Get the popcorn ready – an array of award-winning short films is coming to Tallangatta.
The St Kilda Film Festival is travelling 370 kilometres to the North East as part of a three-month-long Victorian tour.
A screening, hosted by Towong Council with support of the town’s Neighbourhood House, will take place on Wednesday.
Twelve of Australia’s top 100 short films, played at the 35th St Kilda Film Festival in May, will be on show at the Tallangatta library from 1pm to 3pm.
Tallangatta Neighbourhood House Advisory Group volunteer Carmela Parkin said it was an exciting and rare chance for rural people to take part in the event.
“There’s people who could not have gone to Melbourne who are really excited about it,” she said.
“Our community group volunteers their time to work with Lou Newman from Towong Council, and we meet at least once every term to work towards bringing the community together.
“Lou is going to be running it on the day, and volunteers from the Neighbourhood House will be helping.
“We’re going to be doing a Friday night screening as a lot of people have said they can’t get to the day one, to accommodate everybody.”
The event, which also visited Mount Beauty in July, is Australia’s oldest publicly-owned film festival.
Highlights that will be screened include 2018 award winners such as Lost Property Office (Best Short Film/Best Animation) and Partners (Best Comedy) and The Intentions of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Best Achievement in Sound Post Production/Best Achievement in Screenplay).