Winton Splendid Outback Film Festival
Winton’s Splendid Outback Film Festival is Australia’s only outback film festival – and it’s putting Winton on the world stage. With fabulous local films, masterclasses, workshops, tours and kids’ events, the film festival provides a week of glamour and glitz in a rugged, starkly beautiful part of Queensland. You’ll be amazed at the quality of Australian film making and the beauty of Winton’s historic open air theatre. Celebrate Australia’s unique film industry and culture next June in Winton – you won’t regret it. Read on to find out more!
Why visit Winton, Queensland?
As the birthplace of both Waltzing Matilda and Qantas, Winton, Queensland, is an iconic Australian outback town. It’s home to Australia’s richest collection of dinosaur fossils, boasts a diverse natural history, and sports spectacular rugged landscapes. What most people don’t know is that it’s also home to one of the most culturally relevant festivals in the country – the Splendid Outback Film Festival. The festival provides a glorious mix of classic and contemporary Australian film with a plethora of special events. Conversation sessions with film makers, directors and actors are popular – and a program of special events for children makes this a great cultural event for the whole family.
Things to do at the Winton Splendid Outback Film Festival in Outback Qld
Australian film festivals have a reputation for innovation and making world cinema accessible to a wide audience. This outback festival in charming Winton is no exception. It’s a highlight on the cultural calendar for the region, with stars flocking into town each June.
Why not frock up and join them on the red carpet for the ANZ Opening Night? It’s an evening of glamour unparalleled in the outback. You can take location tours to the sites where major Australian feature films were made, undertake masterclasses or workshops with some of the best filmmakers and actors in the business, or even enter your own film in the Qantas Short Film Competition.
A film festival isn’t complete without a range of amazing films, both old and new, which are screened each night under a blanket of glittering stars in Winton’s historic open-air Royal Theatre.
By day, catch screenings in the atmospheric Shire Hall and if you’re travelling with the family, keep an eye out for billy cart racing, a dinosaur stampede and a movie-themed singalong. There’s something for everyone, either young or young at heart at Splendid!
Pricing - Opening night
Pricing - Festival season movie passes
Winton Splendid Outback Film Festival Reference Guide
Travel to Winton with Bus QLD Outback