A+ A A-

2012 Sunshine Short Film Festival News

Watch highlights of the 2012 Sunshine Short Film Festival on TV!

is-filmgalThis Sunday evening October 21, two separate television shows will be screening highlights from the inaugural Sunshine Short Film Festival.

There will also be a second instalment screened the following week on the evening of Sunday October 28.

The first segment will air on GO GREEK TV, Channel 183 on pay TV (Foxtel) at 7pm. This show has an audience of 70 - 80,000 Australia wide.

The second screening is on free to air television, GR TV at 8:30pm on Channel 31 (Channel 44 for digital TV). This show attracts audiences of 120 – 150,000 people in Melbourne alone, but will also be screened in Sydney and Brisbane markets at an alternative time.

The first episode, screened this Sunday evening will feature the winning film “Man vs Sunshine”, plus have a range of vox pops and interviews from the winners of the inaugural Sunshine Short Film Festival.

The second episode, to be aired on Sunday 28 October will show the winning films from the Schools and Mobile Phone categories, plus interviews from the winners and audience.

Make sure you program your televisions to Channel 183 on pay TV (Foxtel) at 7pm, or free to air television at 8:30pm on Channel 31 over the next two weeks to relive all of the highlights and moments from the overwhelming success of the Sunshine Short Film Festival.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:43

Hits: 2267

Surviving Sunshine's Streets

18th September 2012 08:32:02 AM
FilmFest 87319 08 wic7
Michael, Dave and Joanne’s film about the wild West had audiences in stitches.  LAURA WAKELY 

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:12

Hits: 2358

Read more: Surviving Sunshine's Streets

Congratulations to the 2012 SSFF winners!

20120914 184621

We did it! We had the first Sunshine Film Festival Gala Screening and what an event it was! Thanks to all of you who attended and stuck very supportively of us while we worked through the difficult bits. Thank you for all the smiles, the cheers and the hugs and the encouraging emails that have been coming through. We did this together and we are looking forward to next year.

Congratulations to the very worthy winners:

  • The Mobile Phone Category was won by Isabel Le for We live in a Wonderful Time.
  • The Schools Category was won by The Zakanjs, a registered home school with their entry The Bird.
  • The General Category was won by Michael Sandic for Man vs Sunshine.

A massive thank you to all who took this leap of faith with us and stuck through all the bumpy bits. In particular thanks to:

  • The filmmakers for being so inspiring.
  • The audience for all of your support.
  • The Sunshine Business Association (SBA) who auspice the festival.
  • All the sponsors with a special thank you to Brimbank Council’s Meredith Sussex and our unflagging champion Leanne Deans and to Jamie and Hayley from Village Cinemas, Sunshine
  • Simon Bereux from computerjazz for a commitment above and beyond
  • To us who put this all together: Bruce White, Steve Pereira and Ken Grebenare

The intent of this Festival is to unearth the talent of local filmmakers of all ages and experience, and celebrate Sunshine’s history, people, enterprises and environment.

Please get involved by joining our mailing list.


Man vs Sunshine

Man vs Sunshine - Winner in the General Category of the 2012 Sunshine Short Film Festival

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:40

Hits: 2860

Screening and Ticketing

FilmmakerTicketing: Tickets to the Sunshine Short Film Festival have been incredibly popular. Please note that there are now only a limited amount of tickets available and these will only be available at the SSFF box office at Village Cinema from 6pm on Friday 14th.

Screening: We are going to have one big Gala screening on Friday 14th September at 7pm at the Village Cinemas Sunshine. There will be the screenings, a party and the awarding of prizes.

Judging: In keeping with the community spirit, it is a people's choice awards. We have a total prize pool of over $10,000 which will be split into three prizes for each of the three categories: the Schools Team, the general category and the mobile phone category. This is to ensure that each winner entry gets a good split of cash and prizes.

The audience will get to votes for films in each one of the categories. We will have voting forms available during the screenings which will need to be returned to us at the end of the screenings. Then while you and your friends enjoy the reception, we will tally the results and then do a grand announcement of the winners!


Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:41

Hits: 2584

Sneak Previews

Check out three of the films submitted to the Sunshine Short Film Festival that are now in the running for thousands of dollars worth of prize money! The films will screen at Village Cinemas in Sunshine beginning at 7.00pm Friday the 14th of September 2012.

Featured Films

Man vs Sunshine
Man vs Sunshine is about survival. It follows the protagonist through Kororoit Creek into the residential area and into Sunshine making commentary along the way about the health of our waterways, the environment, diet, multiculturalism, drug use, law, history and economy of Sunshine. The narrative is delivered in a satirical way and is a parody of man vs wild.


A brief snapshot into different individuals and groups affected by homelessness, living in a multi-cultural society.

Benjamin ST

Benjamin St
I have spent most of my life in Sunshine and have recently retired from fulltime work. I love taking photos. I saw the flyer for the competition, have NEVER made a film but thought it would be fun. A great way to meet the neighbours! This is a home movie about our street Benjamin Street Sunshine.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:42

Hits: 3097

Talk Film & Free Donuts Saturday 25th August

Drop by our fab mobile classroom on Saturday 25th August between 10am and 2pm at the Village Cinema side of Sunshine Marketplace. You can't miss the big blue bus with the Victoria University logo on it. Drop by, have a chat and a donut (we are working on the free coffee) and meet other filmmakers or crew or cast!
More info
VU Film Bus

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:43

Hits: 2661

Silver screen success

Silver screen success

Published in The Star 24th July 2012 by Laura Wakely

“YOU don’t have to have a big budget, just a big imagination.”

That’s filmmaker Kenan Grebenarevic’s top tip for film-making. Kenan is one of the organisers of the Sunshine Short Film Festival, an inaugural event that invites filmmakers of all experiences and ages to create their own five-minute film.

Sponsored by Brimbank City Council, Victoria University, Halo Media, the Sunshine Business Association, Village Cinemas, Sunshine Plaza and Star News Group, prizes include a private screening at Village Cinemas Gold Class, cameras and phones, with a total prize pool of $5000.

Read more

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:45

Hits: 1651

Drop in 14th July

Drop in and chat to one of our consultants about your film or film idea on Saturday 14th July 2012. 

The VU workshop bus will be in the forecourt of Sunshine Marketplace on Hampshire Rd (across the road from the Sunshine Plaza) from 10am until 2pm!
More info
VU Film Bus

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:44

Hits: 2593

Help us promote the festival

Would you like to help make the Sunshine Short Film Festival a success? You can help us promote our film festival by forward this website link to your friends and social networks! www.sunshinefilmfestival.com.au

Or download a copy of the festival flyer and forward it via email or print it out to hand out or display in your school or work place.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:47

Hits: 2588

Bracing for 'lights, cameras, action'

Brimbank Weekly
Published in Brimbank Weekly 28 Jun, 2012 by Melissa Cunningham

Budding actors, scriptwriters and cinematographers are being summoned to light up the silver screen for Brimbank's first short-film festival. The Sunshine Short Film Festival will screen during September at Village Cinemas. Organiser Steve Pereira says Brimbank filmmakers of all levels of expertise are being encouraged to try their luck at their 15 minutes of fame.
Read the full article

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 19:33

Hits: 1541

Tickets please

The Star
Published in The Star 19th June 2012 by Laura Wakely

What does Sunshine have in common with Hollywood, Cannes, Venice and Toronto? Its own film festival, thanks to a team of people hoping to put Sunshine back on the arts map. The Sunshine Short Film Festival will screen in September at Village Cinemas and filmmakers of all experiences and ages are being invited to create their own five minute masterpiece.
Read the full article

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:46

Hits: 2427

© Sunshine Short Film Festival. All rights reserved.