West End Film Festival 2021

West End Film Festival 2021

WEST END FILM FESTIVAL 2021

An event by West End Community Association

A vibrant short film festival celebrating Australian short filmmakers.

West End Film Festival (WEFF) is back after a covid-forced break in 2020. 
 
We’re excited to be screening this year’s program at Metro Arts, one of Brisbane’s premier arts venues supporting communities and local artists for over 40 years.
 
This year WEFF includes 2 sessions per day repeated over 3 days showing 50+ selected short films by Australian filmmakers all vying for a share of over $3,000 in prizes, with the final GOLD session including awards and presentations to the winners.
 
Get in quick – limited tickets on sale now!

NOTE: Judging of film submissions and therefore detailed program design won’t be able to be completed until 24 July. With ticket sales launching  on 8 July, this means that there will be a period where we are hope you’ll still purchase tickets despite not having program details. With a 10 year track record of sharing hiqh quality programs, you can trust us! 

DATES

6pm, 4 Aug 2021 (Blue Session)
8pm, 4 Aug 2021 (Green Session)
6pm, 5 Aug 2021 (Purple Session)
8pm, 5 Aug 2021 (Pink Session)
6pm, 6 Aug 2021 (Red Session)
8pm, 6 Aug 2021 (Gold Session with Awards Presentation)

Box office opens at 5.30pm and 7.30pm daily

TICKETS

General Admission $15 + booking fee
Concession $13 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

DURATION

Each session is 90minutes (no interval)
30 minute break between sessions

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages. Some short films may include occasional coarse language and references to adult themes. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the film. 

ABOUT WEST END FILM FESTIVAL

For over 10 years we’ve presented quality annual programs of short films with a prize pool that’s grown since our humble beginnings. 

Despite the short submissions period, Australian short film makers have stepped up to submit and we’re excited to offer you an exciting program of shorts and music videos! 

WEFF was established in 2009 by a group of local film makers focused on supporting grassroots 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. 

WEFF has grown to be one of Brisbane’s most loved film festivals, celebrating the community, culture, and diversity that is uniquely West End.

www.westendfilmfestival.com.au

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

WEFF is an event by West End Community Association and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, The Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund, Screen Queensland and the Queensland Government.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

The Bombshells Ball

The Bombshells Ball

THE BOMBSHELLS BALL

Presented by The Bombshell Burlesque 

Join us for an evening of titillation, tassels and tease starring Brisbane’s best bump and grind babes and nifty novices at our new Metro Arts home.

The graduation performance for term four students of The Bombshell Burlesque Academy, The Bombshells Ball features both professional performers and debuts by emerging Burlesque babes! Come and cheer on your favourite Bombshells in a show with more glamour, glitter and garters than you can poke a feather at!

 

Featuring performances by graduating students of The Bombshell Burlesque Academy
MC: Chocolate Boxx
Magnolia Knife
Martini McFly

Introducing:
Ali Amalfi

Tallulah Sweete
Melon Degenerate
Precious Venus
Xtina Colada
Cora Confetti
Dahlia Dyer
 

DATES

7 August 2021
5pm & 8pm

TICKETS

$40 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

DURATION

2 hours, including interval.

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for audiences aged 18+ only.
May contain strobe and haze effects, adult themes, language and implied nudity.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT

By Nicky Peelgrane

Presented by Chrysalis Productions

If ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, where the hell is the village while new mums wipe bums and juggle the expectations of the 21st century?

Whatever Gets You Through the Night is a raucous comedy about the snot-flinging, nipple-cracking, up-chuck-scented, sleep-deprived, madness of the first year of motherhood. Three women from the Mothers Behaving Badly (MBB) playgroup grapple with their metamorphosis into motherhood.

A must-see for anyone who has ever mothered or been mothered. 

 

DATES

Thu 12 – Sat 14 Aug, 2021

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

Approximately 135 minutes,
including 15 minute intermission. 

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

 

THE ARTISTS

Nicky Peelgrane Writer & Director

Chrysalis Productions Producers

Anne Stanley Composer/Musician

Ben Shotten Lighting Designer

Georgia Cohen Set Designer

Liz Suess Stage Manager

Tim Alexander Fight Choreographer

Belinda Raisin Movement Director

Cameron Quagliotto Technical Assistant

Cast:
Crystal Arons, Kimberley Chapman, Matthew Filkins, Belinda Raisin 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

Natsuko

Natsuko

NATSUKO

Brisbane Music Festival presents

One of Australia’s top classical music superstars, Natusko Yoshimoto is highly regarded as one of the country’s best artists. For eleven years she was the concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and is a former leader of the Australian String Quartet. In partnership with Brisbane Music Festival Artistic Director Alex Raineri, Yoshimoto performs three staple works of the violin + piano repertoire.

This promises to be a major highlight of the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival, not to be missed!

DATES

7.30pm, Thu 19 Aug

TICKETS

General Admission: $50 + booking fee
Concession: $30 + booking fee
Student: $20 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

DURATION 

60 mins

THE ARTISTS

Natsuko Yoshimoto
Born is Japan, Natsuko Yoshimoto has been in great demand as a soloist, chamber musician and a concertmaster and has held positions as a leader of many of the esteemed chamber groups and orchestras such as the Australian String Quartet, the Grainger Quartet and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated in chamber music with players like Pinchas Zukerman, Heinz Holliger, Anthony Marwood and Stephen Kovacevich and has frequently performed with many of the Australia’s top chamber groups. She lives in Brisbane and is a member of Ensemble Q and teaches at the Queensland Conservatorium and University of Queensland. 

Alex Raineri, Artistic Director
Described by Limelight Magazine as “a soloist of superb virtuosic skill and musicality”, Australian classical pianist Alex Raineri (b. 1993) is internationally active as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. International performances include tours throughout California, South-East Asia, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany and Austria. He is the Artistic Director of the annual Brisbane Music Festival and is a passionate exponent of contemporary music having given over 130 World Premieres to date.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information.