St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night 2017 red carpet photos

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Ash Pollard. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Ash Pollard. Photo: Jim Lee

Australian stage and screen star Sigrid Thornton was the host of the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night Gala Event on Thursday night.

More than 2,700 guests attended the soon-to-be-fully refurbished Palais Theatre in an exclusive sneak peek of the major renovation for the iconic St Kilda venue.

Guests previewed some of the best picks from the 2017 Festival at the launch event.

Titles included Pillars, a drama directed by local Melbournian Ryan A. Murphy, starring Nicholas Denton and Arielle Thomas; The Eleven O’Clock produced, written and starring Josh Lawson; and a special snippet of the Graham Kennedy: The King of TV compilation, a partnership between the St Kilda Film Festival and the National Film and Sound Archive, celebrating the 40-year career of Kennedy.

Other films being shown on Opening Night:

  • Banana Boy (drama) – directed by Steven Woodburn
  • Fish with Legs (comedy/animation) – directed by Dave Carter
  • Lime Green As (animation/documentary) – directed by Helen Chun
  • Sociopaths (mystery) – directed by A.T.
  • The Khalik Family Kite (documentary) – directed by Peter Drew

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St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Sigrid Thornton. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Sigrid Thornton. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Carla Bonner. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Carla Bonner. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - L-R Sarah Rosa and Brynne Gordon. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – L-R Sarah Rosa and Brynne Gordon. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - L-R Isabelle, Emily and Kerry Silbery. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – L-R Isabelle, Emily and Kerry Silbery. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - L-R Jackson Thomas and Georgie Thomas. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – L-R Jackson Thomas and Georgie Thomas. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Caroline Arthur. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Caroline Arthur. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Damien Walshe-Howling (and friend). Photo: Supplied

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Damien Walshe-Howling (and friend). Photo: Supplied

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Georgie Jennings (middle) and friends. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Georgie Jennings (middle) and friends. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Josh Piterman. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Josh Piterman. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - L-R Arielle Thomas and Nicholas Denton (Pillars). Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – L-R Arielle Thomas and Nicholas Denton (Pillars). Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - L-R Felix Mallard and Tim Kano. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – L-R Felix Mallard and Tim Kano. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - L-R Jackie Jennings and Susie Mclean.Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – L-R Jackie Jennings and Susie Mclean.Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night L-R Felix Mallard, Tim Kano, Eva Seymour, Alexander England, Ash Ricardo, Richard Davis. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night L-R Felix Mallard, Tim Kano, Eva Seymour, Alexander England, Ash Ricardo, Richard Davis. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night - Festival Director Paul Harris. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night – Festival Director Paul Harris. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, outside the Palais Theatre. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, outside the Palais Theatre. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, inside the Palais Theatre. Photo: Jim Lee

St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, inside the Palais Theatre. Photo: Jim Lee

 

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