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Program Overview

Thursday 18 - Saturday 27 May 2017

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Film Festival is one of Australia’s largest and oldest short film festivals. The Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of exceptional films by both emerging talent and accomplished industry professionals, competing for over $50,000 worth of prizes. This ten day event features a huge range of short films tailored to suit any film taste, plus a range of special screenings and events. 


What’s On Throughout The Festival

Australia’s Top 100 Short Films

Friday 19 May – Saturday 27 May

Australia’s 2017 Top 100 Short Films will be showcased over a number of screenings throughout the Festival week.  



Thursday 25 May

Australia’s only dedicated music video competition, SoundKILDA, celebrates and screens music videos the way they should be – loud and large on the big screen followed by an after party. 


Under the Radar (Free Event)

Wednesday 24 May

This category is solely dedicated to the outstanding work that is being produced by young filmmakers under 21 in Australia.


Tokyo Short Shorts

Monday 22 May and Saturday 27 May

St Kilda Film Festival is proud to host a specially curated program of films from the Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival, featuring incredible examples of fiction, animation and drama from cutting edge Japanese film makers


Vimeo Showcase

Sunday 21 May

Jeffrey Bowers, Curator of Staff Picks and On Demand at Vimeo and Writer and Curator of Vice Shorts, will join St Kilda Film Festival to present a session dedicated entirely to the best of Vimeo.


Special Events

In addition to the Festival’s traditional program, there are a number of special screenings throughout the event including:

Short Black: An Indigenous Short Film Retrospective
Graham Kennedy: The King of TV
Australia's Favourite Web Series
Family Screening
Trailer Music || - Free Event!
Into the Limelight - Free Event!

Filmmaker Development (Free Events / All Ages)

The Festival brings filmmakers together to explore and discuss their craft, forge new relationships and discover new resources. The Forum Series and the many networking events occur over the week allowing filmmakers to take the next step in their filmmaking career. 


Victorian Tour

Can’t get to St Kilda? Highlights from the 2017 Festival will tour throughout Victoria in June - August. Full tour program released in May 2017.