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STAR ATTRACTION: Stawell''s Stella Young, pictured performing in Carbon Whore, will be a highlight of the Halls Gap Film Festival.

A short film written, directed by and starring former Stawell resident Stella Young will form part of the mesmerising, inspiring, confronting and funny line up of films at the 31st annual Halls Gap Film Festival from November 5-7.
Featured at this year’s The Other Film Festival in Melbourne, Carbon Whore will be screened for the first time in Ms Young’s home patch.
The comedian and presenter on Channel 31’s No Limits program said Carbon Whore was about Eliza, who takes matters into her own enthusiastic hands when the cleaner refuses to take an environmentally friendly approach to domestic duties.
“Films about people with disabilities never tell the truth,” said Ms Young. “We’re either represented as tragic victims or heroic figures. Carbon Whore tells a story that is neither of those things. It’s about an issue that affects everyone – the right to choose how you run your home.”
Festival coordinator Janet Witham said the inaugural Short Film Competition for budding young film makers under 25 from the Grampians was expected to draw big crowds from across the region.
“We were thrilled with the high calibre of entries in the Short Film Competition, covering a wide range of subjects and genres,” Mrs Witham said. “Entries include a film by Halls Gap Primary School students.
“We look forward to showcasing their work, alongside with other inspiring entries. The winner will be announced on the Saturday night of the festival.”
Mrs Witham said the Halls Gap Film Festival offered a mix of commercially unreleased films from major film festivals, alongside much-loved classics.
For ticket prices and full program visit www.visithallsgap.com.au/filmfestival, email hallsgapfilmfestival@hotmail.com or call (03) 5356 4448.
. Hosted by the Grampians Film Society and Halls Gap Tourism, the Halls Gap Film Festival will be at the Classic Cinema, Centenary Hall.
An official opening will be held on the Friday night, featuring live entertainment by singing quartet Lift and a presentation by renowned photographer John Tiddy.
Contributed.

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Posted on Oct 27 2010

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