Double fun at festival
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.