FReeZA to host youth film fes­ti­val work­shop

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THIS year’s High Coun­try Fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber will fea­ture a youth-ori­en­tated short film fes­ti­val, spon­sored by Mans­field Re­gional Pro­duce Store.

The premier view­ing will show five short films, cre­ated by the youth of Mans­field, at Mans­field Arm­chair Cin­ema.

In or­der to pre­pare and pro­duce these short films for the fes­ti­val, the Mans­field Shire FReeZA com­mit­tee are co­or­di­nat­ing the 2015 Short Film Work­shop, and are call­ing for any in­ter­ested per­sons be­tween the age of 12 and 25 to take part.

The 2 1/2 day work­shop will take place in Au­gust from Fri­day 7th from 5pm to 9.30pm; Satur­day 8th, 9am - 7pm and Sun­day

IT has been 135 years since the trial of in­fa­mous bushranger Ned Kelly, and the event is one to celebrate at this week­end’s an­nual Ned Kelly Week­end at Beech­worth.

Fes­tiv­i­ties kick off this Fri­day night with a walk­ing tour as guests hear the history of Aaron Sher­rit and Joe Byrne.

His­to­ri­ans and those with a cu­rios­ity of the Kelly Gang will en­joy the re-en­act­ments on the Satur­day and Sun­day with the com­mit­tal hear­ing of Ned Kelly, the trial of Ellen Kelly and Ned’s ar­rival at the rail­way sta­tion all per­formed 9th 9am - 4.30pm at MACE, and will again be lead by Killer Pig Pro­duc­tions.

A va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and skills are called for in the mak­ing of a short film, in­clud­ing act­ing, di­rect­ing, screen­play, script writ­ing, sound and light­ing and var­i­ous other as­pects of pro­duc­tion.

Whether you have a gen­eral in­ter­est in films, or a more spe­cific skill or area you’d like to fur­ther de­velop, this youth work­shop is a great op­por­tu­nity to work with like-minded young peo­ple to pro­duce short films that will be shown on the Mans­field Arm­chair Cin­ema big screen in Oc­to­ber.

Pre­vi­ously held in 2013, the work­shop and re­sult­ing short with gusto and en­thu­si­asm.

As the sun sets on Satur­day night t he sound of gun­shot will ring out in the air as the re-en­act­ment of the Siege of Glen­rowan and the burn­ing of Anne Jones Inn takes place in the Po­lice Pad­docks; troop­ers will sur­round the Kelly gang and end their reign of law­less­ness.

Fol­low­ing that there will be a re­laxed dance, mu­sic to be pro­vided by the Syd­ney Bush Or­ches­tra, with a silent auc­tion tak­ing place on the night.

Es­teemed au­thor Gre­gory Blake will be pre­sent­ing Eureka films proved to be very pop­u­lar, and this year should be no ex­cep­tion.

The Youth short film work­shop is a fully su­per­vised, Drug, Smoke and Al­co­hol Free event, and fin­ger food and snacks are pro­vided.

There are l i mited spa­ces avail­able, so be quick to se­cure your spot.

For more in­for­ma­tion and book­ing, con­tact Jodie by phone on 0408 370022, 577516154, or Email: [email protected]­field. vic.gov.au.

The Mans­field Re­gional Pro­duce Store youth Film Fes­ti­val will screen in Oc­to­ber dur­ing the High Coun­try Fes­ti­val, with more de­tails to come. to Kelly, an in­sight into the so­cial fac­tors and up­heavals from Eureka lead­ing up to the Kelly out­break over the week­end; there will also be Ned Kelly look alike com­pe­ti­tions, a play at the Ni­cholas Ho­tel, kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties at the Gold Com­mis­sion­ers tent, dis­plays in the Po­lice Pad­dock, CSIRO in­ves­ti­ga­tions, whisky tast­ing and a dis­play of firearms and can­nons.

Tick­ets f or t he week­end range in price, with many of them free.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.beech­worthon­line.com.au.

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