Best of the Fest at Wingham

THERE has been so much response to the creative partnership between Garden Grub Café and Forster Film Festival an additional day has been added to the Wingham showing.

The best of the Forster Film Festival short films will be shown at two special dinner and show events at Garden Grub Cafe on April 4 and April 11.

“Garden Grub is more than a café, it’s a social experience,” said Garden Grub manager Sheree Ogden. “Encouraging local artists to make films by showing films from around the world, along with locally made ones, is the kind of thing Garden Grub supports.”

This is Forster Film Festival’s eighth year supporting short filmmaking in the local area. Accredited as one of Australia's premier film festivals, Forster Film Festival offers world-class international shorts, with its creative and entertaining selection.

There are 19 short film winners screening in this year’s festival, from Argentina, Israel, Germany, Canada, UK, US, Forster, and Bungwahl.

The shortest film is three minutes, the longest 16 minutes. The event takes two hours, plus interval with refreshments available.

“Short, sharp and sunny” is how festival director Greg Smith describes the show. “The films are funny and thought-provoking, and always entertaining.”

The local not-for-profit festival is run by volunteers auspiced by local registered charity Great Lakes Community Resources, with all door taking going towards covering the $3 000 prize money awarded by the festival.

WHERE: Garden Grub Café 99 Isabella Street Wingham phone 6557 1110.

WHEN: Friday April 4 and Friday April 11.

TIME: Dinner 6-7pm, films 7-9pm.

COST: Dinner and show $25.

For further information contact: Sheree at Garden Grub 6557 1110 or Greg at Festival 0414 722 596 

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