Shorts Relief respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, the peoples of the Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities around the State of Victoria.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that films and series shown at Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires may contain images and voices of people who have died.
The following blocks run at approximately 55 minutes each. Ticket price includes all screenings and the panel, plus networking opportunities in the foyer and lounges. Drinks and snacks are available at the bar at bar prices (with a percentage of bar profits going towards our final fundraising tally – so we encourage you to enjoy all that the bar has to offer – responsibly, of course!)
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, then head down to the main foyer for a group photo on the Media Wall taken by one of our professional photographers, followed by the obligatory selfie on your own phone, 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 – while raising much needed funds for Victoria’s wildlife and communities who have been affected by the fires.
Please Note: all times listed are approximate. If you don’t want to miss a particular film or series screening, or the panel or drinks, we suggest arriving earlier at the venue than the scheduled time.
SCREENING BLOCK ONE – YOUTH MOVEMENT
2:15pm – The Capitol Theatre Cinema
screening block TWO – REFLECTIONS
3:30pm – The Capitol Theatre Cinema
4:25pm – The Capitol Theatre Cinema
MOVING IMAGES: USING FILM TO CREATE CHANGE
In the wake of the bush fires and face of climate change we often ask ourselves what we can do affect change. Join our panel of filmmakers, educators and activists to find out how the moving image can not only highlight the problems, but also be part of the solution.
screening block THREE – INDIVIDUALITY
5:15pm – The Capitol Theatre Cinema
screening block FOUR – AUSTRALIANA
6:35pm – The Capitol Theatre Cinema
NETWORKING DRINKS & AFTER PArTY
7:45pm – Drinks: The Capitol Theatre Foyer
8:15pm – After Party: To be announced on the night
Join the filmmakers, Special Guests and Panellists in the beautiful Capitol Bar (open for the whole event from 2pm) after the screenings for a quick drink, before we head off to a nearby venue for our Official After Party for more drinks, food and continue our chat about the day*
* After Party venue – To be announced on the night
FOOD & DRINK
The Capitol’s Coffee and Candy Bar is located in the Foyer, and serves a selection of premium coffee, confectionery and light snacks. You’ll also find a selection of wines and beers as well as soft drink. A percentage of all Candy Bar profits will be donated to our final tally – so feel free to spend up big!
READ “A WORD FROM THE PRODUCER”
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR SPECIAL VIP GUESTS & PANELLISTS
READ MORE ABOUT THE TEAM BEHIND “SHORTS RELIEF”
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR EVENT PARTNERS
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CHARITIES
HOW TO GET THERE
There are a number of on-street accessible parking spaces located on Little Collins Street and surrounding streets.
Parking is also available at a number of nearby car parks, including Fed Square car park, which has two accessible car spaces on each level.
The Capitol Theatre is also within walking distance of Flinders Street Station.
SUGGESTED UNDERGROUND CARPARK:
Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Ltd
Scots Church Car Park
181 Little Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Sunday Rate: $13 flat rate (in after 6am/out by 12am)
Further Information: HERE
You can get to The Capitol Theatre by Bus, Train or Tram.
These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby –
Bus: 219, 234, 302, 906, 908
Train: CRANBOURNE, FRANKSTON, SANDRINGHAM, SUNBURY
Tram: 16, 70