Women directors to be celebrated at upcoming film festival
WOMEN film directors will be celebrated at this year’s North Bellarine Film Festival, which will be screened from November 15 to 17.
Sponsors and supporters turned out to help celebrate the program launch of the 2019 North Bellarine Film Festival at the Potato Shed at the weekend.
Attendees included NBFF director Vic Ryall, City of Greater Geelong councillor Jim Mason, committee members and David King, the curator of the Experimental+Animation+Avant-Garde Program.
The festival will show an extra feature film at the three-day event this year.
The six feature films will be shown at the festival hub, the Black Box Theatre in the Potato Shed, along with a program of short films.
An animation, experimental and avant-garde film program will be screened at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House.
The festival will open on Friday, November 15 at 7pm with a red-carpet reception followed by the British film, The Party, written and directed by Sally Potter.
The winning entry of the festival’s inaugural Young Emerging Filmmaker Award will be shown before the feature film.
Shakespeare in Tokyo, written and directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith, will lead a line-up of free short films by women directors on Saturday, November 16 at 10am.
Another female director, Ash Mayfair, wrote and directed the Vietnamese production, The Third Wife, that will be shown after the shorts program at 1.30pm.
It will be followed by a special screening of Black Garden, a production by local filmmakers, Shaun Wilson and Tammy Honey.
A function will be held before the film, followed by the screening at 4.30pm.
The Danish film, The Guilty, will be shown at 8pm.
The French film, Sink or Swim, will be shown on Sunday, November 17 at 10am, followed by a second line-up of free short films at 2pm.
The Japanese film, Shoplifters, will close the festival with a 6pm screening.
The free animation, experimental and avant-garde shorts, curated by local award-winning filmmaker, David King, will be shown at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House at 2pm.
Tickets for all feature films, including the opening night reception, will go on sale in September at the Potato Shed Box Office in Drysdale and at all City of Greater Geelong Customer Service Centres.
Credit Card sales are available by phone on 5251 1998.
A ticketing link is also available at geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed.
Festival information is available at all service centres and the Black Box Theatre or at northbellarinefilmfestival.org.
The full program of short films will be announced in October.