The 2023 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest ‘Premiere’ on Friday June 2nd will be beamed onto a large screen at the Mangrove Hotel for an exceptional ‘under the stars’ viewing experience.
Director Kandy Curran says the short film entries are extraordinary, with filmmakers from across the Kimberley region telling unique stories and showcasing the region’s iconic landscapes through animation, music, drama-narrative, documentary and of course, comedy.
The short films are judged prior to the Premiere by professional filmmakers, and the winners of each category announced at the Premiere by emcee Bart Pigram. Speaking of Broome’s talented Pigram family, this year, accomplished actor and filmmaker Ngaire Pigram, will join the judging panel along with professional filmmakers Paul Bell, Neil Turner and Mark Jones.
Thanks to Major Sponsors: Mangrove Hotel, Rangelands NRM, National Landcare Program, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls, Damian Kelly Photography. Prize Sponsors: Broome Bird Observatory, Broome Whale Watching, Camera Electronic, Good Cartel, Harvey Norman Technology, Reef Chief and Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises. In Kind Sponsors: Broome Fringe Festival, Broome Historical Walking Tours, Feral Films (Paul Bell Film Fest judge), Goolarri Media, Kimberley Kolors, Mark Jones Films (Film Fest judge), Ngaire Pigram (Film Fest judge), Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media (Neil Turner Film Fest judge).
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