SUN PICTURES SPLASHED WITH MUD AND SALTWATER
The grassroots Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is an especially popular event in Broome’s Shinju Matsuri program. Held over two nights at Sun Pictures, the Premiere is on Friday September 13th, with Saturday September 14th screening the winning short film entries for 2019 and documentary ‘The Secrets of the Kimberley’. Made by filmmaker Trevor Almeida with extraordinary photography by Broome’s Peter Strain, the award-winning documentary put the camera lens on the fascinating marine life in the oceans and bays along the Kimberley coast.
Sun Pictures, in Broome’s historic Chinatown, is the perfect location to screen the short films made by local filmmakers about Roebuck Bay, Broome and the Kimberley region. With the Kimberley, rugged, scenic and rich in natural and cultural values, there are plenty of fascinating, and at times, hilarious and perilous stories to be relived through film.
The categories this year include a unique selection of films of varying lengths, dramas, documentary’s, science shorts, comedies, animations and music videos. Broome is new category and the films that have been entered this year are incredibly diverse and entertaining. Kimberley Calling won’t disappoint either, with films on nesting sea turtles on the Lacepede Islands, the Fitzroy River, Eighty Mile Beach and Cygnet Bay.
The short films are currently being judged by filmmakers Paul Bell, Mark Jones, Dr Michael McCall and Neil Turner, with the winners of each category announced at the Premiere on Friday September 13th, 2019.
There is no doubt, audiences will be inspired by the cinematography and storytelling in the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest, with the opportunity to see the Kimberley region through the eyes of the people who live in this incredibly beautiful, and at times, tough part of the world.
The 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest, Directed by Kandy Curran and Produced by Brad Turton and Pia Davids, is an initiative of the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group. The major sponsors of the Film Fest are Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls, Camera Electronics and Inspiring Australia, and prize donors include Good Cartel, Betta Electrical, Fitzgerald Photo, Broome Bird Observatory, Kimberley Whale Watching, Diverse Water Sports and Dr Alex Brown.
Sun Pictures - Carnarvon Street
Broome Western Australia 6725
0400 003 864 Kandy Curran