Festival Director Tom Subjak introduced the films and told us about the 2008 Festival. The theme for this year was Sci-Fi films. There were two screenings, but the room was full for the early screening at 6:30.
In all there were 17 short films - some of very short duration, others ran for about 7 minutes.
The popular favourite for the Festival (when originally screened in Wollongong) was "Cowboys and Indians" which was made locally - (it was filmed in Burrawang). It was written and directed by Phillip Hayes, and starred Anthony Lee and Murray Hall (with Steve Fearnley as a busker) but Steve also provided the music for the film, of course. The movie was filmed by Phillip Hayes, Richard Jones and Andrew Jones.
The movie may be viewed via U-Tube directly at this site.
This movie has been shown before, at the CTC, but it is a sentimental favourite - for its local content, but also for its timeless innocence.
What is more "naive and innocent" than a movie that involves young boys trying to shoot eachother, then at the end walking home together, at the end of it all?