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Running from 2pm to 8pm on the day, you can come for one hour – or come for all six!

We have four blocks of films (check out our program here) running at approximately an hour each block (which is up to 9 films in one block AND you can have your drinks in the cinema too!), plus a panel about the power of film, a fantastic lounge area upstairs from the main foyer – “The Saloon” – where you can take your drinks, hang out, chat with friends and/or network with colleagues, a media wall in the main foyer for all your Instagram update needs (which also has professional photographers to take your photo for posterity as an added bonus), plus our celebrity guests, and of course, our amazing line up of films and series!

And you can experience all or just part of that at your leisure and as the mood takes you, while raising much needed funds for Victoria’s wildlife and communities affected by the fires – all covered by your ticket price for entry!

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. We are screening comedy, drama, documentary and animation short films and web series, featuring an array of Victorian talent from the big and small screens, held at one of Melbourne’s most iconic cinema venues – the Capitol.

Produced by Incognita Enterprises in conjunction with The Lost Artist and Melbourne WebFest, this bushfire fundraising event is a celebration of some of the best short form screen content available from Victorian filmmakers, showcased in an afternoon and evening of screenings, talks and and entertainment featuring special guests from the worlds of film and television, bushfire relief work and more.

As March 8 is also International Womens’ Day, our program has also been curated to include a large selection of films and series featuring female directors, producers, writers, actors and other creatives, to highlight the impressive contribution that women make to our creative screen industry.

Films and series have been curated by our core organising committee, who all come from film festival curation, film and webfest jury and industry awards’ jury backgrounds, as well as suggestions from various recognised short film festivals and industry award organisations from around Victoria.