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UTAS the place for cinema buffs

UTAS the place for cinema buffs

With the University of Tasmania recently launching a new film society, film lovers will experience a double treat this week when Newnham plays host to the St Kilda Film Festival tour.

The St Kilda Film Festival features Australia’s Top 100 short films, and will be screened at the Newnham campus on Thursday, August 25, from 7pm.

Entry to the St Kilda Film Festival is $10, and can be paid at the door.

UTAS Film Society spokeswoman Leanne Arnott said there had been a lot of interest in both the film festival and UTAS’s new film society.

The UTAS Film Society is aimed at catering to the needs of celluloid cinema buffs and big-budget blockbuster fans alike.

The society is on the hunt for members, with weekly films scheduled every Tuesday from 7pm at the Australian Maritime College until the end of the year.

It is open to UTAS staff, students and the general public.

“It’s for people that have an appreciation of film, but also for people who want to develop more knowledge about film, or just simply for those who want to be entertained,” Ms Arnott said.

“It will be more about the good stuff – some classics, foreign films, cultural films and some mainstream movies as well.”

UTAS Film Society members will also be able to enjoy discounted meals at the Australian Maritime College restaurant Saltz on Tuesday evenings before movies are screened.

Ms Arnott said it was exciting to be launching a new film society and hosting the St Kilda Film Festival Tour at the same time.

Membership to the UTAS Film Society is $5.

For more information on the UTAS Film Society or the St Kilda Film Festival, contact Leanne Arnott on 6324 3387.

Picture: UTAS Film Society members Susannah Coleman-Brown, Yasmin Hogan and Ivan Laundy prepare for the St Kilda Film Festival.

Published on: 23 Aug 2011 2:50pm