This is Adam and Anthony the new directors for WEFF2019, we wanted to send out a quick hello and update you on the Festival this year.
Part of our mission for this year is to make a festival which is accessible to everyone, highlights West End’s culture and supports Australian emerging film talent while providing a cinematic experience to remember.
It started for us when previous directors Sam and Sacha moved on to their next film projects after running an incredable festival for three years. The West End Community Association who run the festival approached us to direct this year. As long time West End residents and passionate film makers we looked at how we could move WEFF into the future.
Our first decision was to make the festival more accessible and give as much back to our community as possible. This is when we commited to dropping ticket prices by 40% to $15 ($12.50 for students) and hosting free screenings and panels.
From here we’ve worked with the community and our partners to deliver five free sessions and five official selection sessions over two venues and three days. It’s been a lot of work but we are seriously to bring West End Film Festivals 10th Birthday to life. You can see the full programme at.https://www.westendfilmfestival.com.au