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2018 Tickets On Sale Now

2018 Tickets are now available online.  Grab a festival pass or pick and choose individual movies, the choice is yours!

Cinema Under The Stars - Celebrating 100 Years!

Experience an authentic cinema under the stars in Winton’s open-air Royal Theatre. Celebrating her 100 year centenary in 2018, the Royal Theatre is only one of two remaining in Australia.

Films are screened here each evening of the Festival, including film premiers, the latest Australian films and outback inspired classics. Get in early, grab some jaffas and fantales and experience one of the original canvas seats.

We welcome you to join us for a cinematic experience like no other.

Qantas Short Film Competition

The QANTAS Short Film Competition at The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton is geared to independent filmmakers from Australia and around the world. Filmmakers are asked to make a film no longer than 7-minutes. in 2018 the theme of the Festival is ‘Wide Open Roads’.


Program & Tickets Coming Soon!

We'll be releasing the 2018 Festival program very soon and we're super excited to have some amazing films on offer.

We've got new australian premieres screened under the stars, the best Comedies of the year.  Cult, classics and kids films in 3 stunning outback Cinema locations.


Welcome to Vision Splendid Film Festival

The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is inspired by the Sundance Film Festival. It is an incorporated, non-profit organisation developed by the passion and drive of the Winton community and brought to you thanks to our visionary partners.

This iconic town in the heart of the Australian outback is the birthplace of QANTAS. Its reputation as “Hollywood in the Outback” is emerging with several major film productions including Nick Cave’s "Proposition"and Ivan Sen’s "Mystery Road" and "Goldstone" being filmed here.


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What is it about Winton?

Winton is an authentic outback Australian town and home to less than 1,000 people.

It has a rich history to be discovered as the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and QANTAS and links to the Great Shearers’ Strike of 1891. Winton is home to Australia’s richest collection of dinosaur fossils which can be easily explored at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Lark Quarry.

The region is home to diverse natural history and spectacular landscapes: rolling Mitchell Grass Downs suddenly interrupted by mesa formations, starkly beautiful red earth and spinifex country, and Channel Country, undulating plains as far as the eye can see. This is big sky country.