Fiery theme for 2018 Fleurieu Film Festival

Fire is the theme for next year’s Fleurieu Film Festival and it’s sure to be a red hot event.

Entries are now open for the local film festival, now in its third year, with the success of previous years expecting to create a plethora of high-quality entries for the February event.

FESTIVAL: Fleurieu Film Festival committee members are excited for the upcoming Fleurieu Film Festival, which will feature the theme of fire. Photo: Harry Fisher

FESTIVAL: Fleurieu Film Festival committee members are excited for the upcoming Fleurieu Film Festival, which will feature the theme of fire. Photo: Harry Fisher

Festival director Alison Alcock said the upcoming festival would also incorporate an exciting new award, which was for the most inspirational young filmmaker, and would see the lucky winner take home a $500 cash prize.

Like in previous years, the best film will be awarded an unbelievable opportunity to head overseas with the winner receiving two return tickets to Los Angeles to check out the Hollywood film industry.

“The theme of fire is going to be exciting,” Ms Alcock said.

“The term fire is ambiguous however, it could be about something burning, or even a fire in the belly.

“There will be films of all genres, from documentaries to dramas, horrors to music clips.”

The opening night on Friday February 9 will be hosted again by Serafino in McLaren Vale, however this year the event is now open to the public with tickets on sale for $35 each or $30 for concession.

Keeping with the family-friendly feel of the event, the Saturday night of the festival on February 10 will be held at the Yankalilla Memorial Oval, which Ms Alcock said would be “a real fair and have something for everyone”.

This year the festival will continue into Sunday February 11 with a Meet the Filmmakers event being hosted at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre.

Ms Alcock said it would be a one-hour question and answer session, sponsored by the South Australian Film Corporation.

For more information on how to get involved in the Fleurieu Film Festival or to purchase tickets to opening night, visit the website at www.fleurieufilmfestival.com.au 

The term fire is ambiguous, it could be something burning, or even a fire in the belly. There will be films of all genres, from documentaries to dramas, horrors to music clips.

Fleurieu Film Festival director Alison Alcock