West End Film Festival (WEFF) is calling action on its 10th birthday, inviting movie buffs to pop the corn and raid the candy bar to celebrate from 28 June to 30 June at Boundary Street Markets. Presented by West End Community Association, WEFF is Brisbane’s longest, continuously running film festival and has grown to be one of Brisbane’s most loved film festivals celebrating the community, culture and diversity that is uniquely West End.

WEFF was established in 2009 by a group of local filmmakers focused on supporting grass root film makers and continues to connect with this founding objective today. Forging relationships with local communities and encouraging collaborations among artists, the festival highlights the importance of creativity and connection.

The short film competition is held in one of Brisbane’s most vibrant communities and will mark the milestone by doubling its major prize to $3000. WEFF is boasting new festival directors and a renewed vision for local screen culture. The two new co-directors that will lead WEFF is documentary filmmaker Adam Finney and photographer and videographer Anthony Toci.

The duo is working with an industry and community judging panel to curate five screenings of officially selected films across three days. “WEFF was founded 10 years ago by a group of local filmmakers to support their industry at a grassroots level and to create an event where the West End community can come together, interact and celebrate our great local screen culture

“This festival highlights the importance of creativity and connection and has grown to become a celebration of West End’s unique community, culture and diversity,” said Finney. “WEFF’s 10th birthday event is the start of something new,” added Toci. “We have big plans for the festival, both in terms of providing local screen talent with greater exposure and in encouraging a love of Australian film.”

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