Young talent showcased at St Kilda Film Festival

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Nine talented young film-makers won’t be flying “under the radar” on 28 May.

The nine best films submitted for this year’s Under the Radar Youth Short Film Competition will be screened at the iconic Astor Theatre in St Kilda from 6-7.30 pm.

The free event, part of the popular St Kilda Film Festival, supports the new generation both behind and in front of the camera.

The competition is solely dedicated to under 21-year-olds producing work in Australia.

Under the Radar is drug, alcohol and smoking free. The event is rated M for mature, but those aged under-15 can come if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Mayor Amanda Stevens encouraged film-lovers to come along and be inspired by the creativity of the young film-makers.

“We are proud to support the finalists’ artistic aspirations in an annual event which also connects young people to their community,” Cr Stevens said.

The winner will receive a $1000 voucher to upgrade their equipment.

Held at St Kilda’s Palais and Astor Theatre from Thursday 22 to Saturday 31 May 2014, the St Kilda Film Festival is now an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event with award-winning films eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film Awards.

Festival Director Paul Harris invites audiences to enjoy the work of emerging artists and accomplished industry professionals at the esteemed event.

“We are delighted to announce the 2014 St Kilda Film Festival ten-day program, showcasing exceptional short films and Australian talent with something for everyone to enjoy with friends and family,” said Mr Harris.

The Opening Night will see the Palais Theatre welcome industry stars as they walk down the red carpet to launch the 31st St Kilda Film Festival on Thursday 22 May, where more than 3000 guests will sample a selection of shorts from the 2014 program.

Throughout the week, Australia’s Top 100 will screen the best short film entries received this year, all vying for more than $40,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

The legendary Astor Theatre will host 14 dynamic Top 100 sessions, showcasing a range of filmmakers and genres including comedies, documentaries, animations and dramas.

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