Film stars align again for Stellar

The Stellar Short Film Festival is gathering another dream team from the Australian film industry for its second big year on Saturday, March 2. Well-known film, television and stage actor Matt Day (pictured) will be in attendance as one of the guest judges. Matt has starred in films including Muriel’s Wedding, Kiss or Kill, Sweet Country and current release Reaching Distance, as well as roles in such TV shows as Rake, Tangle and Wolf Creek.

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Michael Caton — the star of one of Australia’s most loved feature films The Castle — declared this year’s inaugural event “The best selection of short films I’ve ever seen in one festival!” and has confirmed he’ll be returning in the role of Stellar Ambassador.

Actor/director/writer Scott Major will be back as the MC for the evening, to inform and entertain the film-loving crowd on the lawns of the beautiful McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin.

Stellar will showcase 12 of the best award-winning Australian short films from 2018, with Best Film and Runner-Up winners selected by the panel of industry judges and a Best Performance award sponsored by the Frankston Arts Centre.

General admission ticket-holders can relax with music from a DJ or wander around the park before enjoying the films and their gourmet picnic pack (all included in the ticket price). There’ll also be local wines, beers, cider, Roseade, snacks and coffee available for purchase. VIP ticket-holders will indulge in a cocktail-style dinner party in the indoor gallery, with drinks at the VIP bar before the screenings, plus receive a gourmet showbag of treats, dedicated live entertainment, reserved seating, and an invitation to the Stellar after-party.

Stellar is proudly supported by Frankston City Council and major sponsor Illumin8, the Mount Eliza accounting firm with a whole lot of personality. Follow Stellar on Facebook and Instagram for more announcements. Tickets are on sale now from