Lorne Film is back THIS JULY !
Posted 11 July 2019
Lorne Film is back THIS JULY !
Screening Two World Premiere Feature Films
Lorne Film is back after a three-year hiatus July 26-28.
This year, the well-loved festival will exclusively showcase Australian independent films. TWO world premieres will be screened in its feature-length film program, as well as three short film sessions, an industry panel, and other events.
Lorne will be awash with filmmakers and creatives over the weekend, boosting the town’s winter tourism.
The films to premiere are Stringybark, created by Geelong students Ben Head and Ben Thompson, and Filterphonic, a musical drama created by respected Melbourne director Lee Galea. 21-year-old Director Ben Head and 20-year-old Cinematographer and Editor Ben Thompson are the creative minds behind Stringybark, a drama about criminal brothers Daniel and Ned Kelly. Both said they’re thrilled to have the opportunity to see their crowd-funded project come to life on the big screen.
“Stringybark is exclusively screening at Lorne Film, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it. The story of Ned Kelly has entertained audiences for more than 100 years but has often been romanticised with the passage of time. Our film focuses on the pivotal events that earned Ned his notoriety – the murder of police officers at Stringybark Creek”, says Ben Head.
Darren Markey, originally from Geelong, is a screenwriter and one of the founders of Lorne Film. Darren has worked alongside the likes of Oscar-nominated Tony Shaffer and acclaimed actress Diane Cilento. Darren is excited to host Lorne Film this year and says the future of Australian film is bright.
“We had three times the number of short film entries this year compared to the last festival in 2016, which is incredible. It’s great to see Australian independent film growing in a big way, and that filmmakers from all over the country wanted to be part of Lorne Film.
“The festival is about bringing people together in a celebration of Australian film and the beautiful location of Lorne. We’re expecting people to travel down from all over the state to experience and be part of Lorne Film’s return this year.”
The highly anticipated visual letter film 2040 directed by Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film), will screen at the festival for families and young people alike to enjoy. The only G-rated film of the festival explores what they year 2040 could be like if mankind were to embrace the eco-friendly solutions that are already available to improve the environment. 2040 will screen at Lorne Theatre at 2 pm on Saturday, July 27.
Nine feature films and a variety of short films will screen during the three-day festival. MoVida Lorne has partnered with Lorne Film to offer a Saturday night dinner and movie pass, which includes seven courses, wine and admission to Locusts for $85 per person.
A variety of other passes are also available.
For more information about the Lorne Film and to purchase tickets, see the website: https://lornefilm.com/.
Social media: @lornefilm