Meet Brisbane's longest continuously-running local film festival. While the Brisbane International Film Festival has stopped, restarted and moved venues over the years, the West End Film Festival is still kicking on. It's focused on short films rather than lengthier flicks, but it seems that good things come in small packages as the fest gears up for its tenth year.
Taking place on June 23 and 24, WEFF once again shines a spotlight on homegrown talents keeping things short and sweet in the cinema, with their program split over four sessions. Sinister dolls, call-centre workers, superheroes, sensory deprivation tanks... they all get a mention. And, while the festival keeps its eyes on all things abridged and brief, it'll also screen a feature — Australian documentary After the Apology.
First, head along to the Boundary Street Markets at 5pm on Saturday night to catch the feature, then stick around at 7pm to watch the year's best music video submissions. The next day, come back at 3pm and 6pm on Sunday for two stints focusing on shorts, shorts and more shorts, followed by the fest's annual awards after the later session.