See the Films!
Short films featuring great local stories will screen in containers! Let the films carry you away to the fascinating worlds of glass manufacture, costume making, beer brewing and pumps. The films have been made by four local filmmakers. Our Container Cinemas will materialise in Newport, Laverton and Altona over the festival. Come on in and bring your popcorn.
Peek inside the incredible O-I glass factory (formerly ACI) and hear stories of how glass has been manufactured on this iconic Spotswood site for over 100 years.
Filmmaker: Chris Downey
If you didn’t think a love affair with pumps was possible, you haven’t met John Link! Step inside the world of Link Pumps, and feel the passion John and his partner Annie have for their business.
Watch 'Moving Parts'
Filmmaker: Kiralee Greenhalgh
Step into Anna Kolusniewski’s costume studio and workshop in Vernon Street South Kingsville to see her exquisite metallic and theatrical creations. Meet Anna and learn how she creates her stunning costumes designed for film and the stage.
Filmmaker: Heather van Heerwaarden
Jayne and Danielle have established Australia’s first female-owned brewery. See how they brew their fabulous beer, and why every beer starts with a story!
Watch 'The Birds and the Beers'
Filmmaker: Emma Buglisi
Each short film will be screened multiple times between 6:00-10:00pm
A Night in Newport
Sat 17 Nov
A Night in Laverton
Fri 23 Nov
A Night in Altona
Sat 24 Nov
meet the filmmakers!
Over two nights the filmmakers will introduce their films at screenings in the beautiful Mechanics Institute in Newport. This is an opportunity for you to hear the stories behind the films and about the industries and people that inspired them. Hosted by the project coordinator Heather van Heerwaarden.
Meet the Filmmakers - Special Screenings
The Mechanics Institute,
13 Mason Street Newport
Mon 19 Nov, 7:00-8:30pm
Thu 22 Nov, 7:00-8:30pm
No bookings required