Taking the outback to the city, Winton’s Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival was officially launched in Brisbane this week.
A world premiere, some new Aussie drama and a few dinosaur cult classics were announced as part of the nine day festival from June 24 to July 2.
Winton Mayor, Butch Lenton said “The Festival is not only culturally significant for this region, but a crucial element for the economic and cultural survival of Winton and outback Australian heritage”.
Home to less than 1000 people, and despite devastating drought and remote location, Winton is determined to stage a film festival like no other.
Festival Creative Director, Dr Greg Dolgopolov, revealed the festival’s preliminary program including:
- World premiere of an action thriller set in the Australian outback, Red Billabong
- Queensland premieres of the critically acclaimed Girl Asleep and Suicide Theory.
- In keeping with Winton’s Dinosaur attractions; classics like Dinosaur Island and Dinosaur 13, as well as One Million Years BC and Caveman starring Ringo Starr.
- The new Heath Davis film Broke (2016) filmed in Gladstone.
- Reinvigorated Fatty Finn silent film with live music accompaniment Kids Stakes.