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EastLink sponsors Stellar Short Film Festival, McClelland sculpture park (Sat 2 Mar)

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Saturday 2 March (gates open from 5pm)
McClelland, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin

Presented by headline sponsor EastLink, Stellar Short Film Festival returns to the breathtaking setting of McClelland sculpture park on Saturday 2 March for its much-anticipated fifth-anniversary celebration.

For film enthusiasts and those seeking a delightful night out with friends, Stellar promises an exclusive experience featuring delectable food, local beverages, art, sculptures, entertainment, and an extraordinary lineup of award-winning short films.

This boutique event, uniquely invitation-only, showcases the cream of Australian short films, competing for prizes evaluated by esteemed judges including John Sheedy, Lucy Gaffy, Stef Smith, and Jackson Tozer, alongside ambassadors Michael Caton and Scott Major.

VIP ticket holders can indulge in an all-inclusive package, featuring a cocktail-style dinner by Harry’s Cafe, delightful treats, artisan gourmet popcorn by Popkins, and a selection of quality local beverages, including Elgee Park and Baillieu Wines from Merricks Wine Store, Kaiju Beer, Mock Red Hill Cider, That Spirited Lot Gin, Chief's Son Whisky, Three Bays Mineral Water, and ETCH Sparkling. VIP guests will enjoy the smooth tunes of Sam O’Connell, providing the perfect backdrop for connecting with friends, mingling with our Stellar 12 filmmakers, actors and judges - plus reserved seating, a Stellar VIP Swag Bag and an invitation to the Stellar after-party.

For a relaxed lawn experience, General Admission guests can bring a picnic rug, beanbags, or low-backed chairs and unwind in the natural amphitheatre, play lawn games, explore the magnificent sculptures, and enjoy DJ Blind Benny's tunes before the screenings.

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Stellar is a premium boutique event with capped numbers, ensuring a relaxed and magical evening under the stars amidst the gum trees and magnificent sculptures at McClelland. 

Drinks may be purchased from Stellar’s premium local beverage sponsors, with delicious food available from food trucks like Island Home, Bigger than Texas, Greek Masa, and The Flying Calamari Brothers. For dessert, Johnny Ripe, Paletto, and Eat Sweet have you covered.

Whether it's a romantic date night, a work buddies' outing, or a long-overdue catch-up, Stellar Short Film Festival promises the perfect event for all. 

Immerse yourself in 12 creative masterpieces that promise to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions! From tears to laughter, joy to horror, and everything in between, this festival guarantees a cinematic journey that will entertain, delight, inspire and disturb. Engage, discuss, and don’t forget to cast your vote for your favourite for the VA Digital Audience Choice Award! 

Follow Stellar on Facebook and Instagram for more announcements @stellarshortfilmfestival including best performance nominations sponsored by Frankston Arts Centre. 

Let the magic of cinema spark conversations that linger. Purchase your tickets now for an unforgettable night under the stars and make memories to last a lifetime! 

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Presented by EastLink and Frankston City Council.

Preview Trailer

Watch the preview trailer for Stellar 2024…

Festival Video

Watch the video about the Stellar Short Film Festival…