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.

https://filmfreeway.com/POPFilmFestival/tickets

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

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Malum by Ehsan Soltani in Iranian Origion films

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Daughterhood by Lily Drummond in LGBTIAQ+ film showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Cedar Tree of Life by Odessa Shuquaya in First Nations film showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

CHICKENS by Sam Vinal in Horror

Heartbeat of a Movement by Nasreen Alkhateeb in Short Documentry

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

I CAN by Cory Reeder in Fantasy short film

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

A Rare Breed by Thomas José Field in LGBTIAQ+ film showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

My Ghoul by Andrew Robb in Short Comedy Film Showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

The Lovers by Gareth Tillson in Short Comedy Film Showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Fine Wine by Maria Shamkalian in Mature Aged Persons short film

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Old Habits by Mary Musolino in Mature Aged Persons short film

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Voices by Matthew Smith in Psychological/thriller Film Showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Nour by John Cunninghamin Bechdel short film

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Unsighted by Ruby Pettigrew in Short Animated Film Showcase

opening night of the pop international film festival 2020

Wild as by Olivier Bonenfant in Spirit of Australiana Shorts Showcase