South West Shorts films to screen in Warrnambool on Friday.

South-west landscapes and passionate local film makers will be showcased at South West Shorts on Friday.

The 11 uplifting short films, produced by ABC’s Colleen Hughson and Emily Bissland, will be screened at the Lighthouse Theatre.

Ms Bissland said it promised to be a great night which paid homage to the talented creators and our local landscapes. “The films are broad in scope and are quite uplifting about the positive aspects of our community,” Ms Bissland said.

It includes two premieres; Saving St Brigid’s and A Town Like Warrnambool. “The soundtrack’s great and the footage is beautiful. Anyone who’s ever lived in Warrnambool, will love this film.”

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1. A town like Warrnambool (Premiere)

Filmed by: Rhonda McDonell, Rosana Sialong, Jan Johnson, James Russell, Engin Torun, Paula Burzacott, David Hermans, Byron Sutterby, James Kol, Colleen Hughson. Music by Don Stewart . Edited by Emily Bissland.

2. Saving St.Brigid's Still (Premiere) by Paul Schipper, Emily Bissland, Ben Cragg.

3. All abilities Surf Day By Rhonda McDonell, Rosana Sialong.

4. Tracey Kruger: Documenting Rural Life, Emily Bissland, Tracey Duffield Kruger.

5. Storm Swell from the Sky by Oat Vaiyaboon.

6. Zest for Life by Rhonda McDonell.

7. Married to the Sea by Colleen Hughson featuring Ros Ferrier.

8. Vern the photo collector by Colleen Hughson featuring Vern McCallum.

9. Skating among the gumtrees by Colleen Hughson, Scott Vallance featuring Kostya Vallance.

10. The Power of Make-up by Colleen Hughson, Aliza Willows.

11. The Real Faces of Ballarat: Produced by Emily Bissland with interviews by Myles Walsh.


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