Fred Gesha is a proud Meriam man on his father's side with family from Mur Island of the Torres Strait and his mother is from Vanuatu. He has spent many years working in the Arts, he began his career as a teacher, he did a diploma in music, recording lauguage and studying music finding his way within the Arts community.
Fred has worked many roles around Australia but now lives and works in Melbourne and works as the First Peoples Arts festivals and events and looks after first nations events including St. Kilda Festival and the St Kilda Film Festival.
Fred has a chat with Gman on the Big Brekky about the St. Kilda Film Festival and what to expect this year from the 1st to the 12th of June 2023.
St Kilda Film Festival proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip and supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on exceptional films by both emerging talent and short works by accomplished industry professionals around the country.
Every year the festival welcomes submissions to Australia's Top Short Film Competition, showcasing the finalists in the Festival program. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards® qualifying event. Award-winning films from the Festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.
A short roll call of filmmakers whose earliest works found a home at St Kilda Film Festival include:
Adam Elliot (Harvey Crumpet)
Matt Saville (Noise)
Kriv Stenders (Red Dog)
Cate Shortland (Somersault)
Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star)
Richard Lowenstein (Dogs In Space)
St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening a diverse selection of short films from around the country alongside a rich program of international showcases, special screenings and events, plus Australia’s largest free Filmmaker Development Program.
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