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Setting Sun Short Film Festival

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 9:00 pm

Setting Sun Short Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival is the premier film festival in Melbourne’s West. We have grown over the past five years from a community festival to one with a national and international reputation attracting entries from around the world. We’re a five day festival that includes a competition for the best short films under 15 minutes. We also screen feature length films. Our 2018 festival screened nine sold out programs, and 80 films.

Film categories are Open to all and cover animation, documentary, short feature, comedy, acting, directing, screenwriting, tertiary, secondary and more. We have a female only program sponsored by the award winning film producer Sue Maslin. We at the prestigious art deco Sun Theatre Yarraville.

Categories are open to everyone. The Setting Sun Award categories are:

  • Best Short Film Overall
  • Best Film Feature Length (narrative or documentary)
  • Best Short Film West
  • Best Short Film Cultural Diversity
  • People’s Choice
  • The Rouge Program (female only)
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Episode from a Web Series
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Acting Performance Overall
  • Best Short Film Secondary
  • Best Short Film by a Tertiary Student

The best films submitted will form the basis of the festival. They will screen at The Sun Theatre over a period of five days, 2-6 May 2019.  The festival has been created by Anna Bourozikas from Poppy Kat Media.


May 2 @ 4:00 pm
May 6 @ 9:00 pm
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The Sun Theatre
8 Ballarat Street
Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia
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(03) 9362 0999

In addition to the above Calendar there is a large range of venues with ongoing programs of exhibitions, performances, events, tours, screenings, holiday programs, sports events. These venues include: