The 2020 Port Shorts Film Festival will be among the first in the world to produce a simultaneous virtual and live event featuring the festival’s best ever short films, documentaries and music videos later this month.
That’s right – the best films featured at the internationally-renowned film festival from 2015-2019 will screen at the 2020 Best Of Port Shorts Virtual Film Festival on October 16-17, 2020 showcasing more than 50 short films from around the world over two huge nights of entertainment streamed for free online to an international audience.
Emerging filmmakers will also be able to access free virtual Masterclass Series workshops with a host of industry experts including world-leading drone operators XM2, composer/sound artist Steeve Body, producer Ashley Davies and screenwriter and Port Shorts Ambassador Kier Shorey over the two-day virtual short film fest.
For those lucky enough to live around or visit Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland, the 2020 Best Of Port Shorts Film Festival free live event will be held in idyllic Rex Smeal Park on October 17, 2020 for a restricted audience of 500 film enthusiasts to celebrate the most amazing short films.
Legendary Aussie actor and Port Shorts Ambassador Stephen Curry is not letting COVID-19 stop him from hosting the virtual and live festivals, reporting for MC duties from his Melbourne lounge room due to lockdown restrictions alongside good friend and fellow Port Shorts Ambassador, Wolf Creek and Rogue producer Matt Hearn.
“Unfortunately COVID-19 had other ideas unless someone can build a COVID-compliant tunnel from my backyard to Port Douglas, but we’re excited we can still be involved from Melbourne lockdown and sit back on the couch and enjoy a program of short films as good as you will find anywhere in the world.”
Port Shorts Film Festival Director Ali George said audiences were in for a real treat.
To register for the FREE 2020 Best Of Port Shorts Virtual Film Festival and Masterclass Series workshops on October 16-17, 2020 or the 2020 Best Of Port Shorts Film Festival live event on October 17, 2020 go to www.portshorts.com.
The 2020 Best Of Port Shorts Virtual Film Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.