Heritage gets hip

THE Mount Lawley Society is gearing up for the first Hip on Heritage Short Film Festival showcasing the historic suburb.

The society is looking for films less than seven minutes long with the theme of either “Mount Lawley” or “Heritage”, and the festival is open to all genres, be it comedy, drama or documentary.

The festival will also be open to established filmmakers or newbies — not everyone has to have Nykvist standards of cinematography.

• The Mount Lawley Society’s Mark Hodge and Christina Gustavson are keen to see some heritage films rolling in. Photo by Steve Grant

• The Mount Lawley Society’s Mark Hodge and Christina Gustavson are keen to see some heritage films rolling in. Photo
by Steve Grant

The Society was founded about 40 years ago with the aim of fostering a community spirit, with a focus on preserving older buildings and townscapes.

New chair Paul Collins says they’re keen to get new people interested and expand membership across all demographics and they’re hoping a hip film festival will help.

Stirling city council is a major sponsor and selected films will be up on the big screen at Astor Theatre on November 20, a fitting setting given the art deco cinema’s historic significance.

Registrations close November 5 so get filming soon, and all the info’s on http://mh2408.wixsite.com/hiponheritage

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