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FEATURING SHORT FILM & WEB SERIES SCREENINGS, PANELS & SPECIAL VIP GUESTS 

INCLUDING MICHALA BANAS, DITCH DAVEY, ALAN FLETCHER, CHRISTOPHER KIRBY, TOBY TRUSLOVE & MORE

PRESENTED BY

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

WITH ALL PROFITS TO BENEFIT

WILDLIFE VICTORIA & THE VICTORIAN BUSH FIRE APPEAL

In response to requests from our audience inquiring if they could donate to Wildlife Victoria under Shorts Relief’s name after the event, we have set up a GoFundMe page this week for that purpose and all monies raised via this portal will be paid directly to Wildlife Victoria via the Paypal Giving Fund AND all donations made via this facility are 100% tax deductible. Click on the link below if you wish to be one of our donors and increase the impact of the event via further donations:

WHAT IS SHORTS RELIEF?

Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires is a curated festival of short film and web series in support of Victoria’s wildlife and other bushfire related charities.

Held at one of Melbourne’s most iconic cinema venues – the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne - this event is designed to be a pick and mix. Come and see just the one or two films or series you don’t want to miss on the state-of-the-art, 4k resolution big screen in the cinema, or stay for the whole six hours and see everything on offer.

Spend time in the upstairs lounge area – “The Saloon” – having a drink while chatting with friends or brainstorming your next film or web series idea (with one eye on spotting one of our VIP celebrity guests at the bar), then head down to the main foyer for a photo on the Media Wall taken by one of our professional photographers, followed by the obligatory Instagram selfie, before returning to the cinema to catch the next round of films for the day, drink in hand.

This day is meant to be a casual, fun and relaxed event that suits the long weekend vibe and celebrates Victorian independent short form filmmaking – with a strong focus on raising much needed funds for Victoria’s wildlife and communities who have been affected by the fires.

WHO IS SHORTS RELIEF?

Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires is being staged by a highly experienced team of producers, event organizers and filmmakers, who all have backgrounds in the film, television and web series arenas. All members of the team come from a film curation background, either as festival organisers and/or as members of festival and industry awards juries for a variety of recognized industry organisations and events such as the AACTA Awards, ATOM Awards, Melbourne WebFest, New Jersey WebFest and AFI Awards, among others. 

THE FILMS & SERIES