colin the dog premieres at st kilda

Very proud to have been at the St Kilda Film Festival on Saturday 26 May to see the world premiere of Colin the Dog’s Fabulous Midnight Adventure and Another Story, which screened as part of Australia’s Top 100 Short Films. It was great catching up in Melbourne with some of the crew: director Grant Scicluna, producer Jiao Chen, cinematographer Francesco Biffone, actor Matthew Withers and composers/sound designers Groove Quantize.

I mentioned in a previous post that two other films written and directed by Grant were also selected to screen at St Kilda. One was Golden Girl, which I saw for the first time at the festival and found incredibly moving. The other, The Wilding (produced by Jannine Barnes), won the SBS Award at the festival’s closing ceremony, meaning that the film will be screening nationally on SBS soon.

Grant, Jannine and Franc with SBS Award and pizza:

If you’re in Sydney in June, you can catch The Wilding at the Sydney Film Festival, where it’s screening as one of ten finalists in this year’s Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. It’s worth checking out – SFF Hub Producer, Mathieu Ravier, has listed The Wilding as one of his Top 5 recommendations for the festival this year.

Screenings of the film are on Saturday 16 June at 2.30pm and Sunday 17 June at 12.00pm. Both sessions are at Event Cinemas on George Street in the CBD. Grant is also taking part in a free “Expert Talks” panel discussion featuring the 2012 Dendy Awards Filmmakers on Sunday 17 June from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at the Sydney Film Festival Hub, Lower Town Hall. I’ll be there to see him impart his cinematic wisdom — hope to see you there too.

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