9-16Film Buff Central and supporting partners Renewal SA and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield are proud to present 9:16 Film Festival 2014.

This February will see Port Adelaide host a string of exclusive screenings and public installations of avant-garde, short films – all of which have been shot in the 9:16 ratio, portrait format.

Brought to you in conjunction with its sister event St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, 9:16 is set to showcase the fine works of 7 South Australian filmmakers. The installations will take place in various locations of the Port including Hart’s Mill for Laneway Festival itself.

The films touch on looking at the world in a different way, using the tall 9:16 frame to create new filmic experiences. This ranges from documentary, drama, animation and experimental films. Prepare to be surprised! It is the aspect ratio of our time, its what people shoot on their phones but we have commissioned work to be shot professionally using the upright frame as a conscious artistic choice

Director, Mike Retter, of local business Film Buff Central, is the creative eye behind the festival. Film Buff’s opening in January of 2013 through Renew Adelaide, saw Retter intergrate his passion for film with his firm belief in Port Adelaide’s arts culture and potential – 9:16 is a lovechild of the two.

“The 9:16 format is as impacting as traditional cinemascope or widescreen, it’s just flipped for a new perspective… it makes giants out of things” – Retter

The premiere for the festival will take place from 8pm on February 6, at Red Lime Shack on Vincent Street. This free event launches 9:16 before it takes to the Vitals Stage at Laneway Festival the next evening. Adelaide audiences will witness a one-off Laneway experience as the films are muted, looped and projected alongside live music.

Those that miss out on the screenings can experience new moving image work at the Forge Creative Warehouse from February 6 – 13.


Premiere evening:

6 February 2014


Red Lime Shack


Laneway Festival:

7 February

Vitals Stage


Alternate screenings:

6 – 13 February

Forge Creative Warehouse

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