FReeZA to host youth film festival workshop
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.