Perry, Whoever Was Using This Bed and Young Labor headline St Kilda Film Fest

27 April, 2016 by Staff Writer

St Kilda Film Festival.


The St Kilda Film Festival has revealed its 2016 lineup with films including Perry, Whoever was Using This Bed and Young Labor leading the pack.

The Festival will kick off at the Palais Theatre with about 3,000 industry guests and film-lovers on the red carpet to sample a selection of the best shorts from the 2016 program. 

For the second year, the St Kilda Town Hall will be transformed into a cinema to host Australia’s top 100 short films, music videos, archival footage, international programs, youth screenings and an extensive filmmaker development program.

Festival Director Paul Harris said he was delighted to announce a world-class line up of short films created by some of Australia’s most talented filmmakers. 

Highlights from Australia’s Top 100 short film program include the world premiere of the Matt Day directed, Perry, starring Toby Schmitz, Ryan Johnson, Adrienne Pickering.

Perry tells the story of a drug dealer who outstays his welcome at a middle-class dinner party. 

The Victorian premiere of Radha Mitchell starrer Whoever Was Using This Bed, directed by Andrew Kotatko, shows a married couple woken by a mysterious phone call that begins an unsettling journey into love and fear.

The world premiere of Young Labor, starring Geraldine Hakewill and Taylor Ferguson and directed by Leon Ford, is a satire surrounding the world of politics, as shown through the passionate Youth division that is Young Labor.

Harvie Krumpet animator, Adam Elliot, will also be on hand to screen his latest film – Ernie Biscuit.

This is the story of a deaf Parisian taxidermist whose life is turned upside down when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

On Thursday 26 May, SoundKILDA will showcase the best music videos of local and international musicians created by many of the country’s most talented filmmakers. 

Some big name artists will grace the screens for SoundKILDA this year including Missy Higgins, Vance Joy, Boy & Bear and The Jezabels. 

Other special programs and screenings outside of the Top 100 program include Wild at Heart, a showcase of films created by artists across Melbourne and Victoria, the Under the Radar youth short film competition, the new edition of a Web Series program and more.

The Festival will also incorporate a free program for development of emerging filmmakers, where attendees can join workshops and couch conversations with names like Lee Matthews (Emo the Musical), Jannine Barnes (Downriver, The Wilding) and Adam Elliott (Harvie Krumpet).

The St Kilda Film Festival is produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip, and is Australia’s longest running publicly owned Short Film Festival with a prize pool that totals more than $50,000. 

Award-winning films from the St Kilda Film Festival will be eligible for consideration in the Oscars Short Film and Documentary Short Awards.