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UPDATE: Due to ongoing lockdowns this event has been postponed. TIcketholders will be contacted and advised of the new date ASAP.


Lido Short Stack is a short film festival all about supporting local filmmaking talent and giving them the chance to have their work played on the big screen!

We're proud to provide a platform for local filmmakers to showcase their work in front of an audience, while also meeting like-minded filmmakers and cinephiles. Our first Short Stack kicks off Thursday 9 September – check out the amazing lineup of films below.


The below represents approximate timings only:

6.45pm Introduction
6.55pmPerfection, directed by Gregory Kelly
7.00pmGastro, directed by Samuel Galloway
7.15pmGlass Plains, directed by Hattie Read
7.25pmTadpoles, directed by James Rush
7.45pmThe Odyssey, directed by Emmanuelle Mattana
7.55pmA Rats Arse, directed by Juanita Ebbs
8.05pmThe Desert, directed by Michael Dockery
8.10pmAfter the Earthquake, directed by Mark Hellinger
8.20pmClear_History, directed by Caitlin Soennichsen

The event will also include a meet-and-greet for all the participants to mingle, network and have a drink together.


Thanks to our amazing partners at Moon Dog, we're able to fantastic prize packages to every director showcasing their work!

Filmmakers wil receive a 6-pack of Moon Dog Beer or Fizzer, alongside a $50 voucher to Moon Dog World, the theme park for adults. 

There will also be Audience Choice and Festival's Choice winners, who will each receive the following tasty bundle:

  • 3 month's supply of Beer/Fizzer
  • $200 voucher to dine and drink at Moon Dog World
  • Fab Moon Dog merchandise
  • A 3-month Lido gold card allowing you to attend any film at no cost

So don't wait: come down on Thursday 9 September to have a great night while supporting this incredible display of local films and local talent.