En­core pre­lude to Port Shorts

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE -

THE win­ning films and au­di­ence favourites from the 2016 Port Shorts Film Fes­ti­val will fea­ture in a spe­cial Port Shorts En­core Show at the Clink Theatre on Satur­day, Au­gust 5.

Au­di­ences can sit back and en­joy some of the most pop­u­lar short films from the 2016 Port Shorts Film Fes­ti­val to whet the ap­petite for the 2017 fes­ti­val on Oc­to­ber 27-28.

Port Shorts fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Ali­son Ge­orge said the Clink was the per­fect place to cel­e­brate a se­lec­tion of last year’s short films in a more in­ti­mate venue.

“We love hav­ing the Port Shorts Film Fes­ti­val un­der the stars with hun­dreds of peo­ple at the Raiders grounds but it will be fun to see these films at the Clink where Port Shorts played and par­tied years ago,” Ali­son said.

“It’s a great venue and we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to show­ing the au­di­ence favourites from last year, catch­ing up with some fes­ti­val friends and film­mak­ers and hope­fully en­cour­age peo­ple to come along to the 2017 fes­ti­val or even en­ter a film.

“The qual­ity of short films we had to choose from for the En­core Show is ex­cep­tional, in­clud­ing the 2016 Port Shorts Film Fes­ti­val win­ner Jour­ney which went on to collect more than 100 awards on the in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­val cir­cuit.

“We’ll have a se­lec­tion of Lo­cal, Young Film­maker and short films from around the world to give peo­ple a taste of what Port Shorts is about and in­vite them back for the main course at the end of Oc­to­ber.”

Port Shorts or­gan­is­ers are de­lighted by the en­tries re­ceived al­ready for the 2017 fes­ti­val and have some big an­nounce­ments re­gard­ing the 2017 Port Shorts Master­class Se­ries to share in the com­ing weeks.

“There’s some very ex­cit­ing times ahead for film­mak­ers in Far North Queens­land and Port Shorts is proud to be a part of it,” Ali­son said.

“Judg­ing by the films en­tered al­ready, the 2017 fes­ti­val is shap­ing up to be even more im­pres­sive than last year and our line-up of workshop pre­sen­ters we’re fi­nal­is­ing for the 2017 Master­class Se­ries is very in­spir­ing for film­mak­ers.

“Stay tuned for more de­tails very soon.”

In the mean­time come along to the Port Shorts En­core Show @ the Clink Theatre on Satur­day Au­gust 5. The show starts at 7.30pm and the bar opens at 6.30pm. Tick­ets are avail­able now for just $12 on­line at www.clink­the­atre.com.au or $15 at the door if any tick­ets are left.

Get in quick as seats are lim­ited.

Port Shorts fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Ali­son Ge­orge and Clink pres­i­dent Michael Kerr get in the mood for the Port Shorts En­core Show

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