Film festival a sell-out

By Cobram Courier

The St Kilda Film Festival returned to the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall at the weekend in a sell-out presentation.

Audience members came from all parts of the shire to enjoy the event, which was presented by Moira Arts and Culture Inc.

‘‘The program of 12 short films from this year’s St Kilda Film Festival showcased an eclectic selection from the next generation of emerging filmmakers from across the country,’’ Mac Inc. treasurer Lou Hamon said.

‘‘What they all had in common was a fresh, innovative approach to film-making that informed and entertained the crowd and each film was duly greeted by applause from the captivated audience.’’

The films included documentaries, animation, drama and comedy.

The audience was treated to a drink and nibbles on arrival, and the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall Committee provided a delicious supper at interval.

Mac Inc’s next presentation is a performance in the Café Culture Series by Dr Crask and His Swinging Elixir.

A seven-piece band is guaranteed to get audience members on their feet as it plays songs from the 1930s and ’40s made famous by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.

The performance will be on Friday, August 24 at 8pm at the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall.

It will be followed by the annual Art Fest on September 22 and 23.

Twenty taster workshops will offer lacemaking, spinning, mosaics, drawing, painting, quilting, pottery, photography, woodwork and much more.

Mac Inc. has a colourful and exotic end-of-year treat planned when it presents Bollywood as part of the Cafe Culture Series.

The show offers traditional Indian music featuring table, sitar and vocals, as well as classical Indian dance.

Bollywood will be presented on Friday, November 9 in the Strathmerton Hall.