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Qantas Short Film Competition
The Qantas Short Film Competition at The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is geared to independent filmmakers from Australia and around the world. Filmmakers are asked to make a film no longer than 7-minutes. The 2018 Festival theme is "Wide Open Road".
Following the sold out Short Film screening in 2017, we are expanding our short film program throughout the festival in 2018.
Finalist films will be screened throughout the festival and on the last night of the festival at the Royal Open Air Theatre in Winton, Queensland, Australia, at a special awards ceremony with celebrity judges selecting the Best Film.
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Cinema Under The Stars - Celebrating 100 Years!
Experience an authentic cinema under the stars in Winton’s open-air Royal Theatre. Celebrating her 100 year centenary in 2018, 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" and "Goldstone" being filmed here.