Five days, 7 sessions and about 80 films. There is something for everyone at this year’s Fifth Annual Setting Sun Film Festival. This year we are showing films from the UK, America, Spain and the Middle East in addition to our regular program of awesome films by some of Melbourne’s best filmmakers. Download our free program and read all about the 2018 filmmakers and each program.
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THURSDAY, 26th April
OPENING NIGHT AND AWARD CEREMONY
THE GOLDEN SUNSET PROGRAM
Hosted by Janet McLeod, from Cinema Fiasco
Doors Open to public 7pm
Launched by the Maribyrnong Mayor Cr. Cuc Lam. Screening of films by some of our winners and finalists. Program includes docos, dramas, comedies and animation. Concludes with the presentation of trophies to the winners of our competition. Price includes a free glass of sparkling wine and popcorn.
Independent made in Australia feature film program
Trench, a film directed by Paul Anthony Nelson
Doors Open 6.45pm
Followed by Q and A with filmmakers. Hosted by Stig Wemyss
Free drink on arrival. Great little Melbourne film written and directed by some talented filmmakers from Melbourne's independent film making scene.
Free program but you must still book your seats. A screening of films made by high school student aspiring filmmakers from Footscray City College, Scotch College, University High, and Susanne Cory Highschool.
The Rouge MA15+ (sponsored by Film Art Media)
Female Filmmaker program. Best Film By a Female Filmmaker Award and $1000 presented by Sue Maslin. Filmmakers include recipients of Screen Australian Gender Matters Initiative. Films include docos, drama, comedies, and animation. Program also includes films by festival finalists Emma Buglisi, Sarah-Jayne Woulahan, and Claudia Holmes.
General short film session of shorts, comedies, animation and drama. Highlights include films by former finalists Andrew Rob and Westside Shorts organiser Tom Vogel; local creatives Trade Creative, and Footscray Community Arts Centre; and the 2017 Cairo Best Short Film Winner. Look out for Rachel Griffiths.
The Rising Sun Program (sponsored by Victoria University)
A screening of films by the Top Ten Victoria University Secondary School Masterclass winners and presentation to winner of Best Film Secondary Student. Host Stig Wemyss. Schools include Scotch College, Williamstown High, Footscray City College, Kardinia International College, Susanne Cory High School, Wesley College, and Perth Modern School.
The Western Sun
Short film session of comedies, animation, and drama by award winning filmmakers Nelson Dean, James Vinson and Patrick O’Mahoney.
Short film session of comedies, animation, and drama featuring films by award winning filmmakers Jary Nemo, Robert P. Fantozzi and Conor A. Woods; and finalist Alex Cook and Adrian Lambert.
Short film session of comedies, animation, and drama featuring films by some talented tertiary students and finalists. Festival conclusion