The Bayside Film Festival concluded tonight with Jennifer Venditti's documentary Billy the Kid. A suitable lead up to the Melbourne Film Festival in a week's time. Billy was shown at last year's festival. The film warmed up an otherwise blustery Melbourne night.
The theme of Bayside's festival was young and emerging filmmakers. A wide range of short films by local secondary school students was also on show. In one of the workshops young actor and singer Lisa Maza shared her experiences as a first time documentary maker as co-director of Living in Two Worlds. The need for multi-skilling to survive in multi-media ran through her presentation.