The 2017 Program

The 2017 program will be released closer to the event.  Evening films are screened under the stars in the historic royal theatre in Winton's main street.

Join us for the Opening Party,  "Breakfast with the Stars", conversations and masterclasses with film industry leaders, location tours, daytime films, live entertainment and kids creative activities.

It's a nine day Australian movie marathon highlighting films inspired by the Outback.  In 2017 we're celebrating "Women in Film".  We hope you can join us!

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If you haven't been before, here is the program and highlights form 2016:- 2016 Official Program.

VIRTUAL REALITY

WINTON SHIRE HALL 1.00 – 2.00pm  and 4.30pm- 5.00pm Join Benjamin Richards, Director of Innovation, Cutting Edge as he shares his Virtual Reality insights. In traditional filmmaking the lines between production and post-production are pretty clear, a VFX Supervisor from post gets involved at the script stage when there are VFX elements in the story.…

Breakfast with the Stars – Roy Billing

Official Vision Splendid Festival Patron and much loved actor from Jack Irish, The Dish, Underbelly (…and the list goes on), join Roy Billing OAM for Breakfast with the Stars.  He’s such a great bloke to meet and engage with this special setting.    

Masterclass – Legend of Ben Hall Director of Photography

Peter Szilveszter is a creative filmmaker who has taken his passion for storytelling and has applied it to many different aspects of filmmaking throughout his career. More recently Peter worked as the Director of Photography on Australian feature film “The Legend of Ben Hall” (2016) and is now emerging as one of Australia’s newest and…

Free Masterclass – Inside the Writer’s Room

Screenwriter Elise McCredie ( Nowhere Boys, Sunshine, Jack Irish) will blow open the secret door of the writers’ room. Bring along your TV drama ideas  and watch how ideas get interrogated, dissected and reformed within the hothouse of a mocked up writers’ room.  If you want to know how to get inside a writers’ room…

Virtual Reality (VR)

WINTON SHIRE HALL 1.00pm and 4.30pm Join Benjamin Richards, Director of Innovation, Cutting Edge as he shares his Virtual Reality insights. In traditional filmmaking the lines between production and post-production are pretty clear, a VFX Supervisor from post gets involved at the script stage when there are VFX elements in the story. In VR, every…

Saturday Breakfast With the Stars with actress/writer Maya Stange and actress Sara West

Saturday Breakfast with the Stars with actress/writer Maya Stange and actress of “Don’t Tell” Sara West

Masterclass with producer Bill Leimbach

Film Producers are responsible for supervising, managing and coordinating all aspects of production from beginning to end – financial and creative responsibilities, physical production, distribution and marketing. In our MasterClass, over three mornings, Producer Bill Leimbach will present the skills and knowledge needed to take on these tasks. This is for budding producers, as well…

Masterclass with producer Bill Leimbach

Film Producers are responsible for supervising, managing and coordinating all aspects of production from beginning to end – financial and creative responsibilities, physical production, distribution and marketing. In our MasterClass, over three mornings, Producer Bill Leimbach will present the skills and knowledge needed to take on these tasks. This is for budding producers, as well…

FREE Writers Lab with Edwina Exton

join Edwina Exton, the writer of new Aussie comedy drama romance film “Spin Out” – a tribute to the Australian B&S!

FREE Writers Lab with Edwina Exton

Join Edwina Exton, the writer of new Aussie comedy drama romance film “Spin Out” – a tribute to the Australian B&S! On Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June, in this two part Writers Lab,  discover the ins and outs of developing TV series concepts (the differences between film & TV writing, structuring a TV…

Masterclass with producer Bill Leimbach

Film Producers are responsible for supervising, managing and coordinating all aspects of production from beginning to end – financial and creative responsibilities, physical production, distribution and marketing. In our MasterClass, over three mornings, Producer Bill Leimbach will present the skills and knowledge needed to take on these tasks. This is for budding producers, as well…

Breakfast With the Stars with Edwina Exton

Edwina Exton, writer of new Aussie comedy drama romance, Spin Out.  

Breakfast With the Stars with Margaret Pomeranz and Sally Aitken

Margaret Pomeranz and Sally Aitken, Director of David Stratton: A Cinematic Life.      

Breakfast With the Stars with Madeline Kennedy

Actress Madeline Kennedy  of the new film “Thicker Than Water”, including acting debut by singer/songwriter, Pete Murray.  

Breakfast With the Stars with Trish Lake & Megan Raikos

Megan Raikos writer/director of new Australian mystery thriller set in the grapevines, “Crush”  

Breakfast With the Stars with Director, Megan Riakos

Join us for Breakfast with the Stars with the talented Megan Riakos, writer and director of the new Australian thriller set in the vineyards “Crushed” (which you can also see Friday 30 June @ 2.30pm in Winton Shire Hall)    

Breakfast With the Stars with Joe Weatherstone

Joe Weatherstone, producer of  Killing Ground, starring Aaron Pedersen as you’ve never seen him!  

Women In Film Lunch

Join the women in film for a panel Q&A – blokes most welcome too!

FREE Kids Club

Throughout the week of the festival, special activities for the juniors will be made, including “G” rated films and hands on creative activities and Kids Club at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival . It’s Queensland school holidays, so there will also be kids activities at the library, community centre and nearby at the Australian Age…

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FREE Kids Club

Throughout the week of the festival, special activities for the juniors will be made, including “G” rated films and hands on creative activities and Kids Club at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival . It’s Queensland school holidays, so there will also be kids activities at the library, community centre and nearby at the Australian Age…

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FREE Kids Club

Throughout the week of the festival, special activities for the juniors will be made, including “G” rated films and hands on creative activities and Kids Club at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival . It’s Queensland school holidays, so there will also be kids activities at the library, community centre and nearby at the Australian Age…

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FREE Kids Club

Throughout the week of the festival, special activities for the juniors will be made, including “G” rated films and hands on creative activities and Kids Club at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival . It’s Queensland school holidays, so there will also be kids activities at the library, community centre and nearby at the Australian Age…

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FREE Kids Club

Throughout the week of the festival, special activities for the juniors will be made, including “G” rated films and hands on creative activities and Kids Club at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival . It’s Queensland school holidays, so there will also be kids activities at the library, community centre and nearby at the Australian Age…

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FREE Kids Club

Throughout the week of the festival, special activities for the juniors will be made, including “G” rated films and hands on creative activities and Kids Club at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival . It’s Queensland school holidays, so there will also be kids activities at the library, community centre and nearby at the Australian Age…

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Don’t Tell (M)

A film that delves into the true story of one woman’s legal case that broke the silence on child sex abuse in Queensland. Based on true events that changed the law. Based on lawyer Stephen Roche’s book ‘Don’t Tell’ is the story of a survivor, Lyndal (Sara West), a young woman sexually abused as an…

A Few Less Men (MA15)

A destination wedding in Australia goes horribly wrong when Luke gets drunk and falls off a cliff. The accident-prone boys, David, Tom and Graham suddenly find themselves transporting their friends corpse back to London, where his grieving Aunt is already planning the funeral. When their private jet crash lands in the bush, the boys must…

The Well (M)

On a remote outback farm, Hester (Pamela Rabe) takes on as home-help an emotionally unstable waif, Katherine (Miranda Otto) to help her. She responds well to Hesters kindness, but their blossoming relationship hits trouble when a car accident forces them to dump a body down the well. And then all sorts of complex and sublimely…

What If It Works (PG)

Adrian, an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, has OCD. Grace, a beautiful street artist, has multiple personality disorder. It’s a love story that seems impossible. But what if it works? Based on her own family, director Romi Trower says, “if you enjoy films that walk the comedy/drama tightrope, then this is a film for you. I…

Crushed (MA15)

Ellia, a young woman returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in a freak accident on the winery. Ellia finds her mother and uncle fiercely hostile after her long absence and her younger sister Harriett attempting to hold together the family business with the help of their brother. A police investigation reveals…

Muriel’s Wedding (M)

Muriel is one of Australia’s best loved characters. Overweight and plain, she is the butt of her friend’s jokes yet desperate for their acceptance. Growing up in a tacky coastal resort town hasn’t offered her many options as she resorts to petty crime to maintain appearances. Muriel’s domineering father regularly belittles her and destroying her…