The popular Travelling Film Festival returns to Bundaberg in October.
The Travelling Film Festival is a regional tour of the Sydney Film Festival and will screen at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre from 16-18 October.
Travelling Film Festival manager Sanam Rodrigues said the program will showcase six acclaimed feature films and four exceptional Australian short films.
“Against all odds, with such strange times and resulting cancellations of some of our other regional festivals, we are thrilled to be restarting the TFF Queensland with Bundaberg this year,” Sanam said.
“Our patrons in Bundaberg will get to attend and watch on the big screen, the local premieres of all the exceptional films on our program.”
Bundaberg Regional Council arts and events spokesperson, Cr John Learmonth, said the film festival was a chance to enjoy a great selection of international movies that might otherwise not be screened in the region.
“This is definitely one for the film buffs out there with some fantastic movies from a range of genres on offer,” Cr Learmonth said.
“The festival includes a variety of hand-picked movies and films, starting on the Friday night and going until the Sunday night.
“There will be themes celebrating friendship and love, also comedies. The festival and the films appeal to everyone including movie buffs, but also for people like you and me who are just enthusiastic about movies.”
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Manager Arts and Cultural Services, Rod Ainsworth, said it's great to see the film festival return to the region.
“They’ve been coming to Moncrieff for over 10 years and it’s always been an incredible hit,” Rod said.
“It’s just a hugely popular event and last year we had record numbers, so we were a bit worried that it would be cancelled this year but luckily we’ve all been able to pull it together between us.”
Rod said the festival will be different to previous years and COVID guidelines will be in place to ensure compliance and safety.
“We’ll be opening the venue on 2 October and COVID restrictions will be in place, so people have to book early,” Rod said.
“The difference this year is that all bookings will be managed through the Moncrieff, whereas in the past you could book on TFF's website so all things will come through the Moncrieff.”
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