February is among us, which means the celebration of South Australian food, wine and art thanks to the flood of festivals. With the hype of city-based festivities fast approaching, there is one festival you need to get on board with to have a night away from the rush. It's time to relax, sip on bubbles and revel in a few home-grown short films made by some of Australia's best.
The Fleurieu Film Festival is hosting its second year after having a sell-out event in 2016; this year on Friday February 10 and Saturday February 11. The event will be hosted at Serafino Winery, with Friday night seeing a free screening of The Boys Are Back starring Clive Owen, and a showcase of 10 short films on the Saturday night. Magical times are to be had near the lake at Serafino – what a way to start the festival season!
On the Saturday evening, you will be greeted with a glass of Serafino vino (can I get a hell yeah?) provided with some extravagant Mediterranean food by Sarah Contin, chef at Serafino. Need another reason to attend? Well how about some entertainment by Lucy Mount and poetry by Johnny Bowden. The Fleurieu Film Festival brings the imagination of Aussie filmmakers in a wonderful setting under the stars on a warm summer's eve filled with laughter, wine and fine food.
The Judges for the FFF 2017 include writer Andrew Bovell, cinematographer Ernie Clark A.C.S, actress Eugenia Fragos, music producer Tom Hadju and director/cinematographer David Parkinson. On the night, the audience will vote for the People's Choice Award, while the Best Film/Director prize winner will receive two return tickets to L.A and a Gold Pass to Adelaide Film Festival! Now we're contemplating why we didn't become filmmakers...
The 10 finalist films:
- Breaking Barriers - Dave Wade
- Bright Spots - Jilli Rose
- Home - Charles Williams
- My Light - Rebecca Dunker
- Sea Creatures - Benjamin Dowie
- Slingshot - David Hansen
- Somersalt Pike - Kate Lefoe
- Tell Her Everything - Jordan Edmeades
- The First Place The Last Place - Phill Storer
- Wishing You Well - Carolyn Corkindale
So if you're a film buff, love supporting local or just wanna check out the Fleurieu for the weekend with some mates, head on down to Serafino Winery February 10 and 11 for the Fleurieu Film Festival! Buy your tickets HERE and for more information check out the FFF website, Instagram and Facebook pages.
Header via Fleurieu Film Festival Website