Above: Michala Banas, Toby Truslove and Ditch Davey appear on stage at Shorts Relief to present a block of films and series at the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne
Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires was a curated festival of short film and web series in support of Victoria’s wildlife and other bushfire related charities, run on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The program consisted of comedy, drama, documentary and animation short films and web series, featuring an array of Victorian talent from the big and small screens, and was held at one of Melbourne’s most iconic cinema venues – the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne.
Produced by Incognita Enterprises in conjunction with The Lost Artist and Melbourne WebFest, this bushfire fundraising event was a celebration of some of the best short form screen content available from Victorian filmmakers, showcased in an afternoon and evening of screenings, talks and and entertainment featuring special guests from the worlds of film and television, bushfire relief work and more.
As March 8, 2020 was also International Womens’ Day, the program was curated to include a large selection of films and series featuring female directors, producers, writers, actors and other creatives, to highlight the impressive contribution that women make to our creative screen industry.
Films and series were curated by our core organising committee, who all come from film festival curation, film and webfest jury and industry awards’ jury backgrounds, as well as suggestions from various recognised short film festivals and industry award organisations from around Victoria.
We are very grateful to all the filmmakers who made their work available to screen for this event, creating a smorgasbord of award-winning, binge-worthy and all-round innovative independent home-grown talent. Twenty nine short films & web series were screened over the day with many of the filmmakers in attendance.
VIDEO GALLERY OF THE EVENT:
Official Highlights video & Thank You video:
Special Guest Presenter & Filmmaker videos in support of Shorts Relief:
(Blue Heelers, Spartacus)
(Kenny, Brother’s Nest)
(McLeod’s Daughters, Upper Middle Bogan)
(Dora & the Lost City of Gold, The Matrix Trilogy)
GOODALL & GALLAGHER
OFFICIAL SPONSORS & PARTNERS
The following businesses and organisations generously donated their time, services and resources to help make this event possible and we sincerely thank them for their support.
SELECTED PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT
We would like to thank our fantastic official photographers from the day – Adam J Marsh and Lisa Saad – for snapping our guests and attendees at the media wall and around the venue and include the photos they and others took from the day below.
Huge thanks also to Event Partner – Full de Bloom – for donating the beautiful pink rose Media Wall in celebration of International Women’s Day.
For a full round up of the event, visit the official website here: https://shortsrelief.com/