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.