Bondi Short Film Festival has well and truly established itself as a cult cinematic event. In fact the matinee session has already sold out, even before the fourteen finalists have been announced!*
The judges may well be a drawcard. Festival director Francis Coady has assembled an illustrious list including Beautiful Kate writer/director Rachel Ward, actor Damon Gameau (Underbelly, Balibo), writer/director David Caesar (Prime Mover), filmmaker Gracie Otto (3 Blind Mice) and Filmink editor Dov Kornits. Triple J’s Robbie Buck will be mc-ing the event, with a gourmet barbecue and well stocked bar available for patrons.
For filmmakers, there are even more delicious treats to enjoy. Prizes for best film, cinematography, actor, script, music and design include a trip to the USA, $3000 and a wine soaked weekend away in the Hunter Valley. Plus the accolades from local film fans, as well as potential sunburn courtesy of Bondi Beach.
Summer may not officially be upon us come November 28, but the Bondi Short Film Festival promises to kick off the season in cinematic style.
*Update: check out the list of finalists here.
For your diaries: 28 November 2009
Published on Concrete Playground.