The 2020 Peninsula Film Festival is already looking like being the biggest one yet, according to actor and organiser Steve Bastoni. “We’ve got an incredible panel of judges,” said Steve. “You could say it’s the cream of the crop in terms of the talent. We’ve got Sigrid Thornton, Kat Stewart, Lachy Hulme, Michala Banas, Stephen Curry and Madeline West with Brian Nankervis as MC.”
The Peninsula Film Festival is held each February and includes a free short film festival, which attracts the largest single viewing audience over the PFF’s three sensational days. It all begins on Friday, January 31, with the Oz Indie Showcase from 7pm at Peninsula Cinemas, Rosebud. For $25 a person it includes the screening of the movie Below, a Q&A, networking event, drinks and nibbles.
The short film festival is held at the Village Green in Rosebud and is free to attend on Saturday, February 1, from 4-10.30pm. Here, up to 20 shortlisted films are shown outside on the big screen. These films are then judged live by a panel of celebrity judges and awarded cash prizes — so bring a picnic rug, some snacks, a few friends and sit back and enjoy. And if you’re after a VIP marquee ticket, get in quickly; these are for sale via the PFF website.
The PFF Sunday Session on Sunday, February 2, includes a filmmaking workshop from 10am-2pm at Peninsula Cinemas, Rosebud, for $10 a person.
Already astounded by the number of entries coming in and eager to see what’s still to come, Steve’s equally excited by the festival’s main sponsors who have come on board, including Ryobi and R U OK? As an R U OK? ambassador, Steve is passionate about mental health.
With some great musical acts in the works and summer vibes pumping, tickets are selling quickly at www.peninsulafilmfestival.com.au
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