BONDIWOOD was a blast.
30 movies in 4 days, all made by locals. More than a 1000 people watched films, participated in Q+As and saw panels with Australia's leading filmmakers offering pointers on how to get your project up, what to do if you've only got a phone and want to make a movie. The bar was happening with plenty of young people picking the brains of experieced producers - hopefully buying them a few drinks as they did. There was an great sense of film community and goodwill. The thing was cool and that's hard to do but the grins on people's faces as they left spoke volumes for the inpretentious, high energy feel the festival exuded. With the number of pictures made by Bondi residents we didn't get to let see if we can make this an annual event.