Hand picked from local and international festivals, our short film corner boasts the brightest Australian talent to keep an eye out for! With Australia producing some of the world’s finest short form cinema, our Award Winning Shorts showcase is an exhibition you can’t afford to miss.
A collection of heartfelt stories will make you think twice about what’s possible as you get older. B.OLD short films celebrate the lives, experiences and passions of older people, and the contributions they make to our communities every day. Proudly supported by the Queensland Government – find out more at www.qld.gov.au/BOLD2018.
An American school student who is sent to Australia to attend a science academy for the summer but due to a mix up she instead ends up joining the local soccer academy instead. She befriends many of the other kids attending whilst also clashing with a highly talented nasty girl while attempting to beat her…Book Tickets
A collection of the best Australian comedy shorts from around the nation from the past two years. These films have either won awards at film festivals or bloody deserved to win as they were either hilariously funny or audiences chortled so loudly that others thought the films were funny.Book Tickets
A shaggy dark comedy about a jaded high school English teacher who is forced to re-evaluate his life when his novel is passed over for one of his students. For generations, dressing up for Book Week has been an Aussie school tradition. But for this disgraced former novelist seeking redemption it spirals into seven days…Book Tickets
Join us for breakfast as we discuss this year’s films with special industry guests including: Saturday 29 June: Angus Watts and Heath Davis Sunday 30 June: Steve Le Marquand Monday 1 July: Alan Dukes Tuesday 2 July: TBC Wednesday 3 July: Jeremy Sims & Chris Kunz Thursday 4 July: Grant Dodwell Friday 5 July: Blake…Book Tickets
Celeste was once Australia’s most beloved opera singer. Yet she threw it all away to follow the man she loved to a crumbling property deep in the rainforests of Tropical North Queensland. An operatic bohemian love story set in the lush tropical greenery with Radha Mitchell and Thomas Cocquerel simmering in the heat.Book Tickets
Wagga is a country town that loves its sport, but is divided over its loyalty for the rival codes. Party boy Chase’s dream to play in the NRL is falling by the wayside, just like his relationship with Brooke. At his lowest point, Chase takes a leap of faith to sort out his life, but…Book Tickets
While Winton loves celebrating Australia’s emerging young filmmaking talent, we can’t deny, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned throwback! Take a trip down memory lane with Australia’s favorite cult classics we all know and love.
A lyrical story about a young Indigenous girl, Gem and the impact her mother’s unexpected death has on her family living in an isolated community. As Gem tries to deal with her grief she forges a bond with a wild emu, unwittingly connecting with her mother’s traditional totem animal. An incredibly poetic and beautiful independent…Book Tickets
In 1854, Australian gold rush miners struggle for their rights against an oppressive government. A spectacular account of the infamous Eureka Stockade and the events leading up to it. Chips Rafferty is fantastic in the lead role as reluctant hero Lalor. Celebrating the film’s 70th anniversary it remains as entertaining as it is educational, and…Book Tickets
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour,Jay Gatsby. Starring our very own Jason Clarke in one of the greatest films about social change by Baz Luhrmann with his playfully historic rendition of the deceit and glamour of New York’s high society.Book Tickets
The Vision Splendid is a family-friendly festival so why not bring the kids along to our daily kid’s club?! Weather its playing movie-themed games or engaging in arts and crafts, the kid’s club is the perfect place for the little ones to play and learn all about the films of the outback.
The Vision Splendid has something for all our guests, no matter how big or small! With all their favorite characters on the big screen, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained this year!
An alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney at the cusp of massive social changes. From the eye-popping colours of the period’s fabulous floral dresses to the snapped suspenders and silk petticoats beneath, this is a film above all for lovers of fine details,…Book Tickets
With week-long live entertainment you’ll never be bored between screenings! The North Gregory Hotel’s shady beer garden hosts some of rural Australia’s best musicians, poets and comedians working today.
Two estranged brothers who are reluctantly reunited in their remote hometown at their father’s funeral, become the target of an extortion scam at the hands of a gang of violent local thugs. A tough and exciting outback noir thriller with some of the best Australian actors.Book Tickets
Learn from the best with our informative and educational masterclasses! Get up close and personal with working producers, screen writers and directors of the Australian film industry, as they spill their secrets to success in our exclusive film masterclasses.
Each year, the Vision Splendid celebrates the best in new Australian cinema. With exciting, new talent emerging every year, who knows when we could be screening the next generation’s ‘The Castle’ or ‘Mad Max’?!
A small country town is suddenly plunged into darkness. The aliens have arrived to seize control of our planet. As alien storm troopers cut a deadly swathe through the countryside, a ragtag group of townspeople realise they must put their old grievances behind them and band together for a chance to strike back at the…
It’s 1964, and most of the world has been destroyed in an atomic war. A US submarine takes refuge in one of the few surviving countries left standing: Australia. But as the grieving submarine commander (Gregory Peck) finds love with a local woman (Ava Gardner), it becomes clear that the creeping nuclear fallout will only…Book Tickets
Set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle gangs, the film follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club who has to betray his president to save his brother’s life. This discord leads to a Shakespearean tragedy in the high octane world of bikie gangs.Book Tickets
This local grunge classic is marking its twentieth anniversary. Gordon works in a bottle shop, but quits when they ask him to work fours days in a row. He begins a relationship with Cynthia. They both like drinking and smoking, even though he’s an asthmatic and she has chronic eczema. She also likes sex, at…Book Tickets
The Vision Splendid Short Film Competition is the biggest night of the Festival and is geared to independent filmmakers from Australia and around the world. Filmmakers are asked to make a short film on the theme “Great Big Adventures”. Half the films are made by emerging filmmakers during the Festival with the active participation of…Book Tickets
A magical spin on a classic tale. A musical for the whole family. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed, two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. The exquisitely mercurial Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting goblin whose thirst for vengeance may well bring…Book Tickets
Take a step back through time in our historic 100-year-old theatre and experience movies the way they did in the old days! Come along as we pay ode to the founders of cinema and celebrate how far films have come to this day.
A successful Australian artist living in New York, decides to return to home to seek new inspiration for his work. On a small island off the coast of Queensland he meets Cora, a young woman who becomes his muse and rekindles his love of art. 50 year anniversary screening.Book Tickets
The Vision Splendid has always welcomed Australia’s funniest comedies with open arms. With a full house, the electric energy and laughter from the open air theatre can be heard all over town!
For the Sinclair family, the cut-throat world of greyhound racing is a religion. With a crucial race, the Winnebago Classic on the horizon, Cess Sinclair, has one shot at reversing his family’s fortunes for good. A wartsn all Aussie comedy theatre show adapted for the big screen. Australian National Theatre live on the big screen.Book Tickets
The Story of the Kelly Gang is considered to be the world’s first feature length narrative movie and was billed internationally as ‘the longest film ever made’. This silent era film will be performed by the celebrated Volatinsky Quartet that performed last year’s The Sentimental Bloke to such resounding acclaim.Book Tickets
Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who is having a mid-life crisis and has gone missing somewhere in the remote Far North. They must reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding against huge and hilarious obstacles set against some remarkable…Book Tickets
Based on Jimmy Barnes’ memoir of the same name, this documentary tells the story of his childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow, immigration to Australia, and how he became the lead singer of Cold Chisel. An affecting and insightful documentary about the colourful character of Jimmy Barnes that acts as both an intimate insight…Book Tickets