Film fans will be able to explore the world without leaving Eumundi on Sunday 28 October as the Noosa International Film Festival comes to our Eumundi School of Arts Hall for a day of screenings.
From midday you can enjoy 8 Short Films themed around 'Stories We Tell' – a diverse mix of storytelling celebrating diversity. One of the key shorts in this category was written, directed and produced by local filmmaker, Tasha Lawton and introduces the audience to the delights of our very own Eumundi School of Rock.
Tasha explains the film features extremely talented local kids striving to earn the chance to be taught by the best local musos.
"Usually in a band, there are one or two stars. Eumundi School of Rock is different – everyone's a star and integral to the performance.
"It was a pleasure and an honour watching them grow through the process - gaining confidence and working on their stage craft skills. The program gives kids who can't afford lessons the opportunity to shine. Proper little Aussie rockers!" she said.
A second Short Film Session screens at 2pm and is dedicated to our Planet Earth. Featuring 9 shorts, you can travel around the world without even leaving your seat as these incredible films explore different takes on our beautiful planet.
Exquisite time release photography in Alive brings the Canadian Rockies to life, presenting their stunning diversity and spectacular northern lights, all set to hauntingly beautiful music. Iceland showcases this amazing country from the air, giving you a sense of the fragile, majestic beauty of icebergs through to stunning lakes and waterfalls offset by a vivid green vista – All truly spectacular.
Equally mesmerizing is Antarctica – The First Dance which as its name suggests presents the first ever dance film actually shot in the coldest place on earth. But while these films might give you shivers down your spine for their chilling beauty, in Namibia you are transported to warmer climes as a filmmaker and photographer travel over 3,000km in 7 days. During this week they take in breathtaking scenes of wild animals and the happiness of simple village living, through the thought-provoking beauty of sculptural dead trees in a dried out water hole, through to the more industrialized cities that we would all recognize.
Also screening at Eumundi at 4pm, is the feature film, Living In The Future's Past – a beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking presented by Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges. Jeff presents a strikingly original take on who we are, where we came from and why we think and act the way we do, weaving evolution, ecology and what some are calling the "end of nature" into a thoroughly engrossing story.
For all the details of the NIFF program and tickets, visit www.niff.com.au.