MOPOKE 24HR CINEMA
4TH AND 5TH OF FEBRUARY 2023
FROM DUSK (6PM) TO SUNSET (6PM)
Get ready for an immersive and unique cinematic experience at Sydney’s first 24-hour outdoor cinema! Our program is carefully curated to include a diverse selection of arthouse films and short films, catering to the discerning movie lover. Sit back in our of our deck chairs, relax and immerse yourself in the film, with the night sky & the city as your backdrop. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this one-of-a-kind event – Secure your free tickets now!
mopoke short film festival
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A curated selection of award-winning short films screened for FREE at MOPOKE Festival. Book your tickets today!
From 7:00pm on Saturday 4th of February 2023.
PRESENTING MOONRISE and musca
filmmaker, researcher, writer, producer and editor
Her short films have explored a wide range of subjects, from the entanglements of people and animals in urban settings to the ethics and complexity of our unfolding relationship to off-Earth environments. These have screened in international festivals and museums in the United States, Australia, India and Europe.
She is a co-founder of The Archival Futures Collective, a collaboration of creatives dedicated to making archival experimental films about human relationships with nature and landscapes on Earth and in outer space.
Rowena holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from New York University, and a graduate diploma in documentary from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).
PRESENTING 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us' and 'white void'
D.C. Fairhurst started directing at eight-years-old, shooting spy “thrillers” and sci-fi “epics” in his backyard. Since then, the quality of the films has improved but the reckless enthusiasm has stayed about the same.
His debut feature film ‘Reaching Distance’ premiered at CinefestOz in 2018 before a nationwide theatrical release. With FilmInk describing it as “a smart, inventive slice of local genre filmmaking”.
Cutting his teeth in the advertising industry, D.C. has directed and edited content for Microsoft, Optus, LinkedIn and Google. His short films have won numerous awards and screened at festivals and genre events worldwide – Including a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. His most recent project, the horror short ‘White Void’ was a viral hit, amassing 50,000 views in less than a mont
PRESENTING 'ON', '101 DAYS OF LOCKDOWN', AND 'IMAGINING TIME'
THE award-winning filmmaker
Jelena Sinik is a talented, award-winning Animated Filmmaker, internationally displayed designer & published Illustrator from Sydney.
She works as a freelance animator, designer and illustrator for clients in the public art, education and entertainment sectors. In 2018, she was commissioned by a Sydney studio as 2D Character Animator for the award-winning Customs House projection show in VIVID 2018. She is currently teaching at the School of Arts Media at UNSW, since 2019. Her published illustrations have been featured in publications like Marie Claire Australia.
Jelena has won numerous awards for her animated films and has been festival-screened internationally numerous times. She was named the 2018 ATOM Award winner for Best Tertiary Animation in Australia for her UTS graduate film ‘On’.
presenting 'Bird Hands Beaver a Fish mint Bouquet'
ONE OF TESTING GROUNDS' EMERGING ARTIST
Kim Pham is a screenwriter and English tutor from Bankstown. For as long as she can remember, she has been fascinated by the art of filmmaking.
It wasn’t until after she finished her Master of Research at the University of Western Sydney that she wrote her first screenplay, Where the Green Lime Grows.
In her scripts she aims to “enter the minds of the audience and direct their thoughts before their eyes”. She is currently working on her second screenplay, Bird Hands Beaver a Fishmint Bouquet and is the recipient of the WestWords Emerging Writers Fellowship 2020.
2022 CUT SHORT COMPETITION FINALIST
Julian Hamman is an independent filmmaker & video artist based in Sydney, Australia.
His practice combines elements of slow cinema and foundational tragedy story structure; often following working-class characters who are tackling disillusionment, apathy and suburban malaise.
Daydream is the story of a dejected teenage girl searching for her missing budgie during a summer heatwave.