At The Movies

Share :: Discover how creative and kind this big-hearted island is… Short films on a micro-budget were presented to the Flinders Island community at the first, inaugural Flinders Flicks Film Festival.

Featurette’s could be made on any topic or subject matter and on any format so long as the films were under three minutes, included titles & credits and copyright / licensing regulations were applied. Later films were to be submitted to Flinders Flicks to produce into a film festival.

Groups and solo filmmakers mostly chose to record our island home on their smart devices such as iPads, iPhones and Digital SLR’s (wow, technology today!) and for three minutes each, fifteen films entertained a large crowd at the Whitemark Arts & Entertainment Centre.

The visual communication was superb!

Generous cash prizes and wonderful catering contributed to the success of the first Flinders Flicks Film Festival. Flinders Island Bakery made a delicious Thai Chicken Curry, Vegetarian Pizza, plus more! Thanks Toni and Jade, the line-up for food was impressive! And Bill La Grue from Tasmanian Regional Arts looked the part and entertained us at the bar.

The audience was given an important role in choosing the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the festival and the hard task of selecting ‘Best Festival Film’ was undertaken by three judges – Robyn Dilger (Community Volunteer Extraordinaire) David Madden (Flinders Island Meat) and Raoul Harper (General Manager – Flinders Council )

Well done to the Flinders Island community and Flinders Flicks; Helen Carnell and Sammi Gowthorp, who did such an amazing job of coordinating the filmmakers and the event.

Enjoy the show!

X Sammi & Megan

Massive congratulations to all the filmmakers involved and especially to those who received awards:

Hector Grimshaw –  ‘Peoples Choice Award’
Don’t Drink Drive.
The Dangers of Drink Driving with a Twist of Cranberry.

Kat Hopkins – ‘Encouragement Award’
Burning Down the Shack.

Home is Where the Hearth is.

Angela Smith – ‘Best Festival Film’.
Year One.

This film depicts our family’s first year on Flinders and what this wonderful island has to offer.

Proudly supported by:

• Flinders Island Meat
• Flinders Island Renewable Energy
• Tasmanian Regional Arts
• Flinders Island Aboriginal Association
• Furneaux Coffee
• Flinders Island Bakery
• Flinders Council
• And Whirldproductions.

All the Films can be viewed on the Flinders Flicks You Tube Channel

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All the Films can be viewed on the Flinders Flicks You Tube Channel

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  • Reply D'reen Lovegrove August 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

    It was a fantastic evening of film and I congratulate all participants.

    How can the Furneaux Museum get a copy to keep for posterity please?

    • Reply IslandLifeStyle August 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Thank you for your comment D’reen, it really was a great night out, don’t get to go to the movies often do we?!
      ‘Flinders Flicks’ will be in touch with you shortly.

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