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Qantas Short Film Competition
The short film competition is geared to students and independent film makers. Filmmakers are asked to make a film no longer then 7-minutes on the topic “Celebrating Women”.
The film can be fiction or documentary, funny or sad but it has to be memorable, significant and lasting.
Films will be reviewed by a jury of film professionals in the first week of the Festival to shortlist the submissions to the top ten film entries. Finalist films will be screened on the Saturday night, 1 st July, 2017 at the Royal Open Air Theatre in Winton, Queensland, Australia, at a special awards ceremony with celebrity judges selecting the Best Film.
The Best Film will be awarded a Grand Jury Prize, Student Prize and Audience Award.
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Cinema Under The Stars
Experience an authentic cinema under the stars in Winton’s open-air Royal Theatre. Established in 1919, 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.
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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 being filmed here.