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Movie Buffs…Your Time has Come to Indulge!

By Korgan Hucent

It’s that time of the year (almost) with Fist Full of Films kicking off 5pm from Friday 13th November – Saturday 14th November.  The festival is into its 15th year, and is presented by the Darwin Film Society at Deckchair Cinema.  Over these exciting two nights, some of the NT’s finest short film and music clips will be exhibited with winners chosen at the conclusion of the evening.

The short films exhibited touch on topics relating to Northern Territory issues, topical stories, lifestyle, culture and evolving character issues.

The event first began in 1999 and provides aspiring film makers with an audience to share their creativity with.  Each film screened is in with a chance to score a GALAH AWARD, which are comprised of cash and in-kind prizes.  Winners also receive a unique GALAH AWARD statue, similar to an Oscar, but with the head of a galah instead!

Each year, the festival centres around a key word, with all films submitted for the competition, featuring this theme or simply the key word itself.  The winning film will be the one the audience and judges feel has best used the keyword, however other GALAH AWARDS are also up for grabs, according to a variety of categories.

For more information about this fun and exciting event, check out http://www.travelnt.com/en/darwin-and-surrounds/events/fist-full-of-films-festival.

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