This year we will be screening a 90 minute outdoor event at Kindred Studios at dusk, 22nd February 2019. Bring a picnic basket and a rug and enjoy some great films from our 2018 festival. We have selected a series of family friendly films (but not made for kids) for everyone to enjoy. This is a free event. Popcorn and ice cream sold by Scoopity Scoops. Alcohol free event. Sponsored by Kindred Studios and the Maribyrnong City Council.
How does the past affect the present? How has the city changed over the past 300 years? What do you remember from your ancestors? ArtLife animators use their memories and imaginations to create a digital image of what the future may become.
Director/Co-Director: David Pennay, Ester Tuddenham Producer: David Pennay
ArtLife animators are a passionate group of cross-disciplinary artists working at Foostcray Community Arts Centre – FCAC ArtLife. They draw from their life experiences and interest in the world around them. They are particularly interested in exploring the way in which graphic illustration, combined with analogue and digital animation, is unique and captures real time art making through media. Exhibiting artists include: Chelsea Michelle, Daniel Doherty, Daniel Munnery, Alisha O’Neill, Ester Tuddenham, Jay Euesden, Marco Avila, Paul Sunderland, Filippo Signorelli, Pamela Debrincat, Megan Hunter and Teagan Connor.
A man is a book room full of unidentified books. He has to piece the whole story together.
Director: Olivier Bonenfant Producer: Olivier Bonenfant / Filmonik
Melbourne Creative, spontaneous and energetic short films is what is driving Olivier Bonenfant since the beginning of this 15 year adventure in Directing for TV, VFX for feature films and the gaming industry and Motion Graphics for TV and advertising companies. Originally from Quebec, Olivier had the chance to shoot and screen short films in Canada, the USA, France, Belgium, Russia, Sweden and Madagascar as part of the Kino Movement and is now taking care of the Kino/Filmonik open filmmaking group in Melbourne, Australia.
Creative, spontaneous and energetic short films is what is driving Olivier Bonenfant since the beginning of this 15 year adventure in Directing for TV, VFX for feature films and the gaming industry and Motion Graphics for TV and advertising companies. Originally from Quebec, Olivier had the chance to shoot and screen short films in Canada, the USA, France, Belgium, Russia, Sweden and Madagascar as part of the Kino Movement and is now taking care of the Kino/Filmonik open filmmaking group in Melbourne, Australia.
Setting Sun Film Festival Best Secondary Finalist 2019 and Victoria University Masterclass Winner
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an experimental film, a narrative, a documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem Seven Billion written by the film director that won two national poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth). This film has won awards all around the world
Director/Producer: Radheya Jegatheva Radheya is a 1st year Bachelor of Commerce student at Curtin University in Western Australia. Radheya’s skill set cuts across a number of creative areas and he has won prizes for his creations in the fields of writing, poetry, art and film making, among others.
Along the Way – El Camino Documentary
Setting Sun Film Festival Best Documentary Winner 2018
Needing to start over, one woman undertakes a journey of nearly 900kms across Spain by foot, finding the things she needed all along.Director/Producer: Emma Buglisi Emma is a local in Yarraville, although it’s her giant dog Dutch most people know. She has a passion for visual storytelling and has been making films for over ten years.
Play Like a Girl Documentary
Setting Sun Film Festival Victoria University Masterclass Winner 2018
The love of AFL is stems deep in Aussie culture. In our school physical education classes, we are taught to play the game and on weekends we don our favourite team colours to cheer them on, but only recently have women have become part of the sport they hold dear. Outre’ Girl Studios is made up of five Year 9 girls, who want you to know what it’s takes to Play Like A Girl.
Directors: Olivia Hector / Caitlin Sheard / Emma Keily Producer: Millie Beswick-Wright / Brigit Ingram This is a joint directorial debut from Olivia Hector, Millie Beswick-Wright, Emma Keily, Caitlin Sheard and Brigit Ingram. They are Year 9 students from Footscray City College who have completed this project as part of their film elective unit, Hot Docs.
The Unspoken Rule Comedy
Setting Sun Film Festival Finalist Best Secondary and Victoria University Masterclass Winner
A comedic black and white silent film which follows a crime investigation to its entertaining and surprising finale.
Director/Producer: Con Coutis. This film won the Top Screen Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s People’s Choice Award. It has screened in the St Kilda Film Festival and at ACMI. Con Coutis completed VCE in 2017 at Scotch College where he was awarded the Scotch College Council Prize for Excellence in Drama 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Setting Sun Film Festival People’s Choice 2019, Setting Sun Film Festival Best Cultural Diversity
Aisha and her friends are planning a slumber party before they all start different high schools. Her mother, however, has other plans – forcing Aisha to stay with her grandmother for a week before she leaves for Somalia indefinitely.
Director: Ayan Yusuf Producer/Co-Producer: Ayan Yusuf, Ali Bore Dahe, Thi Nguyen Ayan Yusuf is a photographer and an emerging filmmaker from Melbourne. She specializes in creating images and films that question our living world and the way we all connect with it. She explores issues of race, identity and our overall interactions with one another.
My Little Life Comedy
Setting Sun and Sun Theatre Projectionist Highly Commended Award
A documentary produced by Tokyo Chuo Media about Nancy Matsuyama, a rising star in the world of competitive dollhouse making. Director: David Willing Producer: Amy Price Amy Elizabeth Price is an artist whose starring roles have garnered her international recognition with screenings and awards from Italy, USA and the UK. Her projects have screened on five continents at film festivals, universities and industry functions. In 2017, she began writing and producing, resulting in the comedy delight My Little Life, in which she also stars. She is currently developing a web series focusing on the wonderful world of ASMR.
A couple constructs a massive cardboard plane for their nephew…but when they take it for a test flight, they find themselves fighting off an entire squadron of enemies! They’ll need more allies to win this battle.
Director: Benoit McCullough Producer: Scott Burgess
Benoit is a Melbourne based Camera Department Nerd. With his production team at 54th Story, he has been directing music videos as well as short films created for timed film festivals, such as the 24 Hour Film Race as well as some themed competitions such as Straight 8.