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Winton Welcomes back Vision Splendid for 6th Straight Year

Still gleaming from the success of it’s fifth consecutive year, the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is returning to Winton, Queensland’s own Hollywood of the Outback!

This year, the Vision Splendid Film Festival is boasting its most exciting roster of local and internationaltalent yet, and fans can secure their spot now.

Festival director Mark Melrose has confirmed dates for this years festival as Friday the 28th of June to Saturday the 6th of July, and with festival passes officially on sale, it’s the perfect time for fans to start planning their Winton holiday. Fans can head to www.visionsplendidfilmfest.com.au to purchase tickets.

The festivals theme this year is Great Adventures! This celebrates not only the adventures of people coming to Winton but also Australian actors who have travelled far and wide bringing a little of Australia to Hollywood and beyond.

Since it’s creation in 2014, the Vision Splendid has been dedicated to celebrating the finest outback-inspired Australian films. It’s charm draws travelers from far and wide, in previous years, guests have travelled from as far as India and China just to see what all the fuss is about.

Kicking off on the 28th of June, this years Vision Splendid will feature:

  • 9 days of master class luncheons with Australian film heavyweights
  • Breakfast with the stars
  • Kids Club
  • Week long live entertainment,
  • Tours of Winton’s adored film locations
  • Film screenings at the 100-year-old Royal Open Theatre – the oldest open air cinema still operating in Australia!

Undoubtedly, the main event at the Vision Splendid is it’s opening night. With an outdoors screening of one of Australia’s finest new films, followed by the official after party at the historic North Gregory Hotel where you can brush shoulders with the film’s stars and creators- where else would you rather be on the 28th of June?

Winton earned its reputation as ‘Hollywood of the Outback’ because of the countless quintessential aussie productions that have been filmed there. Nick Cave’s critically acclaimed The Proposition starring Guy Pearce was shot in Winton, alongside other Australian favorites like Mystery Road and Goldstone.

Rich in history, Winton is the birthplace of QANTAS, the origin of Banjo Patterson’s iconic Waltzing Matilda and the home of Australia’s dinosaurs. It’s grand history is what continues to bring visitors back to Winton to be greeted by it’s 1000 friendly residents.