The Setting Sun Film Festival celebrates the best filmmakers from around Victoria and indeed the world. In seven years, we’ve grown from being a small community festival to the largest film festival in the West and one of the biggest in Melbourne.
Our 2019 festival screened over 100 films. We screened films from China, America, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, UK, Cuba and South Korea.
In 2020 we will deliver a seven-day festival that will include an independently made Australian feature film, a women’s program sponsored by renowned producer Sue Maslin, a youth program sponsored by Victoria University, a broad range of short films in all genres, a forum and masterclasses.
We embrace cultural diversity, being one of the first mainstream festivals to introduce awards and programs reflecting the reality of our culturally diverse society. Over the years, filmmakers have entered films into these award categories exploring and highlighting themes of disability, gender identity, sexuality, religion, culture, indigenous and age, in narrative and documentary films. This section has grown considerably over the years. Of the 104 films we screened in 2019, 43 explored culturally diverse themes. This year’s 11 opening night films, included four subtitled films, six directed by women and six were by people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We’ve done all this by working hard and delivering clever marketing. We want to give your brand the deluxe treatment through a diverse package. Let us help you get closer to the West’s urban, sophisticated community. We screen at the number one cinema in the West, the Sun Theatre Yarraville.
If you’d like to become a Setting Sun Film Festival sponsor, please fill out this contact form and we will contact you.