2021 MUD & SALTWATER FILM FEST SELLOUT
The packed to the rafters audiences said it all “The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is the best run community event I have ever been to!”, “The films just get better and better every year”, “I make sure I never miss the Mud and Saltwater Film Fest – it’s the best event in Broome”, “The Film Fest makes me feel proud to live in the Kimberley”. 👏👏
Thank you to the filmmakers who submitted such wonderful films, to our incredible sponsors, the audiences who kept clapping and cheering, to our lovely volunteers, the judges Mark Jones, Neil Turner, Dr Michael McCall, Paul Bell, Bart Pigram for being a legend of MC, Abby Murray Photography for the great photos and to the Director Kandy Curran and Producer Pia Boyer who do such outstanding work to make it all happen.
THE 2021 CATEGORY WINNERS:
Roebuck Bay-Comedy Where’s ya bin? by Leon Kelly, Mark Fogliani
Roebuck Bay-Drama/Narrative The Cave by Paul Zanetti
Roebuck Bay- Animation Lily the Lonely Dinosaur by Alby Bell, Paul Bell
Roebuck Bay-Documentary Wing Threads: Flight around Oz by Milly Formby, Michael Portway
Roebuck Bay-Science Molly’s Wild World – Humpbacks by Molly Bell, Paul Bell
Roebuck Bay-Music Underground by Miles Brotherson, Adele Oliver, Mick & Bart Pigram, Environs Kimberley
Kimberley Calling: Gaarragoon Guardians – A Bardi Jawi Rangers’ Story by Bardi Jawi Rangers, The Australian Institute of Marine Science, The Western Australian Marine Science Institution, Sam Frederick
Broome: Stay by Trish Pepper, Yindi Newman
Feature Film: “How to Make Saltfish” by Paul Bell
Best in Fest: Wilimirimiri by Mervyn Street, Mangkaja Arts, Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman
Best World Environment Day Film: Yawuru Seasons by Kate Carr, Broome Primary School
Thank you to the major sponsors: Rangelands NRM with support from the Federal Government National Landcare Program, Inspiring Australia, Gallery Sobrane, Cygnet Bay Pearls, Yane Sotiroski Photography
Thank you to the prize sponsors Broome Betta Home Electrical, Broome Bird Observatory, Camera Electronic, Good Cartel, Inspiring Australia, Reef Chief and Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises.
Thanks to our supporters who provide generous in kind support Broome Fringe Festival, Broome Historical Walking Tours, Feral Films (Paul Bell Film Fest judge), Goolarri Media, Kimberley Kolors, Mark Jones Films (Film Fest judge), Dr Michael McCall (Film Fest judge), Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media (Neil Turner Film Fest judge), Press Play, Sun Pictures.
Your support is very much appreciated.
Tickets are available for the two screenings June 4-5 of the 2021 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest. Enjoy a celebration of Roebuck Bay, Broome and Kimberley WA through short films and features. Stories are at the heart of the Mud and Saltwater Film Fest, and we aim to showcase this remarkable part of the world through the eyes of inspired filmmakers.
June 4th Mud and Saltwater Film Fest ‘Premiere’ The Premiere has a real buzz, with local filmmakers seeing the films they have entered in the 2021 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest on Sun Picture’s big screen for the first time. To add to the pizazz, the winning films will be announced after the last film is screened.
The grassroots Mud and Saltwater Film Fest Premiere, will screen 21 entertaining films that have been shot around Broome, Roebuck Bay, the Dampier Peninsula and rugged Kimberley region.
June 5th Mud and Saltwater Film Fest ‘Short Films-Features-Winners’ Another fantastic night, showing the 21 short film and feature entries plus a bonus feature On My Father’s Country by Mitch Torres, Nagarra Nagarra Films, Vince Carter, Mark Jones, Jedda Rae Hill. The film is fantastic as are all the entries this year.
Thanks to major sponsors: Rangelands NRM, National Landcare Program, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls, Inspiring Australia, Yane Sotiroski Photography and Broome Whale Watching. Thanks to donors Broome Betta Electrical, Broome Bird Observatory, Camera Electronic, Feral Films, Good Cartel, Kimberley Colors, Mark Jones Films, Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media, Press Play, Reef Chief Australia,Broome Fringe Festival.
Organiser: Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest
Book your tickets now for the 2019 Mud and Saltwater ‘All Films Night’ on Saturday September 14, 2019 (sells out every year). A compilation of films entered in the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest screened at historic Sun Pictures, along with all the award winning documentary The Secrets of the Kimberley. Audiences will be inspired by the cinematography and photography, and 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. On that note, what is especially unique about the short films, is that they are almost all made by local filmmakers who live in the Kimberley region, so its a unique insight into our way of life and values.
Thanks to our major sponsors: Rangelands NRM with support from the Federal Government National Landcare Program, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls and Inspiring Australia. Thanks to our donors Broome Betta Electrical, Big Broome-Haa, Broome Bird Observatory, Broome Whale Watching, Camera Electronic, Fitzgerald Photo, Good Cartel, Murranji Photography, Press Play, Shinju Matsuri, Unbound Sound.
Organiser: Mud and Saltwater Short Film Festival
Book tickets: https://www.shinjumatsuri.com.au/program/
SUN PICTURES SPLASHED WITH MUD AND SALTWATER
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is popular in Broome’s Shinju Matsuri program. Held over two nights at Sun Pictures, the Premiere is on September 13, with September 14, screening the winning entries for 2019 and ‘The Secrets of the Kimberley’. Made by filmmaker Trevor Almeida with photography by Broome’s Peter Strain, the award-winning documentary puts the 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 include films of varying lengths, drama, documentary, science, comedy, animation and music. Broome is a new category and Kimberley Calling will amaze, with films on nesting turtles on the Lacepede Islands, the Fitzroy River, Eighty Mile Beach and Cygnet Bay.
The short films are judged by Paul Bell, Mark Jones, Dr Michael McCall and Neil Turner, with the winners of each category announced at the Premiere September 13, 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 Pia Boyer and Brad Turton, is an initiative of the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group. Thanks to our major sponsors: Rangelands NRM with support from the Federal Government National Landcare Program, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls and Inspiring Australia. Thanks to our donors Dr Alex Brown, Broome Betta Electrical, Big Broome-Haa, Broome Bird Observatory, Broome Whale Watching, Camera Electronic, Fitzgerald Photo, Good Cartel, Murranji Photography, Press Play, Shinju Matsuri, Unbound Sound.
Sun Pictures - Carnarvon Street
Broome Western Australia 6725
0400 003 864 Kandy Curran
0427 502 822 Pia Boyer