Peninsula Short Film Fest

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Peninsula Short Film Fest
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Mornington Peninsula's short film festival returns to Rosebud with a free outdoor screening of 20 short films, food trucks 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 sixth Sphere Peninsula Short 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 Nicole da Silva (Wentworth, Doctor Doctor), Lachy Hulme (The Matrix, Offspring), Myf Warhurst (Spicks and Specks, Double J), Sigrid Thornton (SeaChange, Wentworth) Gyton Grantley (Underbelly, House Husbands) and Wayne Blair (who directed The Sapphires). Shane Jacobson will MC the event.
More than 7,000 attendees are expected to roll out their picnic rugs on the Saturday to enjoy 20 short films (up to eight minutes in duration) and live music performances for free, and dine at an 80-metre food truck alley.
Film enthusiasts are also invited to buy tickets to feature film screenings on the Friday and Sunday.

Fri Feb 3, 7.30pm, Rosebud Cinema
Oz Indie Showcase with industry experts. Feature film Boys in the Trees will screen. $25.

Sat Feb 4, 4pm, Rosebud Village Green
Festival on the Foreshore with short films from 7pm, food trucks, live music. Free.

Sun Feb 5, 2pm, Rosebud Cinema
Sunday Feature Film: Constance on the Edge plus director Q&A. $25.




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