FAVOURITE: The Butterfly Circus was nominated for best film at Gympie Heart of Gold Festival.
FAVOURITE: The Butterfly Circus was nominated for best film at Gympie Heart of Gold Festival. Contributed

Film festival favourites make comeback

DRAMA, comedy, animation, musical and documentary – it's all there in the program for Heart of Gold's special screening of ‘festival favourites' on Thursday, June 17.

Gympie's Heart of Gold film enthusiasts have chosen 13 much-loved short films from nearly 200 screened at the March festival.

In the program will be the hilarious West Bank Story, a nice touch given Gympie's recent school musical performance of West Side Story.

West Bank Story has the same storyline as the American classic but is set in rival diners on the border between Palestine and Israel.

“This special screening of festival favourites is a great chance to see top class short films if you missed seeing all of the films at the festival, as well as raising funds in order to continue staging this wonderful event,” said screener and volunteer co-ordinator Claudia Granshaw.

The Butterfly Circus was nominated for best film and shown just once during the Festival – now its Gympie's chance to see this inspiring film based on a mysterious ringmaster's talent for spotting new performers for his circus.

Without stealing too much surprise from the evening, the audience can expect some football, a shock for the parents of a boy who buys a new toy, a twist to the tale of ‘a fly in the soup' and a quirky look at three men and some umbrellas.

The audience can also expect some serious drama with My Uncle Bluey, a particular favourite with the screener groups who previewed all of the films for the Festival.

‘Festival Favourites' screens on Thursday, June 17, 6.30pm at Gympie Civic Centre. Tickets available from Kingston's Office National, Mary Street, Gympie, $15 per person.

For more information head to www.heartofgold.com.au

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