A three-day festival on the Mornington and Ballarine Peninsulas will feature free short films and an underrated new Australian indie feature
Actor and filmmaker Steve Bastoni has masterminded a three-day festival that comes to Rosebud and Queenscliff in February.
Cobs Peninsula Film Festival will see the screening at the Rosebud Cinema of Australian indie comedy That's Not Me followed by a Q&A with cast member Isabel Lucas; a free evening of short films in two locations (Village Green, Rosebud and Queenscliff Town Hall); and a free one-day filmmaking workshop with a celebrated Australian filmmaker.
This year, the festival’s judging panel includes Lucas (Transformers, Knight of Cups, Home and Away), Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Romper Stomper TV series), Michala Banas (McLeod’s Daughters), Jane Kennedy (Frontline), Leah Purcell (Redfern Now, Lantana) and Wayne Blair
(the director of The Sapphires). Mick Molloy will MC the Rosebud event.
In a festival first, Disney’s Pixar will launch an exclusive screening of curated short films for families and fans of animation at the Saturday event. They’re also offering the winning filmmaker of the animation category a trip to San Francisco to visit Pixar Animation Studios.
Here's the festival program:
Fri Feb 9 7pm: That's Not Me plus Isabel Lucas Q&A, Rosebud Cinema, $20
Sat Feb 10, 4pm-10.30: (Rosebud), 5pm-10.30 (Queenscliff): Film Festival on the Foreshore, free
Sun Feb 11, 10am-2pm: Peninsula Film Festival Sunday Workshop, free, location TBA