Outback festival rolls out red carpet

Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival 2022

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STAR GAZING: Enjoy watching movies under the stars.

STAR GAZING: Enjoy watching movies under the stars.

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Enjoy stargazing in the Outback while watching movies in a century-old open air cinema.

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Venture to Australia's Hollywood of the Outback as the ninth annual Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival returns to Winton from June 24 to July 2.

Uniting the dreamers, explorers, filmmakers and seekers, this landmark event will host a nine-day program with screenings under the stars in Winton's 104-year-old Royal Open Air Cinema.

Festival director Mark Melrose said the 2022 festival is bound for record success with both local travellers and international students coming from near and far.

"We are expecting to see a record turn-out again in 2022, now that borders are open and travellers are flocking to the Outback for a taste of the warm hospitality, golden sundowns and crisp evenings,'' Mr Melrose said.

"After a tumultuous couple of years for the arts and culture sector, we are thrilled to see the film industry bouncing back in full force and the anticipation is high as we prepare to screen some of Australia's leading new films."

HALL OF FAME: Who could resist Winton?

HALL OF FAME: Who could resist Winton?

Inspired by the renowned Sundance Film Festival, the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is driven by the passion of the Winton community and is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to Aussie cinema.

Centred around the theme Beach to Bush, festival curator and creative director Greg Dolgopolov said this year's festival is the perfect opportunity to skip the winter blues and traverse through endless horizons, experience timeless stories and the spirit of Australia.

Winton will be the home to more than 60 film, animation, and screenwriting students as part of Kolperi Outback Filmmaking, formally the Vision Splendid Institute.

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