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A Celebration of Fresh Vision at Greek-Australian Short Film Festival

short-film-festivalNow in its sixth year, the Greek Australian Short Film Festival (GASFF) will again screen as part of The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival. There are three screenings; the International Shorts (22 October), the Australian Documentary Shorts (24 October) which culminate with the Australian Shorts on Thursday 29 October, 2015.

Curated by some of Australia’s leading film talents, including stage and screen actress Katerina Kotsonis (Short Cuts, Neighbours), actor Jim Koutsoukos (Crackerjack) and short film director Stella Dimadis; the Festival supports aspiring filmmakers across the globe who are either Greek or of Greek descent and awards a $1000 prize to the winner of both the Australian and International Shorts.

Nia Karteris, Festival Chair said, “This is a celebration of the best up and coming film making talent in both the Greek and Australian community. These young filmmakers bring a fresh perspective on Greek current affairs and life in Australia, and we are proud to support their vision on the big screen.”

“We expect the Australian Shorts to be a major highlight, and a great celebration of young and aspiring Greek Australian talent,” said Karteris.

After the screening, the winner of the Australian Shorts will be announced, with a party of Greek treats including kourabiedes and flaky baklava from Athena Cake Shop, Marrickville, and traditional Greek soft drink Gazoza from Loux, all of which is included in the ticket price.

The Greek Australian Short Film Festival is part of The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival, running in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. It first started six years ago screening local Greek Australian films in a bar in downtown Melbourne. Since then it has grown to be incorporated as part of the Greek Film Festival in Australia and screens across various states.

Films will be judged by prominent Greek Australians from the media and entertainment industry. This year’s judges are: George Donikian, George Kapiniaris, Christina Heristanidis, Jim Grivas, Jason Raftopoulos, Alexandra Megas and Billy Cotsis.

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