Peninsula Film Festival

Film, Film festivals Multiple venues Friday February 1 2019 - Sunday February 3 2019
Peninsula Short Film Fest
Photograph: Yanni Dellaportas

Mornington Peninsula's summer film event returns to Rosebud with a free outdoor screening of 20 short films, a music festival and more

Rosebud isn't just the most famous line from Orson Welles' Citizen Kane – it's also the location for Mornington Peninsula's big annual film event.  

The Peninsula Film Festival is three days of film events founded by actor and Rosebud local Steve Bastoni.

Upcoming filmmakers will showcase their work in front of a panel of luminaries who will award individuals in nine film categories including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
This year’s judging panel includes actors Lachy Hulme (The Matrix, Offspring), Don Hany (Offspring, White Collar Blue, Bad Mothers), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, McLeod’s Daughters) and Triple M radio host and actor Mick Molloy. They’ll be joined by US stuntwoman and actor Danielle Burgio, highly regarded for her stunt work as Trinity in the Matrix series. Actress and television presenter Tania Zaetta will MC the evening.

This year the festival introduces a live music event, Musiqua, on the Sunday.

Here is the full program:
Fri Feb 1, 7-10.30pm, Rosebud Cinema
Launch and Oz Indie Showcase with industry experts. New Shane Jacobson feature film Brothers Nest will screen. $25.
Sat Feb 2, 4pm-10.30pm, Rosebud Village Green
Free short film festival on the Foreshore with films from 7pm, food trucks and live music. VIP tickets including drinks and catering available for $150.
Sun Feb 3, 10am-2pm, Rosebud Cinema
Peninsula Sunday Sessions: screening of Go, Go, Go and Sengatan plus director Frank Magree Q&A. $10.
Sun Feb 3, 2-7pm, Hastings Foreshore Reserve
Musiqua live music festival with Ella Hooper, Terry Serio & Charlie Owen, the Midwayers, Taylor Piggott and Matilda Pearl, plus food trucks, market stalls, wine from Tucks and craft beer from Mornington Peninsula Brewery. 
Venue name: Around Mornington Peninsula
Address: Mornington Peninsula
Price: $0-$25
Event website:
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    • Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud $0-$25
    • Rosebud Village Green $0-$150

      Free short film festival

    • Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud $10
    • Around Mornington Peninsula $0-$25


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