Long run for shorts

THE Mt Lawley Society has announced they’ll bring back their short film festival for a third year after a successful 2018 run at the Astor Theatre.

Roger Elmitt’s film McPherson Street, a short history of a Menora Street, won the $1000 prize.

Mr Elmitt says “this film, based on my book of the same name, was very much put together with enjoyment and collaboration—both near and far.

• Stuart Irving from Irving & Keenan presenting the Open Category First Prize to Molly Worsnop, Roger Elmitt and Scott Montgomery.

“My brother in England, Ray, was the film maker, I wrote the screenplay, my daughter’s partner Scott Montgomery was in charge of sound and the wonderful Molly Worsnop—who has devoted her whole life to Perth theatre—was the perfect narrator”.

The winner of the $750 student prize was ECU Student Corina Stag, whose film Heart in Hardware told the story of the Mt Lawley Hardware Store on Beaufort Street.

Festival organisers Christina Gustavson and Mark Hodge says they are looking at making the biennial festival an annual event, because this year’s was so popular.

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