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AUSTRALIA’S oldest publicly-owned film fes-
tival, St Kilda Film Festival, is once again hit-
ting the road to entertain audiences around
Victoria, including South Gippsland.
A selection of the best films screened at the
2017 event, which concluded on May 27, will be
showcased during the eight week tour.
The Victorian Tour includes an extra eight lo -
cations this year and will run from Friday, June
30 to Friday, August 25.
The program begins in Fish Creek at the Fish
Creek Memorial Hall and will conclude in Dan-
denong at the Drum Theatre.
Wonthaggi and Mirboo North are also tour
Two programs will screen at each destina-
tion – the Award Winners program, showcasing
films voted the best in their category at St Kilda
Film Festival’s Closing Night ceremony, and the
Director’s Choice program; films handpicked
by festival director Paul Harris.
St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards
qualifying event, with the winners of this year’s
Best Short Film and Best Documentary now eligi-
ble for consideration in the Oscars short film and
Oscars Documentary Shorts Award categories.
The festival - and the Victorian Tour - is
proudly produced and presented by Port Phil-
Port Phillip Council Mayor Cr Bernadene
Voss is excited about the films reaching an even
larger audience through the expansion of the
tour to include more metro and regional des-
“We’re incredibly pleased to be able to take
some of this year’s best short films on the road
for the wider Victorian community to see.
“The films in this year’s Festival represent the
best of the Australian film industry and we’re
proud to be able to screen them across the
state,” Cr Voss said.
• Fish Creek, Friday, June 30, Fish Creek Me-
• Wonthaggi, Friday, July 14, Wonthaggi
Union Community Arts Centre
• Mirboo North, Saturday, July 15, The ART-
SPIT, Grand Ridge Brewery
For further details and ticketing information,
please visit stkildafilmfestival.com.au
WONTHAGGI’S Andrea Crestani
and Leigh Earl were married on De-
cember 3 last year.
The ceremony was held in the beau-
tiful garden at the Wonthaggi Coal
Mine, under a perfect blue sky.
The bride wore a custom made
champagne Maggie Sottero design
with tulle overlay and delicate cap
sleeves, and adorned with sparkling
Swarovski crystals and pearl beads.
Accompanying her down the aisle was
maid of honour Danielle Spencer (sister
of the bride) with bridesmaids Amanda
Varney, Jenna Pizzol and Sarah Foon.
The best man was Sam Combridge,
and groomsmen were Jake Trevisi,
Tim Gedye and Brendan Foon.
The reception was held at the Kong-
wak Hall, decorated with an array of
fresh roses, greenery, candles and
The bride’s beloved 27-year-old
horse Harold was also present after the
ceremony for some memorable photos.
The couple spent their honeymoon
in Lombok and Seminyak, Indonesia.
Dusty William Kyle was born on June 1 at
the Leongatha Hospital to James Kyle and
Danni Klinkhamer of Korumburra. Dusty is a
baby brother for Georgia who is eight.
Isabelle Natalya Montgomery was born at
Casey Hospital on May 29 to parents Cath-
erine and Karl Montgomery of Wonthaggi.’
Isabelle is a baby sister to James, 10, and
Hannah aged eight.
Keyra-Rose Benson was born on May 11 at
the Leongatha Hospital. Keyra-Rose is the
first daughter for Brittany-Rose Benson of
COAL Creek Community Park &
Museum is holding its third Heritage
Craft Day on Sunday, August 6, and it
is free entry.
On the same day, Coal Creek is launch-
ing its first ever Beard Festival.
There will be competitions and prizes
for the Best Moustache, Partial and Full
Beard. If you’re lucky, you might get your
beard trimmed, oiled and styled!
Coal Creek volunteers and stall hold-
ers will be hosting a range of demonstra-
tions and selling their goods.
The steam train locomotive will be
running for $10 per person, you’ll see
blacksmithing, the Spinners and Fibre
Arts Group, Magic Lantern Show, bush
skills, print room, stone working, crick-
et bat making, decorative plastering, wet
plate photography, Leongatha Medieval
Society demonstrating arrow fletching,
leatherworking, chainmail making and
inspired giftware by Loose Designs.
Keep an eye on the Coal Creek website
and Facebook page for more announce-
ments in the coming weeks.
Enjoy food and coffee vendors and
beautiful music in the Rotunda by Sky’s
Bring everyone you know and experi-
ence Coal Creek Community Park & Mu-
seum in full bloom.
Imogen Grace Ireland was born on May 15
at the Leongatha Hospital.
Imogen is the third child for Warren and
Kirby of Inverloch and a baby sister for Ty-
son (five) and Emilia (three).
FRIENDS of Inverloch Library is hosting
a ‘Lunch in the Library event on Wednesday,
June 14 with author Vivien Achia.
One of the features of the lunch event is the deli-
cious home-made slices provided by the committee.
However, this time half of the FOIL commit-
tee are unavailable for the event so donations of
home-cooked slices would be welcome.
It’s late notice now, but call or contact Lyn
Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5674
1358, mobile 0422 006 422 for details.
Admission is $10 payable at the door in-
cludes a light lunch and a ticket in the raffle to
win a copy of ‘Marrying Italian’ by Vivien Achia.
Vivien memoir ‘Marrying Italian: When love is
not enough’, tells the story of a naïve Australian
girl from a farming background who marries
an older Italian immigrant. Her efforts to be-
come accepted as an Italian wife were some-
times funny, often painful but doomed to fail-
ure. See www.vivienachia.com. Her book will be
on sale at this event.
GET GEEKED, the hobbies, model construc-
tion and gaming shop, located at 149 Graham
Street (down the Cally end of town), is holding
a special midnight release of the new War Ham-
mer 40,000 (8th edition) game this Friday night.
The eagerly-awaited release is due on Satur-
day, June 17 but retailers prepared to stay up
late can get a jump on the opposition by staying
open until 12 midnight on Friday, June 16.
“We’ve had a lot of people asking about it and
to make a bit of a social occasion of it, I’ll be
staying open right through from Friday to Sat-
urday,” said proprietor Ben Sinnebeck.
“We’ll be putting on some food and drink for
the people who come in. We’ll have some dem-
onstrations and peope playing games.
“It’s just to attract attention to it but I’ve already
had some good feedback from people locally and
even as far as Melbourne prepared to come down.”
Get Geeked also offers after-school-activities
on a Wednesday (Pokemon), Thursday (Final
Fantasy) and Friday night (Magic Gathering)
from 3.30pm to 6pm, looking to engage the
kids and later for adults.
There’s also regular activities on the week-
St Kilda Film Festival
visits South Gippsland
at State Coal Mine
Married to an Italian?
Coal Creek at its best
See how it was done in the good old days at Coal Creek.
‘Get Geeked’ holds
midnight ‘War’ release
The steam train will be running on the Heritage
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