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Water Features short films (from left): THE SOURCE, SMALL FLOWERS ARE BETTER FOR THIS OCCASION, AIR BERSIH, WATER ODYSSEY.

In a joint initiative between Screenwest and Perth Festival, Water Features has supported the development and production of four short films, made by secondary school students with professional film crews with all films produced by established producer, Kenta McGrath.

Screenwest’s partnership with Perth Festival has allowed for the festival to get involved in the creation of Western Australian content on the topic of ‘water that is important to you.’

Water Features is a part of Perth Festival’s two-year collaboration with UK artist Amy Sharrocks and highlights, in a very personal way, the importance of water to all of our lives.

This creative brief was inspired by Museum of Water, a globally-touring exhibition which is itself part of Perth Festival 2018.

Water Features has also provided a mentorship program for young filmmakers who in the development of their films, participated in collaborative workshops which included skills development in storytelling, investigation, research, interviewing, editing and sound-design.

The films will be screened prior to feature films in the Lotterywest Film program at UWA Somerville and ECU Joondlaup Pines and tickets can be purchased here.

THE SOURCE will be shown prior to GURRUMUL from 12 Feb

SMALL FLOWERS ARE BETTER FOR THE OCCASION will be shown prior to LEAN ON PETE from 19 Feb

WATER ODYSSEY will be shown prior to LET THE SUNSHINE IN from 26 Feb

AIR BERSIH will be shown prior to FOXTROT from 5 Mar

You can check out the Museum of Water at Fremantle Arts Centre from today, 7 February to Friday, 23 March where the films are also being screened.  More info on the Museum of Water here.

Screenwest would like to congratulate all the filmmakers for their achievements.

Screenwest and Perth Festival are proudly supported by Lotterywest.

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Posted 07 February

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