Setting sun seeks filmmakers


The 11th annual Setting Sun International Film Festival (SSIFF) is calling for entries for its annual festival.

This year the festival will be held from May 9-17 at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Kindred Studios, and the Greek Centre.

Festival director Anna Bourozikas said the western suburb’s culturally diverse festival is seeking short and feature length films that tell a great story and entertain.

“The 2023 festival was well attended with sold out sessions over 10 days that included a dense program of films, from emerging and established filmmakers,” she said.

“Program highlights included a female filmmakers’ program, hosted by Women in Film and TV (Vic), a selection of short films from the Athens Short Film Festival, and dedicated French language, LGBQTIA+ and access cinema programs.”

Following on from the 2023 festival, SSIFF will again partner with Filmonik Kabaret.

The festival is also offering a Victorian feature filmmaker the opportunity to have their film premiere during the festival with a question and answer session to follow.

Ms Bourozikas said anyone interested in making a short film will have the opportunity to work with others to make as many short films as possible, over a 72-hour period.

The films will then be screened as part of the festival at Kindred Studios in Yarraville.

“This is a non-competitive fun weekend open to amateur and serious filmmakers, where applicants have a chance to win $10,000 in cash and prizes.“