Taking over Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre for a one-day-only short film festival, Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires is the independent film industry sector’s response to Australia’s current bushfire crisis. The event will consist of short film and web series screenings, industry panellists and special guest speakers. Screening on Sunday 8 March from 2pm – 8pm, all profits from the event will be directly donated to Wildlife Victoria and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
The curated film festival will celebrate the work being produced by Victorian filmmakers. The festival format will comprise four screening blocks presented by special guests and talks delivered by panellists and speakers from a range of backgrounds including climate activists, filmmakers, performing artists and more.