.
The festival will feature several films from America, UK, and the Middle East and will proudly premiere its first feature length film, Trench, made by Melbourne filmmakers Paul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings.
The festival will kick off with an Opening Night program hosted by Cinema Fiasco’s Janet McLeod and will feature films by finalists and conclude with an Award presentation. The winners in the short film competition will be revealed prior to the opening Night. The finalists comprise a record number of female filmmakers.
A brief overview of the festival is listed here as well the official 2018 festival program with sponsor notes and detailed information on the filmmakers and the programs.
The Setting Sun Film Festival is the largest and premier short film festival in Melbourne’s west, attracting talented, quality filmmakers from Melbourne and beyond. We’re proud of our record in showing some of Australia’s best and award winning filmmakers. In 2017 we sold out all sessions screened over four days.