Dou­ble fun at fes­ti­val

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

HAD the team be­hind Lot­tery­west Fes­ti­val Films not split the pro­gram into two sea­sons, Perth au­di­ences may not have been treated to some of the most ac­claimed in­ter­na­tional films.

The se­cond sea­son, which starts in Fe­bru­ary and will have more than 15 films, launched last week to an ea­ger au­di­ence which filled the Somerville out­door cinema in Craw­ley.

Film pro­gram man­ager Tom Vin­cent said split­ting the sea­son in two this time meant open­ing up op­tions.

“We have never done this be­fore,” he said.

“When we locked down films for the fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber, we re­alised that we miss out on some re­ally good films be­cause of the dead­line.

“We were able to get La­belle­sai­son and MilesA­head, which we would not have been able to get oth­er­wise.”

He said it gave the team the op­por­tu­nity to de­liver a ge­o­graph­i­cally di­verse pro­gram.

“There is a big­ger ge­o­graph­i­cal spread with the films in sea­son two, with films from Ja­pan, Columbia and the USA; we didn’t have a film from the USA in sea­son one,” he said.

For the full pro­gram, ses­sion times and tick­ets, go to www.perth­fes­ti­val.com.au/ lot­tery­west-fes­ti­val-films.

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