Every year the Festival screens an exciting program of top-class films from around the world with plenty of special features. The Friday night suppers and Saturday lunches are legendary, there are heaps of door prizes, a quiz for film buffs, sometimes live music, a guest speaker or a special dinner, and always a wonderfully friendly atmosphere.
Don't miss it! It's a highlight of the year and tickets sell fast.
Festival brochures are distributed around town in March and you can apply to go on the mailing list to ensure you get a copy each year.
Organised by the Buninyong Film Festival Committee, this event is generously supported by a range of local sponsors.
Visit the Buninyong Film Festival website for an outline of the latest program plus contact details and information about the Festival Committee and its sponsors. You can also relive the pleasures of previous Festivals by viewing earlier programs and photo galleries there.
2011 Guest Speaker, Tom Binns, spoke about the isolated Light Station on South Solitary Island, before and after the film "South Solitary". As ever, the program was a great success. All sessions drew appreciative crowds and provoked much discussion in between screenings.
In 2010, in addition to the six feature-length films, the Festival screened a short, "We of the Walls", filmed on the Warrambeen property to the south of Buninyong. This period drama honoured the memory of the many wallers of Western Victoria and a short "Q & A" session with Pascal Mercay, director/writer/producer & actor, and Geordie Taylor, producer & actor, followed the screening.
A highlight of the 2009 Festival was the African drumming performance and the dinner prepared by Ballarat's African community before the Saturday night feature film, War/Dance.
A selection of photos from previous years' Festivals can be seen at: Buninyong Film Festival photo galleries
See the Buninyong Film Festival website for more information about this annual event.