SUN PICTURES SPLASHED WITH MUD AND SALTWATER
The grassroots Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest featured as a major cultural event in the Shinju Program in 2018. Inspiring stories about Broome, Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley were told through the lenses of local filmmakers and photographers. Some of these filmic stories included a troupe of kids obsessed with dinosaurs, a yodelling mudskipper from One Tree and an animation about the killing of the Bilikin Brothers. Short films from the Kimberley region were just as remarkable, with a film about the Pigram Brothers, a showdown at El Questro station and Indigenous rangers proudly passing on knowledge to the next generation.
Screened over two nights at iconic Sun Pictures to more than 800, the Film Fest is exceptionally popular, as indicated by the record number of entries in 2018 in the genres of Documentary, Music Video, Comedy, Animation, Drama, Science, All Things Mud and Kimberley Calling.
The Wednesday ‘Premiere Night’ included live performance, the screening of 26 short films and 17 vivid photo stories, and a presentation of prizes to the winning filmmakers. On the Friday ‘Feature Film Night’, a debut screening of the exceptional documentary ‘Surviving the Kimberley’, along with the winning short films from the Wednesday screening. Tickets for both evenings sold out prior to the events.
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is an initiative of the award winning Roebuck Bay
Working Group and is funded by State NRM with support from Royalties for Regions, Inspiring Australia, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls and Rangelands NRM with support from the Commonwealth Government National Landcare Program.
Sun Pictures - Carnarvon Street
Broome Western Australia 6725
0400 003 864 Kandy Curran