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Filmonik Kino-Kabaret 2024 - A 72-hour filmmaking challenge

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The Filmonik Kabaret is our yearly all-you-can-film buffet of spontaneous creativity, where participants collaborate on as many short films as they can, in a shared production space called the Kinolab at Kindred Studios in Yarraville. The 72-hour jam-session of filmmaking is immediately followed by the premiere screening of the works, part of Setting Sun Film Festival. It's fun, it's epic, it's chaotic, it's challenging, you meet heaps of new people and get attached on-the-spot to many productions just by hanging out in the hub. It's not a competition, it's a celebration of film of all scope. There are no teams set in advance, and no creative restrictions on the films. Writers and directors can improvise all weekend or come to the Friday production meeting with a script ready to go, but the magic will happen with the cast and crew participating and present in the hub. Short films can get written, shot and edited all in and around the hub. It's not a requirement but it's how it's done best to learn more, to challenge yourself, to get help when you need it, and to hop on anyone's project and try something new.

To see how it generally goes:
2023 Kabaret recap video at Kindred
2022 Kabaret recap video 

There's one ticket for Directors for a spot in the screening and another ticket for all other participants; cast, crew or any other type of film artisan.
All tickets include:
- Access to our collaborative space and studio at Kindred Studios from the evening of Friday May 17 to Monday May 20 (opening hours apply).
- Entry to the Monday May 20 short film screening

Facebook group for participants’ requests and offers:

Big Kino-Kabaret survival guide:

We're proud and happy to be once again part of Setting Sun Film Festival from May 9 to May 20. The Filmonik Kabaret will close the festival May 17 to 20 with the aim to truly set Yarraville as filmmaker central with the premiere of the freshest batch of films the festival will have ever seen. Find more info on their website as well as the full program.

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