The sixth season of the People of Passion (POP) International film festival is almost upon us, the Toorak Bowls Club is hosting this unique film festival, that has Independent films from Australia and overseas represented.
Opening night is a chance to dress up in your fanciest finery as it is an experiential event rather than just another film festival.
Festival Director Leanne Campbell said ‘I want people to look forward to attending because it is more than just sitting in a dark theatre watching films. I want people to have a fun night out and a different experience’
Several of the film makers and a lot of local acting persons attend Opening night. Some of the films posters are listed below and a couple of film trailers to wet your film appetite.
Arrive at 7pm to play lawn bowls while you wait for the sun to go down, or check out the snack bar which will have a small selection of cinema food, gourmet hot dogs, potato wedges, steam dim sims, nachos, pop corn.
Official selections screening on opening night.
Jeedara: The Great White Whale by Kevin Lim in Short Documentry
Pub_Talk by jake Taylor in Spirit of Australiana Shorts Showcase
Malum by Ehsan Soltani in Iranian Origion films
Daughterhood by Lily Drummond in LGBTIAQ+ film showcase
Cedar Tree of Life by Odessa Shuquaya in First Nations film showcase
CHICKENS by Sam Vinal in Horror
Heartbeat of a Movement by Nasreen Alkhateeb in Short Documentry
I CAN by Cory Reeder in Fantasy short film
A Rare Breed by Thomas José Field in LGBTIAQ+ film showcase
My Ghoul by Andrew Robb in Short Comedy Film Showcase
The Lovers by Gareth Tillson in Short Comedy Film Showcase
Fine Wine by Maria Shamkalian in Mature Aged Persons short film
Old Habits by Mary Musolino in Mature Aged Persons short film
Voices by Matthew Smith in Psychological/thriller Film Showcase
Nour by John Cunninghamin Bechdel short film
Unsighted by Ruby Pettigrew in Short Animated Film Showcase
Wild as by Olivier Bonenfant in Spirit of Australiana Shorts Showcase