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Benalla filmmaker Jack Johnson screens Premier at NEA

By Simon Ruppert

Benalla filmmaker Jack Johnston is hosting a short film festival at North East Artisans on Sunday.

The Broken River Arthouse showcases a selection of local, independent short films and highlights the passionate and hard-working artists behind them, focusing on exposure rather than competition.

Benalla Shorts a big success

This will be the Arthouse’s inaugural event and will include three films from Benalla and district filmmakers.

“I have always wanted to show my own films in a setting that was all about the love of film, not about winning awards or prize money, but none existed,” Mr Johnson said.

A highlight of which will be a screening of the widely publicised and highly acclaimed Clipped Wings, which was selected for the Benalla Shorts festival.

Mr Johnson said the night of local movies would conclude with a discussion panel featuring the filmmakers, who would speak about the craft, their process and the experience of being on set.

“I have always wanted to show my own films in a setting that was all about the love of film, not about winning awards or prize money, but none existed,” Mr Johnson said.

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“I am really excited to show everyone the Broken River Arthouse as I know it will be a great opportunity for local filmmakers to get their films out there.

“But it will also be a fun and entertaining night at the movies for those attending the festival.”

The Broken River Arthouse opens its doors on Sunday, October 12, at 6pm at NEA, 122 Bridge St Benalla.

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The selection of films will screen at 6.30pm with the discussion panel rounding out the evening at 7.30pm.

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