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2020 Festival Event Guide

The 2020 Vision Splendid Film Festival will be jam packed full of films, workshops, tours and live entertainment.

A Guide to Dating a the End of the World (M)

Sometimes all it takes is an apocalyptic catastrophe to help find your true love.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Babyteeth (MA15)

Milla, a seriously ill teenager falls in love with a drug dealer, Moses, her parents worst nightmare.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Below (MA15)

In a near-future, darknet grifter Dougie is recruited to work security at a refugee detention centre. There, he is drawn into an underground operation blackmailing detainees to fight for profit. When tragedy strikes, Dougie locates his hitherto dormant conscience and takes a stand.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Black Water Abyss (MA15)

Five friends exploring a remote cave system in Northern Australia find themselves threatened by a hungry crocodile.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Blood Vessel (TBC)

Somewhere in the North Atlantic, late 1945. A life raft adrift at sea, and in it, the survivors of a torpedoed hospital ship: With no food, water, or shelter, all seems lost – until an abandoned German minesweeper drifts ominously towards them, giving them one last chance at survival. Please note this event is subject…

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Brock: Over the Top (M)

Brock: Over the Top is a high-octane documentary, celebrating and interrogating the fascinating life story of one of Australia’s most legendary sportsmen, whose legacy remains unsurpassed even to this day.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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DeadHouse Dark (MA15)

A series of six short horror stories anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, and then discovers the sinister secret it holds.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Go! (PG)

When Jack (William Lodder) and his single mother (Frances O’Connor) move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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H is for Happiness (PG)

A twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family – whatever it takes.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Happy Sad Man (M)

The lives of five very different Australian men exploring their emotional selves. A documentary set to shine a light on and change the dialogue around masculinity and mental health today. Please note this event is subject to change.

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KIDS CLUB

The Vision Splendid is a family-friendly festival so why not bring the kids along to our daily kid’s club?! Whether it’s 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. Each day includes;…

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Kids Films

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!

Koko: A Red Dog Story (G)

An ordinary dog, whose good fortune and ability to connect with people, catapults him to fame.     Please note this event is subject to change.

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Live Entertainment

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.

Masterclass

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.

Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears (M)

After freeing a young girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.     Please note this event is subject to change.

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Never Too Late (M)

A group of seniors plan to break out of their retirement home.     Please note this event is subject to change.

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Outback (M)

Down Under for an adventure-filled vacation, a young American couple quickly find themselves stranded in the unforgiving Australian outback.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Ride Like A Girl (PG)

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2020

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 “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. Half the films are made by emerging filmmakers during the Festival with the active participation…

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Slim & I – Opening Night Film & Party

Join us under the stars for the opening night of Vision Splendid 2020. The opening night formalities will be followed by a screening of Slim & I. After the film, we invite you to the North Gregory Hotel for an opening night celebration.   Slim & I For over 50 years country music legend Slim Dusty…

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Smithy (1946) (G)

An Australian biopic about the life of pioneering aviator Charles “Smithy” Kingsford-Smith.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Smoke Between Trees (TBC)

Smoke Between Trees is an emotionally rich story of a broken man whose life is forever changed when he is reunited with his grandson. Please note this event is subject to change.

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Suzi Q (M)

Story of trailblazing American rock singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro, who helped redefine the role of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke out in 1973. Please note this event is subject to change.

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Swimming For Gold (G)

When Claire Carpenter’s dad sends her to Australia to coach an elite boys swim team, Claire finds herself face to face with long-time rival Mikayla Michaels, and the news that the camp will close if the team loses the next meet. To save the camp, Claire must overcome a secret fear, put aside her differences…

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The Faceless Man (TBC)

Emily is a recovering cancer survivor of three years. Faced with her fear of getting sick again, her best friend Nina plans a weekend away. Six friends venture out to a country holiday house to party over a weekend. Cut off from the rest of the world they soon learn the inhabitants are unsettling red…

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The Flood

Vision Splendid is excited to present the world premiere of The Flood. Set in 1940s Australia the film follows first nations woman Jarah giving a powerful look at her life and struggles as a woman and mother in a remote and lawless part of our nation. Please note this event is subject to change.

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The General – Silent Film

Buster Keaton’s 1926 film ‘The General’ follows an engineer’s pursuit of Union spies who have captured his beloved locomotive (the General). This classic film will be accompanied by a soon to be announced,  live music act. Please note this ticket is for the film only and does not include the silent night dinner. For tickets…

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The General – Silent Night Experience

Join us for a 3-course meal before enjoying this year silent night event. Buster Keaton’s 1926 film ‘The General’ follows an engineer’s pursuit of Union spies who have captured his beloved locomotive (the General). This classic film will be accompanied by a, soon to be announced,  live music act. This event is not included with festival…

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The Legend of the Five (PG)

When a group of misfit teenagers encounter an ancient relic during a school trip, they find themselves caught up in a magical world, with elemental powers beyond their belief, and the responsibility of stopping an age old evil from destroying the world. Please note this event is subject to change.

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The Taverna (MA15)

When a waitress is substituted for a belly dancer in a Greek restaurant, chaos and mayhem ensues before the owner is forced to change his old ways in order to prevent a major catastrophe.   Please note this event is subject to change.    

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The Wishmas Tree (PG)

A young possum’s misguided wish for a white Wishmas freezes her entire hometown of Sanctuary City and threatens all who live there.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road

From the Australian outback to Music City USA, a child guitar prodigy dedicates his life to become the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist, even as revelations of dark family secrets send him into a battle with addiction that threatens to destroy his career, his family and his life. Please note this session is subject to change.

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Two Heads Creek (MA15)

A timid butcher and his drama-queen twin sister quit the hostile confines of post- Brexit Britain and adventure to Australia in search of their birth mother, but the seemingly tolerant townsfolk are hiding a dark, meaty secret.   Please note this event is subject to change.

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