Peninsula Film Festival

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Time Out says

Film fans will once again roll out their picnic rugs as the Peninsula Film Festival returns to Rosebud

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.

The three-day festival kicks off with a launch night screening on January 31. Rosebud Cinema will host the ticketed launch night and although the featured film is still to be announced, this year’s judging panel includes a multitude of Australian household names.

Lachy Hulme (Offspring), Sigrid Thornton (Seachange) and Stephen Curry (Mr Black) are just a few of the names on the panel, with Brian Nankervis from Rockwiz acting as MC for the night. 

Then on Saturday, Feb 1, the Rosebud village green will turn into a free cinema as 20 short films are screened outdoors for the public to watch. Moviegoers will then see the films judged live by the celebrity panel.  VIP tickets are also available for those who want to enjoy the short film screenings in a fully catered marquee with industry representatives and the judges. The event also includes live music performances and local food and wine from gourmet food trucks. 

For those wanting to learn more about filmmaking, the last day of the festival offers a workshop with experts sharing their insights into the industry. 

Visit the website for a detailed festival program and to purchase tickets to certain screenings.


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