In 2017, Melbourne WebFest will be moving to a new venue. It is an unlikely place to screen series but Melbourne has always been a little out of the ordinary. With its hidden lane ways and abundance of pop up stores, Melbourne would not be complete without a few intriguing screening venues.
To announce our new festival venue, we have compiled our top picks of unusual places to watch a big screen in Melbourne.
Whilst patrons relax on an array of bean bags and fold out chairs, this breezy venue sets up over the summer to screen a range of popular new films.
Cameo is an annual and fully-licensed outdoor cinema based in Belgrave, which starting this year, will showcase screening events that are friendly to mans’ best friend. The dog-friendly “bring your pet” events will captivate the whole family with themed flicks such as Red Dog: True Blue and A Dog’s Purpose.
November 2016 – March 2017
628 Burwood Highway, Belgrave
Loop Project Space & Bar
Located down a neat little alleyway in Melbourne’s CBD, Loop Project Space and Bar gives the public access to an ever-changing array of viewing experiences.
The licensed venue will allow you to immerse yourself in screenings, audio visual performances and creative events, all with a cheeky beverage in tote. Alternatively, the cosy settings can be reserved for showing off your own creative endeavours.
Melbourne WebFest will again be holding our Spotlight Event at Loop on Thursday 29 July 2017.
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
The Underground Cinema screens a different and undisclosed film monthly, complete with a costume party and full immersion perks.
In this very illusive set up, an email will notify guests of the theme for that month, which hints to the film of choice. Upon arrival at the secret location, actors will surround guests and act out parts of the film to keep you guessing until the lights are dimmed.
Various locations (monthly), Melbourne
“Revisit old favourites, uncover hidden celluloid gems or indulge in guilty pleasures.”
Devoted to uncovering the rarely seen and neglected cult classic films, Bar Open’s Screen Sect sets up a screening free of charge every Monday evening. The grungy vibes of Bar Open can transport you into a mish-mash of nostalgia from all eras.
317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The State Library of Victoria holds more than books; it has become the cultural epicentre of Melbourne. Hosting music events, art shows and now, the 2017 Melbourne WebFest. The knowledgeable halls at the State Library will become the home for our 2017 festival.
Located in the heart of the CBD, the festival will showcase 50 web series and celebrate the creators behind them. With screenings, networking and awards over 3 days, the State Library of Victoria is the perfect location to feature some of the best talent in digital entertainment from around the world.
29 June – 2 July 2017
328 Swanston St, Melbourne