Shorts on the big screen

This years 2018 Short Film will be screened Saturday JUNE 9 at 7PM

COMRADES AND A CABIN (G)14 minutes. Documentary.

This documentary explores the background to and construction of the one and only Briagolong RSL Log Cabin in the late 1940’s. Narrator and consummate story-teller, Chris Lawless, escorts the viewer through a number of anecdotes – some humorous but always poignant – which intersperse a series of interviews (with Jane Mosley, Dawn Freeman and Mark Wagstaff) highlighting the beneficial relationship between war veterans and the Cabin and the Cabin’s contemporary relevance to the town.

The narrative of the film is adeptly promoted by a ballad (written specifically for the project by Diane Lawton), arranged and sung (by Anita Hensen) and recorded locally (by Barrie Clissold). Historical re-enactments (performed by local townsfolk) add richness. The film was devised, written, produced, filmed, acted, sung and edited by a group of Briagolonians.

Producer: Geoff Benton.

Directors: Rod McMillan, Colleen Geysen, Paul Geysen.

Gerard Callinan will host an informative Q&A session with people involved in making this locally-significant documentary after the premiere.

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Calling all Gippsland filmmakers

The Short Film Program is back and better than ever, taking the prime early Saturday night screening. If you have an idea for a film and you are either a Gippslander, or you’re making it with Gippsland as the subject, we have the screen for you.

And to help get those creative juices flowing, this year the Festival committee is offering an incredible opportunity.  Come along for one (or both) of two Short Film Workshops, bringing you Tech Tips & Tricks from one of the region’s best-known in short-form film, Michael Green from Drift Media. The first one is this Thursday, 7 April, so get cracking!

2He will be offering tips and techniques with your own device on shooting, story ideas, editing and submission.  Places are limited to 20 – so get in now and book $15 (usually $90).  Entries will close 2 June, with submissions via Vimeo channel or USB. (More details on the entry forms).

Entry forms for the Short Film Program can be downloaded here: Briagolong Film Festival Submission Form 2016 or by emailing:

Get rolling!