En­dur­ing in­ter­est in brief flicks

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

of the best Aus­tralian short films of the past 12 months will screen in Surfers Par­adise on Satur­day at the in­au­gu­ral SIPfest. Staged in Neal Shan­non Park, the groovy, af­ter-dark short film event fea­tures top-shelf mini-movies that have al­ready wowed au­di­ences at Tropfest, the Syd­ney Film Fes­ti­val, Flick­er­fest and the Queens­land New Film­mak­ers Awards. ‘‘SIPfest is all about the au­di­ence,’’ Surfers Par­adise Al­liance CEO Mike Win­law says. ‘‘Our team has picked the cream of the crop from more than 100 en­tires from around Aus­tralia to give our au­di­ence the best pos­si­ble night out.’’ In the SIPfest mix are the Bris­bane thriller True Love, fea­tur­ing the act­ing de­but of Agro al­ter ego Jamie Dunn; the Gold Coast war drama Fu­til­ity; and Photo Booth (pic­tured), which placed third at this year’s Tropfest. The set-up in­cludes a gi­ant HD pro­jec­tor screen, bean bags and mo­bile li­censed eater­ies from some of Surfers Par­adise’s most pop­u­lar restau­rants. SIPfest is part of the an­nual Surfers Par­adise Fes­ti­val and is timed to co­in­cide with the SPF’s ad­ja­cent One Way Street Party (see re­port, Page 5), a laneway-style fes­ti­val of mu­sic and art in Ap­pel St, also on Satur­day.

SIPfest plays Neal Shan­non Park (on top of the Tran­sit Cen­tre, in Beach Rd), Surfers Par­adise, on Satur­day from 6pm. Free en­try.

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