LIGHT UP 2019: Thank you!

A huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended Light Up, submitted films, and supported The Slop Shack’s first event!

Light Up Film Festival was the culmination of months of preparing an event that could unite Brisbane filmmakers and spark the imagination of the community – bringing a collection of unique, bizarre and under-appreciated films out from the dark and into the light.

With over 140 attendees piling into Cinema 5 at Reading Cinemas Newmarket, the energy was palpable. With a two-act collection of 16 unique films (unfortunately stoner-comedy Blazed & Confused got a little too lit and got lost on the way to the festival), we bore witness to some rare and peculiar sights: mutant yarn children, blind cricketers, sock dimensions, and….uh… Dear Doonan.

Thanks to your support, we’re happy to announce that LIGHT UP will return in 2020 with even more films, a bigger cinema, and crazier adventures. If you want to see your work on the big screen at the next festival: get started now!

The future of filmmaking is bright, and in good hands, so make sure to keep a look out for future projects from Light Up’s 2019 alum:

Faux Facade / David LawrenceHooked on Knit 

Joshua RadfordCTRL ALT DEL

Ink on the Couch – Crossroads Ghostride & Nffd & CK The Walker Sea of Dreams

Aven Yap, Ellie Hayward & Joseph WilkiePiano Mums

Sean McParlandDunt, Kent & Wolf

Lachlan McfarlaneBlind Ambition

Austin McfarlaneThe Sock Dimension & Memory Palace 

Josh ReidDiagnosis

Ben ListerDear Doonan: Meet The Band

Harry SwebyThe Box Set

Jy BubbI Live In Tomorrow

Noah TaylorLife

Charlene Chin Light Me Up

Julienne Pancho48 Hours in Hong Kong

And, finally, the winner of Most Popular Film is Hooked on Knit! Big thanks to David Lawrence, Rebel Lyons and the rest of the team for submitting this gem.

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