Press release from Limelight PR

Prizewinning films and stand out favourites from this year’s St Kilda Film Festival’s Top 100 Australian shorts will embark on a national tour next month. Visiting 37 destinations in all states and territories from July to September, the tour will showcase 16 of the best films across two sessions.

From Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra to Winton, Deniliquin, Queenstown, Mt Gambier, Port Fairy, Karratha and Katherine – the St Kilda Film Festival tour won’t miss anyone.

Straight from scooping the Festival’s top prize for Best short Film is Tomorrow, directed by Simon Portus, produced by David Curzon and staring Leah Purcell. The film tells a compelling story about the meeting of a country town teenager and a businesswoman on her way to Brisbane. Simon Portus also picked up the Best Director gong for the film, but the accolades didn’t stop there – lead actress, Laura Davies walked away with the Best Actor award.

Audiences Australia-wide will also get the chance to see the Best Animation winner, Ink. Directed and animated by Justine Wallace, the stylised animation follows the search for a lost toy, a stolen childhood and a girl spray-painting the streets.

This year’s program also features Australian talent known to local audiences; Gemma Lee’s The Wake which stars Angus Sampson and Pippa Black recently took the Best of the Fest Audience Favourite awards at Palm Springs. Meanwhile, Abe Forsythe brings another favourite to the slate – the one minute short Tomorrow (GPS) staring Emma Lung and Henry Nixon.

Shot in WA Helmut’s House is a unique documentary recounting filmmaker, Jess Dickenson’s encounter with an 89 year old Helmut, an original character leading a truly unconventional lifestyle in the wilderness. Living alone and remote for nearly 40 years in a hand-built house on the bed of one of the largest rivers in the country, Helmut was wearing only a loin cloth when she arrived.

These films will screen in two sessions at each destination.

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