CITY OF VINCENT FILM COMPETITION
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2021 Recipients Announced
Pacing the Pool
Dir: Radheya Jegatheva
For the Last 30 years, Richard Pace has started each morning swimming laps at Beatty Park.
We Had Mail
Dir: Jen Jamieson
An ode to the humble and not so humble letterboxes found in the suburbs of Vincent.
There is no Stopping Us
Dir: Mel Branson
Broadcasting 24/7, but what happens when a radio station that is always on air goes into lockdown? Radio Silence?
The aims of the Film Project are to:
- Produce three non-fiction works which will be screened at the 2021 Revelation Film Festival
- Provide the City of Vincent with an ongoing record of the City, its residents and their stories
- Provide early career filmmakers with the opportunity to make a short non-fiction work that demonstrates their filmmaking talents and provides a useful step into the screen industry
SPIRIT OF THE STREETS
Since 2011, The Spirit of the Streets Choir has provided an environment where people from all walks of life and all social backgrounds can come together in song and friendship. Based at the St Albans Church Hall in Highgate, the choir provides an opportunity for people who experience social exclusion or disadvantage to participate as active members of a performing choir in a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment. This documentary will tell the story of the choir as they regroup after their Christmas break and prepare for their first big gig of the year.
Producer, Director David Downey
Editor Cat Albright-Peakall
Sound Erin Devinish
The fires that have devastated Australia have left behind countless injured and orphaned animals. This story is about rescued kangaroo joeys and their adoption by human carers. Presenting this documentary is City of Vincent resident, Alex Cearns, OAM, a world-renowned animal photographer and advocate for rescued Australian animals. We follow Alex as she leads us into the quirky world of kangaroo care and discover the astonishing and heartwarming stories behind Raising Joey.
Producer Jennifer Friend
Writer/Director Stephen Bartley
Cinematographer Andrew Silberstein
Editor and Sound Kaela Halatau
Talent Alex Cearns OAM
Giving the provocation “if these walls could talk…” to various owners and inhabitants of unique, architecturally interesting or palpably intimate buildings, These Walls is a short poetic documentary that will bring these stores and their essence to life through dance and sound design. Dancers of different forms and ages respond to the stories and architecture inside the homes within the City of Vincent.
These Walls uses performers from different dance backgrounds (a contemporary dancer, Indian Classical Bharatanatyam dancer and a young ballet dancer) who will respond to both the stories from the owners and the architectural space and unique objects that exist in the space. The work will feel nostalgic and familiar, and bring a new perspective onto the buildings that may go unnoticed in our everyday experience in the City of Vincent. We hope these stories will get audiences to think about their own relationship to home.
Producer Sophia Vertannes
Writer, Director Brodie Rowlands
Cinematographer Alice Stephans
Sound Zain Awan
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