Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde Film Program seeks entries
18 November @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm| Free
A new program associated with the North Bellarine Film Festival is now seeking entries from animation, experimental and avant garde filmmakers in the Geelong and District, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula regions.
For the first time, the festival – which held its inaugural edition at the Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale in November last year – will host an Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program in addition to its lineup of feature films and Australian narrative short films.
The program is being curated by Portarlington-based filmmaker and video artist David King whose international award-winning experimental art film EXIT screened at last year’s North Bellarine Film Festival.
King said he wanted the program to showcase local talent but stressed that filmmakers from outside the Geelong and District and Bellarine Peninsula regions were also welcome.
“I want to encourage local animators and those working in the experimental and avant garde fields of cinema,” he said.
“There are virtually no dedicated screening opportunities for experimental and avant garde filmmakers anywhere in Australia at the moment so this is a real opportunity.”
The program is also seeking work from video artists.
Several filmmakers from Melbourne, regional Victoria, Queensland, Europe, the UK and the USA have already entered films but the final selection will not be made until around the beginning of September.
In addition to curating the festival program, King is trialing a local screening series under the banner of Bellarine Screen Project in which he intends to showcase works by local, national and international filmmakers working in the experimental and avant garde fields.
“There are likely to be a lot more films than we can fit into the festival program. This will be an additional opportunity for them to be screened, ” he said.
The Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program is slated to screen at the Portarlington Neighborhood House on Sunday 18 November from approx 2.00pm to 4.30pm.
“Port Neighborhood House has excellent screening facilities. Having the program in Portarlington also means filmmakers and film lovers from Melbourne will be able to come across on the ferry on the day,” King said
The North Bellarine Film Festival hosted animation, VR and drone programs at this venue last year where King’s 2017 Geelong After Dark video project To The End Of Time was also screened.
Filmmakers and video artists wishing to find out more about the Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program or send entries can contact David King directly at
More information about the North Bellarine Film Festival can be found at https://www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org/