Lockdown Film Competition screening focuses on local talent

Published on 24 May 2021

Lockdown Film Festival Screening

Frankston City’s artistic talents were ‘unlocked’ at a screening of captivating, poignant and thought provoking short films last Friday.

South Ward Cr Liam Hughes urged patrons to enjoy a night of short films, created by our community for the 2020 Lockdown Short Film Competition.

Cr Hughes said: “The Lockdown Short Film Competition called on creatives to capture the time in our lives when we entered or emerged from shutdown and social isolation through the medium of film.

“There’s a great diversity of films and we’re excited to share them with the Frankston community,” Cr Hughes said.

Brigitte Jarvis was excited to see her film, The Endless Hourglass, on the big screen in Cube 37.

Ms Jarvis said: “This film was inspired by poetry written by Lyn – a single 70-year-old woman, who continues to remain healthy and positive and write wonderful visceral poetry about her experience of daily life.

“She travels a great deal and her poetry is often like a journal of her adventures, so this poem about isolation is particularly poignant,” Ms Jarvis said.

James Griffiths, 21 years, and Imogen Adeney, 16 years, were announced in January as Lockdown Short Film Competition major prize winners.

James and Imogen took out the top prize ($2000) and highly commended ($1000) respectively for their stunning films.

James’ film, Routine, follows the cyclical nature of the lockdown and how that can weigh on someone mentally.

Imogen’s film, GLITCH, explores the effects lockdown has on a 16-year-old girl and how mental health issues can interfere with your mind.

The Lockdown Film Competition is a key part of the stunning ‘This Time, Last Year’ – Frankston City’s multidisciplinary art exhibition, time capsule, celebration and memorial all rolled into one!

Proudly supported by Frankston Council as part of its $7.038 million Relief and Recovery Package to help the community recover from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, ‘This Time, Last Year’ enables patrons to take a step back to this time, last year and explore the inspired vision of our community.

The Lockdown Film Competition Shortlisted films can now be viewed on the Frankston Arts Centre YouTube channel.

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