Our Melbourne Fringe Festival Screening

Filmonik Melbourne, the city’s only open-mic short film night, will be having our special Melbourne Fringe edition!

We’re proud to be a part of the 300 events involved in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, celebrating this fabulous cities emerging talent.

So this is a call out to all you Melbourne based filmmakers, procrastinators and originators to bring their short films to share. Bring your friends, bring a taste for innovate short films and be ready for some good times!

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, or to book your spot to screen. Theres only room for 50 guests, so be there by 7pm.

Be sure to come earlier if you are bringing your own short film with you. We do however request that all short films be five minutes or less, sadly no DVDs.

As always this will be a free event, so join us from seven for a seven thirty start and come and enjoy delicious blend of fresh short films, pop-corn, trivia, cinephilia plus a special performance from Nelson Walkom!

Tell us you are coming.

Find out more.Filmonik 24

Filmonik #23 is cancelled …

Wonderful peoples – I’m sorry to say we have had to cancel tomorrow’s filmonik.

We’ve had a double booking at the Wilde that only just came to our attention, and being the gracious folks we are, we’ve cancelled our event.

If you are around get in touch with the Filmonik team via facebook – we’re holding a planning meeting for our next filmonik as part of the Fringe festival, which I tell you, is going to be huge!

So save those fabulous film ideas for Monday September 28. See you then !



Ready, Set, SCREEN!

i heart short films

i heart short films

Sure, sure, we’re all film makers nowadays, carrying everything you need to make a film in our humble pocket.

But nothing compares to that feeling that you get when you show your film and the audience actually gets it.

Or at least, that’s what people tell me is possible if you can actually make a good film, instead of being able to write a lame self referential web post, which seems to be what I bring to the Filmonik team.

Ahem, back to the point.

We’re a community of film makers (with the stray lame web post writer) and each month we screen short films.

You are a director, a film maker, an actor, a musician, a foley artist, a producer, a boom artist, a broom artist, a punter or any combination of whatever-the-hell-kind-of-title you want.

Bring your film and we’ll screen it.

We give out challenges and collaborate together to master the sheer sorcery that is a great short film.

There’s also popcorn, music, lovely creative folk and, of course, lame web post writers.

This month the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is coming to show a short and talk about the fabulous-ness their festival supporting independent and guerilla local and international cinema.

Honestly we can’t e-muff of the films they show and we are thrilled to have them along to Filmonik.

Where: The Wilde Bar & Eatery, 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
When: 6pm, Sunday, August 30
How much: absolutely FREE !

Save your place for a film and register by emailing [email protected]




Where The Short Films Are : Filmonik #22

Proving you can shot anywhere

Max: Hey, Claire. Wanna see something great?
Claire: [on the phone] Who else was there?
Max: It’s a short movie! I made it.

Come down to the Wilde Sunday July 26th … it’s where the short films are… and we’ll prove that you can make a short movie anywhere.

Where: The Wilde, 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
When: 7pm, Sunday July 26th
Register your film: [email protected]

We’ve got some very special guests this time – fab folk from the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) and West Side Shorts are coming along for a chat & showing their own shorts.

As usual, there will be revelry, talented short film makers, challenges & of course, popcorn.

Filmonik #21


Everybody has a story to tell.

They are words we live by at Filmonik, and next week we’re up to our usual shenanigans where we show all the Melbourne made short films that have been submitted for the month.

In this special edition we show the films made during our Kaberet, where we made short films in one weekend inspired by James Joyce.

We’re also thrilled to announce that Nelson Walkom will be playing a special set for y’all.

Where: Loop Bar and Project Space
When: June 29 from 7pm

Submit films by bringing them along on the night, or by emailing [email protected]

Jackie Sannia to Perform at the Next Filmonik


Pic: Photos courtesy of the VCMC

We’re very excited to announce that none other than Jackie Sannia will be performing at tomorrow night’s Filmonik !!

Melbourne born Jackie Sannia became a household name after qualifying as a finalist in this year’s The Voice Australia. At just 20 years old she has three Top 20 hit singes on the Australian Charts, making her debut in the Aria charts at #24; soaring to 3rd most downloaded single in the country.

Jackie has just finished a tour of local Primary schools singing and giving talks on her recent experience with television, the music industry and working towards your goals. Having recently appeared as an ambassador of the Australian Teenage Expo’s Anti-Bullying campaign and supported Timomatic at the Melbourne Show-grounds, Jackie has announced she is now recording her debut album and hopes to release it later this year/early next year.

Find out more about Jackie here.

See you tomorrow, 7pm, at The Wilde, 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy for films and free fun times. x 


Getting Wilde – Filmonik #20

Come one, come all #Filmonik20

Peoples, we are getting Wilde – literally – as our next Filmonik will be held at The Wilde, 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.

We’re also getting down with our heathen selves – for the first time we’re holding Filmonik on Sunday – the 31st of May to be specific – at 7pm.

Fantastic singer, Jackie Sannia will be performing a 20 minute set in between short films.

There will be flicks, popcorn, trivia, twister, networking, silly, love, and hilarity (and a pool table – which is a good place to settle any heathen related bets that emerge from the eve).

Filmonik is part of world’s most non-competitive, short-filmmaking initiative, Kino (known down here by its adopted local nickname Filmonik, to distinguish itself from certain other film-related establishments).

Oh, and it’s free!

Register your film now: email [email protected]


Make a film in one weekend


One weekend. One great author. As many films as you have the energy to make.

Filmonik Melbourne is putting on a James Joyce Kaberet – between June 6 & 7 we’ll be furiously turning scripts into short films, inspired by James Joyce.

It’s free, it’s fun, and we would love you to be involved.

It’s all about creating a space to inspire people to make great short films.

Where:  10am, Docklands Library, June 6 & 7
Night-time lab location to be revealed upon registration
Bring:    Any film equipments, any costumes, a sense of creativity
Cost:      FREE !

The Filmonik community is a group of passionate short film makers, part of the international Kino movement, urging film makers to do more with less.

This Kaberet is a collaboration with Bloomsday in Melbourne, who are seeking entires for the Very Short Film Showcase until June 8.

Details about the short film competition are available here.

Register: email [email protected],  message us on fb , tweet @filmonikmelb

Filmonik #19


We’re back! Filmonik #18 Monday March 30

We’re baaa-ack!

Filmonik 18 promo

Come join us for the first officious Filmonik of 2015 on Monday March 30 at Loop Project Space and Bar, 23 Meyers Place Melbourne CBD.

Join your hosts Kevin Smith and Emmanuell Aroney for the usual combination of brand new short films, music, popcorn, community and trivia.

Oh yeh.

For this Filmonik only we have a short time slot so make sure you are at Loop at 6:30PM.

Come earlier if you are bringing your own 5 minutes or less short film with you. Email us [email protected] if you have any questions.

ENTRY IS FREE but we’ll slowly be introducing the option of a gold coin donation for Filmonik’s expenses.


Filmonik #18