Short Flix Festival, 2018
Presented by Go Goldfields, Central Goldfields Shire and Building Better Regions Fund, and produced by Indimax Productions, Maryborough’s beautiful Paramount Theatre hosted the Short Flix Festival, What’s Your Story? October 13, 2018
The Short Flix Festival program engaged 10 young filmmakers from across the Central Goldfields Shire, all excited to bring their own stories to life on the silver screen, and celebrated their talents and achievements across a committed four month period. Under the expert guidance and mentorship of the professional film production company, Indimax Productions, this dedicated group of young people – aged 13 -20 participated in an intensive series of skill building workshops, weekend film shoots in locations across the shire ending in a big final editing weekend. They worked hard and built creative skills in all aspects of film making – scriptwriting, storyboarding, camerawork using professional equipment, directing, casting, costumes, set design, poster design, lights and sound; and many are now looking to future pathways in film and creative industries.
The Short Flix Festival highlights a series of nine short films, and includes a multitude of local support cast, including professional actors, community members, friends and family. Overall there were over 40 people directly involved in supporting the film makers – makeup, actors, props and catering, writing music soundtracks, performing the MC role for the evening and location scouting.
The Short Flix Festival, What’s Your Story evening was of celebration for young participants and all those who support them. They arrived in a limousine and were treated to a real red carpet premiere gala experience. The program was so successful with a sellout opening night, we added an extra school’s screening on Friday 12 October for Maryborough Education Centr, Highview College and Asteria Services; and another screening on Sunday to enable more people the opportunity it to see the films.
Thanks to the support and sponsorship by many local businesses, encouragement and participation certificates and prizes were awarded to all participants, and we look forward to following their creative futures.