The 2019 Mudfest Moving Image Program is a celebration of a new crop of exciting young filmmakers as well as the groundbreaking, adventurous artists that came before them.

With six original works produced for this year’s festival alongside six films from the newly digitised VCA archive, these past and present filmmakers come together to explore this years theme of regeneration.

– The Babies Know by Harry Goodlet
The Babies Know is a film about the best film ever made – Baby Geniuses (1999)
– Sapling by Dan Wallace
An arborist attempts to reconnect with his son, an online dominatrix, by bringing him to work.
– In the Beginning by Sophie-Anne Mwagi
In the beginning is a love letter to black women.
– I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Been There by Will Hall
A collaborative work that investigates infatuation through visualising the processes of the mind.
– Namesake by Gina Song, Millie Ng and Khanh Nguyen
I am a woman with two names. An-Ming. But when I’m in Starbucks, Anna.
– Leaf Litter by Clare Sims
A short film in which a dancing girl has an arboreal awakening.

All films will be captioned. All Mudfest venues are wheelchair accessible, service and assistance animals are welcomed. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Film Night. Thursday August 22, 7-9pm. Federation Hall, Southbank.” In the background is a vintage projector. Pink, purple and blue leaves border the top corners of the frame.