Now in its 9th year, WEFF has established itself as one of Brisbane’s leading short film festivals. Each year, the festival aims to connect and encourage grassroot filmmakers to explore their craft, and collaborate with like-minded individuals by forming networks through the WEFF community.
This project was set up to further the connection between local artists and communities and the WEFF team. As a small, locally funded and produced festival the relationships created with supporters is what strengthens the festival as a whole, enabling it to grow each year.
This year the festival falls on the weekend of June 22nd and will offer a diverse program of film screenings, pitching sessions, Q&A’s and extended experience labs.
WEFF is important because it supports emerging and mid-career filmmakers. Giving a platform and an opportunity to not only showcase their work but also to connect with other practitioners. In many cases filmmakers don’t have the necessary funds or access to large screens to display their film. Through WEFF, up and coming filmmakers get an audience in front of their film, which hopefully leads to further awareness and success.
WEFF collaborate with local artists, musicians and businesses in order to make the weekend an exciting and rewarding experience for all.
We are simply asking for some change – what you would normally spend on your morning coffee, to be donated to our festival. WEFF always strives to celebrate the community, culture and diversity that is unique to West End, and so in return we would love your support! Our small team of individuals work hard, but without our sponsors and supporters the festival wouldn’t be what it is today.
The donations from this project will go towards our marketing, in order to get the word out and get more involved in the arts. It will also be used towards our wonderful volunteers, the extended community events that we run and lastly to support our filmmakers.
With the support and backing of local communities and donors, we are expecting a bigger and better event that can celebrate our local filmmakers whilst strengthening previous networks as well as forging new ones.
If you would like to know more about the West End Film Festival, please head to our website: https://westendfilmfestival.com.au/