Friday, June 7, 2024
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St Kilda Festival 2024 : Launched!

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Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, St Kilda Film Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on exceptional films by both emerging talent and short works by accomplished industry professionals.

This year, the opening night launch event was held at St Kilda’s second oldest theatre, THE ASTOR THEATRE!

As the crowds shuffle in, on an otherwise cold Melbourne night, the screen was lowered in the main theatre, for the official festivities.

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2024 marks the 40th year of the film festival and The Toorak Times sent their lead photographer, Lord Murray Schoorman of Peak Hour Images along to capture the VIP’s in attendance.

Among the first to arrive at the event, was the City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr. Heather Cunsolo and her ward councilor, Cr. Andrew Bond.

CoPP Mayor Heather Cunsolo with Cr. Andrew Bond (Pic: Peak Hour Images)
CoPP Mayor Heather Cunsolo with Cr. Andrew Bond (Pic: Peak Hour Images)

Each year the Festival welcomes submissions to Australia’s Top Short Film Competition, showcasing the finalists in the Festival program. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards® qualifying event. Award-winning films from the Festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.

A short roll call of filmmakers whose earliest works found a home at St Kilda Film Festival include:

  • Adam Elliot (Harvey Crumpet)
  • Matt Saville (Noise)
  • Kriv Stenders (Red Dog)
  • Cate Shortland (Somersault)
  • Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star)
  • Richard Lowenstein (Dogs In Space)

St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening a diverse selection of short films from around the country alongside a rich program of international showcases, special screenings and events, plus Australia’s largest free Filmmaker Development Program.

The festival also supports youth filmmakers and incorporates the Under The Radar Short Film Competition into the Festival program.

For a full list of all films during the festival, please visit All Films | SKFF (

Grab your tickets for all sessions, including special events, for an amazing day or night out.

General Sessions

Regular screenings: $16.50

First Nations Storytellers: $20

Under the Radar: $10

International Family Animation Explosion: $5 Adults

Awards Ceremony: Free entry (Booking required due to limited space)

Big Picture sessions: Free entry (Booking required due to limited space)

Children aged 0-15: Free entry (Booking required due to limited space)

The festival passes give film buffs the ultimate festival experience. Valid for 4, 6 or all sessions at the Alex Theatre, guarantee yourself a spot at your favorite screenings!

Festival passes are only valid for screenings at the Alex Theatre. They are not valid for Opening Night on Thursday 6 June 2024.

4 session pass$60

6 session pass$85

Festival pass: $100 (Access to all sessions at the Alex Theatre)

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