Countdown to Hollywood in the Outback

It’s just 5 weeks to Winton’s Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival, coined “Hollywood in the Outback”.  The 2017 program paying tribute to women in film, was officially launched in Brisbane this week where the bush came to the city to announce a new initiative, the Vision Splendid Film Institute developing a long term vision for…

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Qantas Short Film Competition – FREE ENTRY – NOW OPEN

Calling all budding filmmakers, The Qantas Short Film Competition is now open and accepting entries! Geared to students and independent filmmakers, entry for the competition if FREE in 2017! AWARDS: GRAND JURY PRIZE – $500 cash and a Samsung Tablet BEST STUDENT FILM – $500 cash and a Samsung Tablet AUDIENCE AWARD – $500 cash Entries must…

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Vision Splendid – The Essentials

When: 23 June – 2 July 2017 Where: Winton, Outback Queensland Entry cost:  Free Kids Activities. Movies from just $10 – $15 Family-friendly: Yes (check out the daily kids club) Where to stay: Winton has a handful of hotels/motels or you can opt to keep it real and camp under the stars. Winton’s Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is the ultimate nine-day…

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Exciting New Program in 2017

See you in 2017 for an unprecedented program of film premieres, contemporary, cultural and classic cult films, inspired by the Australian outback. Screening every night under the stars in the historic open air Royal Theatre in Winton’s main street. We’ll bring you films, masterclasses, breakfast with the stars, live entertainment and kids activities daily. To…

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2016 Preliminary Program Released

Winton’s Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival was officially launched in Brisbane this week where the bush came to the city to spread the word with a dinosaur roar of a world premiere, new Aussie dramas and some cult dinosaur classics!   Much loved actor and festival patron, Mr Roy Billing OAM, was joined by Tourism…

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Roll-out the red carpet, the Dinosaurs are coming in 2016!

  Winton, the much loved tiny town in the heart of Outback Queensland is rolling out the red carpet to welcome the greatest dinosaur films of all time as part of the third annual, Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival.   The festival’s 2016 theme, The Dinosaurs Are Coming – Greatest Dinosaur Films of All Time…

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It’s A Wrap for Winton

Image by Alan Mathieson   During the festival the population of the outback Queensland town of Winton has swelled to more than double, with the 2015 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival just announcing it increased attendance by 105% in its second year. Following crippling drought and fire at the Waltzing Matilda Centre, the community of…

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Emerging Short-Film Makers Scoop Audience Awards in Winton

Winton, Brisbane and Sydney Short Film Makers scooped the audience awards under the stars of the outback at this year’s Qantas Short Film Competition on closing night of Winton’s 2015 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival.   Brisbane based film maker and director, Neil McGregor’s film, “The Gap” was awarded the winning film with the audience…

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