Watch 50 Spectacular Short Films at the West End Film Festival 2019

Every year since 2009, a group of local filmmakers mounts the West End Film Festival (WEFF)  in support of the creatives. As its 10th year offering, WEFF will be staged at two venues to showcase over 50 short films reflecting stories that are unique to Brisbane.

On Friday, the 28th of June 2019, the red carpet will be rolled out at the Rumpus Room in Russel Street to mark the opening of the West End Film Festival at 6:45 p.m. This is the official selection process of the Blue Session with 10 nominated short films featuring the sci-fi, drama, comedy and animation genre. Among these are “A Rare Breed,” “#Typecast” and “The True History of Billie the Kid.”

The Yellow Session official selection will follow at 8:45 p.m. featuring a batch of interesting characters in short films like “Pool Side,” “Fez” and “Green Pastures.” 

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By Saturday, the 29th of June 2019, two discussion panels will be underway at the Rumpus Room for budding filmmakers and students who would like to get into the business of making movies.

9:30 a.m.
So You Think You Have A Story PanelJoe Carter (documentary producer), Dr Phoebe Heart (documentary director), Dr Sue Cake (scriptwriter) and Jo Kenny (production manager)
11:15 a.m.
Discovering Stories in Unexpected Places PanelFaramarz K-Rahber (filmmaker)


At 1:00 p.m. a selection of short films featuring the stories about ageing and the elderly will be screened in the B.OLD Films session.

The official selection process featuring the Red, Purple and Orange Session films will run by 2:45 p.m. The night will close with the WEFFY Awards ceremony at 8:45 p.m. 

Meanwhile, a free screening of these year’s movies, officially and unofficially included in the sessions, will take place the Bunyapa Park on Saturday and Sunday, the 29th and 30th of June 2019. Set from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., movie-goers are enjoined to bring their blankets or camp chairs to get comfy will watching the specially-curated movies.

Stovetop Chai will be serving hot beverages so viewers will be kept warm during the screening.  

While these events are free, ticket reservations will be required online. 




West End Film Festival 2018 is Coming with Eclectic, Enlightening, and Empowering Films

West End Film Festival (WEFF) is back with an eclectic, enlightening, and empowering programme screening on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 June 2018 at the Rumpus Room in West End.


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The festival kicks off with a tour of the multi-International Emmy Award-winning Ludo Studios at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 22 June 2018 followed by pitching sessions of selected finalists for their future projects.

This year’s WEFF will be screening a selection of 32 short films, documentaries, music videos, and animations. Plus, get a chance to watch their first-ever feature film “After The Apology” at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, 23 June 2018. The film promises an action-packed program that you don’t want to miss out on.


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For more information on the festival’s programme and finalists, check out the West End Film Festival 2018’s official programme guide.

Established in 2009 by a group of local filmmakers that focus on supporting grassroots filmmakers, West End Film Festival continues to uplift local talents with the annual film festival held in one of Brisbane’s most vibrant communities, West End.

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The festival aims to build relationships with local communities and encourage collaborations amongst artists highlighting the importance of creativity and connection in the film industry.

With over nine years of celebrating local filmmakers, the WEFF has become one of Brisbane’s most awaited film festivals that celebrates the community, culture, and diversity that is uniquely West End.

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