St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s largest and longest-running short film festival and it’s back bigger than ever for 2021. The Out Takes team were excited to welcome Festival Director Richard Sowada back to tell us all about this year’s festival highlights and what we can expect to see on the big screen and virtually during this years season from May 20 – 29. We were also delighted to have one of Australia’s most prominent film and entertainment lawyers and dedicated local film supporter Shaun Miller in the studio with us to let us know about the fantastic Big Picture Intensive initiative he is hosting again this year which delivers a series of free panel discussions and presentations to help emerging and ‘submerging’ filmmakers navigate the good, the bad and the ugly of the film industry. We also welcomed back Kylie Eddy to talk about her involvement in the Big Picture Intensive as the co-founder of Lean Filmmaking and to get her honest and timely advice for filmmakers everywhere on how to get your project off the ground and on people’s screens.