The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is a nine-day Australian movie marathon highlighting films inspired by the Outback. This years festival they’re celebrating “Women in Film”.
Join them 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.
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.
The iconic town of Winton 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.
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SHORT FILM COMPETITION OPEN NOW!
The Vision Splendid Short Film Competition is now open and accepting entries for 2017! Geared towards student and independents filmmakers, this year’s competition is accepting films of up to 7 mins on the topic ” CELEBRATING WOMEN”. The films can be fiction or documentary, funny or sad, but it has to be memorable and authentic. Entry in to the competition is FREE.
The mission of the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is to celebrate outback life and community in Winton and its surrounds and to connect with aspiring student, independent and experienced filmmakers. The Festival public screening programs are designed to highlight the dynamic connections between community of filmmakers and audiences.
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, 1st July at the Royal Open Air Theatre at a special awards ceremony with celebrity judges selecting the Best Film. The Royal Theatre is a historic 1918 open air movie palace that allows audiences the opportunity to enjoy movies the old-fashioned way – sitting comfortably together under the stars on deckchairs.
All awards are presented at the closing night, Saturday 1st July, 2017.
The Awards are:
GRAND JURY PRIZE – $500 cash and a Samsung Tablet
BEST STUDENT FILM – $500 cash and a Samsung Tablet
AUDIENCE AWARD – $500 cash
All films screening as Official Selections are eligible for the Audience Award. The award is based solely on audience voting at the film screenings. The producer whose submission best captures the theme of this year’s contest and is considered the most engaging, imaginative and formally innovative in content and delivery, will be deemed the winner.
The deadline for entries in the 2017 competition is 15 June, 2017.
Full submission details can be found on their website.