Little Tramps light up laneway film festival

IF you saw multiple Charlie Chaplins wandering the side streets of Warrnambool’s CBD last night, it wasn’t an apparition.

That was the small army of volunteers who worked to help make the Silver Ball Film Festival a success.

Dressed like the silent movie star’s beloved Tramp character, they handed out programs and maps to the people who turned out to watch 32 locally-made short films projected on walls and in stores around the CBD.

The laneways around Warrnambool’s Ozone car park were transformed into film screens for the Silver Ball Film Festival last night. Helping to promote the event were Tonia Wilcox and a supporting cast of Charlie Chaplins.
140509AS20 Picture: AARON SAWALL

The laneways around Warrnambool’s Ozone car park were transformed into film screens for the Silver Ball Film Festival last night. Helping to promote the event were Tonia Wilcox and a supporting cast of Charlie Chaplins. 140509AS20 Picture: AARON SAWALL

The screenings comprised the penultimate Laneway Festival, which have been a great success for the council and south-west arts collective F Project.

The festival continues tonight with an awards screening at Lady Bay Resort, where judges and the public will pick their favourites of the locally-made shorts and hand out $2000 worth of prizes.

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