Warburton Film Festival returns for 36th year


The Warburton Film Festival is returning to town for its 36th year with a packed program of international and local movies to be screened from 14-16 June.

The festival, held at the Arts Centre in Warburton, will feature an opening night event on Friday, 14 June and eight films made across the world, along with the Show Us Your Shorts film competition screening.

Yarra Ranges Film Society President and event organiser, Sally Ahern, said this year’s program featured films made in the UK, Australia, Mauritius, Lebanon, Japan and Palestine.

“In the 36th year of the festival, we are delighted to screen these films to both new film goers and those who have attended before – we extend a warm welcome to all,” Ms Ahern said.

“We’re again presenting the Show Us Your Shorts program and, during the Saturday afternoon entertainment, the winners of the four sections will be screened.

“The entries for this competition show a great variety of topics by the innovative film makers – it’s a session not to be missed.”


Yarra Ranges Film Society President, Sally Ahern, Councillor Jim Child and Laurie Hastings at the Arts Centre in Warburton

O’Shannassy Ward Councillor, Jim Child, encouraged Yarra Ranges residents to come along to the festival.

“The Warburton Film Festival is one of the biggest events in the Upper Yarra each year, drawing hundreds to the town over a weekend with its spectacular program,” Cr Child said.

“I’m proud that we’ve been able to support the event through 2019 Grants for Community funding, giving the Film Society certainty that this fantastic weekend can go ahead.”

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