The iconic outback Australian town of Winton is set to welcome many visitors from outside Outback Queensland, as it hosts the world’s largest Australian film festival, The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival (VSOFF) from June 29 until July 7. Now in its fourth year, the nine-day festival themed ‘Wide Open Roads’, will offer film masterclasses, location tours, movie screenings, and an opportunity for budding independent filmmakers with the chance to showcase their talent in the Qantas’ short film competition.
Celebrating not only local film but Australia itself, there is nowhere in Australia where you can witness the screenings of Australian film premieres with a blanket of stars overhead and red soil underfoot. The festival is truly unique as it provides visitors with intimate opportunities to meet leading legends from the Australian film industry from actresses and actors, to producers, screen writers and directors.
Fittingly known as ‘Hollywood in the Outback’ Winton has inspired numerous cinematic masterpieces including Nick Cave’s Proposition and Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road and Goldstone, all of which were filmed in the local town.
The festival is a family-friendly event attracting film lovers and budding film stars from all over Australia to the red dirt and wide-open spaces of Winton.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.visionsplendidfilmfest.com/