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 Lawrence – Hooked on Knit
Joshua Radford – CTRL ALT DEL
Ink on the Couch – Crossroads Ghostride & Nffd & CK The Walker Sea of Dreams
Aven Yap, Ellie Hayward & Joseph Wilkie – Piano Mums
Sean McParland – Dunt, Kent & Wolf
Lachlan Mcfarlane – Blind Ambition
Austin Mcfarlane – The Sock Dimension & Memory Palace
Josh Reid – Diagnosis
Ben Lister – Dear Doonan: Meet The Band
Harry Sweby – The Box Set
Jy Bubb – I Live In Tomorrow
Noah Taylor – Life
Charlene Chin – Light Me Up
Julienne Pancho – 48 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.