Guests celebrated the 30thanniversary of the St Kilda Film Festival (SKFF) in style last night at the Festival’s Opening                                                             Night (May 23), taking place at the magnificent Palais Theatre.

Over three thousand guests flocked to the launch, presented by the City of Port Phillip, to enjoy a special screening of
the highlight films from the 2013 program. This year the SKFF program is more jam-packed than ever, featuring
Australia’s Top 100 short films, SoundKILDA, as well as an international showcase presented by Texan festival South
by Southwest, youth programs, filmmaker development series and industry networking events.

Celebrity guests Kate Ceberano, Kerry Armstrong, Pia Miranda, Richard Davies, Gyton Grantley and
Leah de Niese joined the Festival Director, Paul Harris, host, Tim Rogers, industry insiders and ground breaking
film talent to catch a glimpse of the exceptional works on show at this year’s Festival including three world premieres;
‘Ruby’ produced and directed by Summer De Roche, ‘Scratch’ directed by Danielle Boesenberg and ‘Explosions’
produced and directed by Christopher Frey.

Other highlights from the Opening Night program were:
‘Sad Dark Eyes’ produced and directed by Peter Lamb and Garry Wapshott
‘Death of a Bogan’ directed by Nick Matthews
‘Melbhattan’ produced and directed by Oslo Davis
‘Barbarion’ directed by Dave Budge
‘Hellion’ directed by Kat Candler
‘Julian’ directed by Matthew Moore

‘Julian’ proved to be a crowd favourite starring a young Ed Oxenbould as Julian, an inquisitive and upright student.
Pushed to the limits by an impatient teacher and a principal with a secret, the film surprised the audience by revealing
the man that Julian is set to become.

The St Kilda Film Festival, produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip, launched last night and will run until
Saturday 1 June 2013 at St Kilda’s Palais and Astor Theatres. For further information please visit

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