Mangrove Hotel to screen 2023 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest
The Mangrove Hotel will roll out the red carpet on June 2, 2023 for a one night screening of the popular Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest. The opening premiere event in the Broome Fringe Festival, the Mangrove Hotel have capacity to seat up to 800 people who will enjoy a unique ‘under the stars viewing experience’ beside internationally renowned Roebuck Bay.
With a strong interest being demonstrated by local filmmakers, Film Freeway has opened for short film entries in the 2023 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
Director Kandy Curran says the films will celebrate Roebuck Bay, Broome and the Kimberley region – areas of the high planetary biodiversity, on ‘World Environment Day’. The film entries made exclusively for the 2023 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest, get better every year, proving local Kimberley filmmakers see great benefit in having their own film fest and opportunities to hone their filmic skills.
“The festival predominantly accepts short films up to 5 minutes, although will show a limited number of films to 15 minutes, and in keeping with the theme, there will be a major award for ‘Best World Environment Day Film’ to promote awareness of the exceptional biodiversity of the region and particularly Roebuck Bay.” Mrs Curran said.
Pia Boyer, Producer of the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest, invites filmmakers to submit their short film entries in Film Freeway by May 7, 2023 (deadline). “This year’s categories are Roebuck Bay, Broome and Kimberley WA in the genres of comedy, drama-narrative, documentary, music, animation and science.” Mrs Boyer said.
The short films are judged prior to the Premiere by professional filmmakers and the winners of each category announced on the night by emcee Bart Pigram.
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest, an initiative of the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group, is supported by major sponsors The Mangrove Hotel, Rangelands NRM, National Landcare Program, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls and Broome Whale Watching.
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest celebrates Roebuck Bay, Broome and the rugged Kimberley region through short films.
Stories are at the heart of the Mud and Saltwater Film Fest, and we aim to showcase this remarkable part of the world through the eyes of inspired filmmakers who live and work here.The June 2021 Mud and Saltwater Film Fest ‘Premiere’
The Premiere has a real buzz, with local filmmakers seeing the films they have entered in the 2021 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest on Sun Picture’s big screen for the first time. To add to the pizazz, winning films are announced after the last film is screened.
The popular 2021 Mud and Saltwater Film Fest Premiere screened 21 entertaining films shot around Broome, Roebuck Bay, the Dampier Peninsula and rugged Kimberley region.
The June Mud and Saltwater Film Fest ‘Short Films-Features-Winners’ Another fantastic night, showing 21 short films and features plus the bonus feature On My Father’s Country by Mitch Torres, Nagarra Nagarra Films, Vince Carter, Mark Jones, Jedda Rae Hill. The film is fantastic as are all the entries in 2021.
Thanks to major sponsors: Rangelands NRM, National Landcare Program, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls, Inspiring Australia, Yane Sotiroski Photography and Broome Whale Watching. Thanks to donors Broome Betta Electrical, Broome Bird Observatory, Camera Electronic, Feral Films, Good Cartel, Kimberley Colors, Mark Jones Films, Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media, Press Play, Reef Chief Australia,Broome Fringe Festival.
Organiser: Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.
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