WEFF 16 Winners!

Our 8th WEFF was a fantastic celebration of short film and community vibes. Our pop up venue Rumpus Cinema welcomed almost 700 people for 2 sessions of 21 Australian shorts.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers who made the event happen on a beautiful Brisbane winter eve.

And congratulations to our Award winners for 2016!

Stay tuned for photographs coming soon…

Elly :: Best Film – Community

(As voted for by West End community representatives on the WEFF judging panel)

Award accepted by Lachlan Linton-Keane

Tom, a teenager on the brink of manhood, grapples with grief following his sister Elly’s death. As his fractured family mourns, Tom embarks upon a journey to purge himself of his guilt and understand the significance of their relationship. Will, Tom’s father, is tortured by the loss of his beloved daughter and his relationship with Tom deteriorates. Tom must reconcile with both his father and himself before he can hope to heal.

Award presented by Grill’d West End

Colours  :: Best Music Video

Project Montreal // Colours       3:39

Shot across many locations in Brisbane, consisting of over 6000 images. Using a Canon 5D3 with a 24-105mm lens, a tripod. Composited in After Effects and most work done in FCPX.

Award presented by BCC Gabba Ward Councillor Jonathon Sri

Pearl Eatts :: Indigenous Talent Award

For the film Kirrendirri (Producer)

In the late 1800’s murder and mayhem ruled in frontier Australia. On a property called Bladensburg outside of Winton several hundred locals were murdered and the bodies were burnt and pushed into a deep waterhole. The place is now called Skull Hole. Joslin and Pearl Eatts share their ancestors story.

Award presented by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad

Jack & Jill :: Best Film – Industry

(As voted for by film industry representatives on the WEFF judging panel)

Award accepted by Kate Paul

A modern adaptation of the beloved nursery rhyme, Jack + Jill is an examination of a unique psychiatric syndrome shared between two people, ‘folie à deux’, a psychosis intrinsically linked to unhealthy partnerships. Through a symbolic observation of the real life effects of toxic relationships, the film aims to explore why Jill came tumbling after. The film ultimately asks the question is it love or is it madness? Or, are the two inevitable?

Award presented by QUT Creative Industries

Benjamin Goes to A Swingers’ Party :: Best Animation

Award accepted by Declan Byrne

Benjamin has just arrived at his first swingers’ party but – after eagerly stripping off – has discovered he’s not allowed in without a partner. Determined not to go home alone and unsatisfied, our hero sets out to find a mate.

Award presented by Griffith University Film School

Anchor :: Best Cinematography

Award accepted by Ainsley Pettitt

A depressed teenage boy is admitted into a psychiatric unit where he struggles to come to terms with his illness and stop ignoring the fact that he needs help.

Award presented by Australian Cinematographers Society & Lemac

Jack & Jill ::ACS Special Mention – Cinematography

Award presented to Declan Byrne

Award presented by Australian Cinematographers Society

The Bus Knight  :: Audience Award Session 1

Award presented to XX

A mysterious stranger saves an inner-city bus ride from the tyranny of a bogan hijacking.

Award presented by Avid Reader

Gubbament Man  :: Audience Award Session 2

Award presented to Tristan Savage

Frederick Alford, a forty-five year old Indigenous man working for the Australian Department of Discrimination Prevention, is in the middle of an interview with a documentary film crew. When his teenage daughter Kyeema shows up at the office, he is only too keen to get her involved.

Award presented by Avid Reader

 

The WEFF 2016 Program is Out

We’re so proud to announce this years program of great Australian shorts.

And here it is! Over 20 examples of fantastic Australian filmmaking for you to enjoy in West End, Brisbane between 24 and 26 June.

Finalist films will be shown over two nights including at the Launch Party and Music Video Awards and the main festival itself (Sunday 26 June 2016) over two sessions.

Grab your tickets now!

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Last minute WEFF tickets still available

You can still get tickets for your favourite short film festival!

Just head to our 2016 event page. It’s easy. You can purchase directly through our site with tickets at $20 or $15 for concession for each of our 2 sessions. WEFF happens Sunday 26 June from 4pm at our usual venue, Rumpus Cinema.

Rumpus Room have been busy converting their carpark into an outdoor space for markets over the past few months, and next Sunday as part of WEFF we’ll have a range of food providers, a bar and a place for you to warm up before the festival begins.

And don’t forget about our free Launch Party and Music Video Awards happening at The Boundary Hotel on Friday 24 June from 6pm. You can also grab a free ticket from our event page to make sure there’s room for you on the night.

Any questions? Just email us through our Contact page.

See you next weekend!

The WEFF Team

Get your WEFF16 Tickets Now!

Join us for this year’s West End Film Festival!

This year’s WEFF includes a Launch Party and Music Video Awards on 24 June (free tickets but we suggest you reserve a ticket now) and the main WEFF event on Sunday 26 June from 4pm at Rumpus Cinema.

Tickets are $20 per session for Sunday’s event and are selling fast.

For more details about this years program, go to our 2016 page where you can also buy tickets.

Sign up to our newsletter for regular festival updates and program information.

This year we’re working with FilmFest for all ticket sales.

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FilmFest promotes the rich tapestry of film festivals, special cinematic events and passionate discussion. It is the interface between multicultural and genre film festivals and festival audiences.

Founded in 2014 by a group of film lovers including film festival directors, film academics with ticketing and rewards specialists, FilmFest is a collaborative online hub that brings together a broad range of Australian film festivals. It is an online platform for film festival audiences to enjoy richer experiences, explore and grow their love of film by effectively connecting the vast array of film festivals with like-minded film-goers.

WEFF Ticket Sales Are Here!

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th and we’re launching our tickets and this website.

But we’re not spooked! We know you want to be with us at WEFF again this year for another great program of Australian short films.

WEFF tickets are now on sale right up to festival day on 26 June

 

 

Sign up to our newsletter festival updates and program information.

This year we’re working with FilmFest for all ticket sales.

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FilmFest promotes the rich tapestry of film festivals, special cinematic events and passionate discussion. It is the interface between multicultural and genre film festivals and festival audiences.

Founded in 2014 by a group of film lovers including film festival directors, film academics with ticketing and rewards specialists, FilmFest is a collaborative online hub that brings together a broad range of Australian film festivals. It is an online platform for film festival audiences to enjoy richer experiences, explore and grow their love of film by effectively connecting the vast array of film festivals with like-minded film-goers.

 

Join us at the Launch Party for 2016

Boundary Hotel

WEFF is stoked to announce that the 2016 Festival will be launched at The Boundary Hotel on 24 June from 6pm.

Be there from 6.30pm sharp for screening of the 2016 Music Video Awards including screening finalist entries and presenting an award for the best music video judged by our panel of community and industry representatives.

This is a free event presented in partnership with our good friends and sponsors at The Boundary and includes live local bands and performers.

Reserve your ticket for this free event at our 2016 event page and make sure you’re there at 137 Boundary Street West End.

 

boundary logoSponsor of the West End Film Festival 2016

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DESIGN OUR TROPHIES!

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WEFF has a history of working with local artists to design creative trophies for our filmmaking award winners.

If you’re a Kurilpa based artist or have a connection to the area, send us your ideas and sketches and a basic budget so we can talk more about what you can create.

For more information contact Steph here