ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
A passion for short film and a desire to support film makers has inspired the Fleurieu Film Festival, which was launched in 2016.
Founding Director Alison Alcock stated she had wanted to have a night of film wine and entertainment with a few awards presented for the production crew at our local restaurant that had an amazing botanic garden attached to it.
In 2016, film makers were asked to submit short films of under ten minutes duration to reflect the 2016 theme – Landscapes.
As word got out and ticket sales grew, we had to change venues twice to accommodate the masses. Two weeks before our inaugural film festival we moved to Penny's Hill winery who naturally, due to their own incredible contribution to the arts film and photography, embraced us. And once again the Fleurieu delivered a flagship event with all the passion and style you’d expect.
The 2017 Festival was opened by the Minister for Tourism, the Hon Leon Bignell and with a stirring speech by Andrew Bovell, acclaimed Australian writer.
In 2018 Festival was again held at Serafino Winery and opened by the Major of Onkaparinga Council, Lorraine Rosenberg and an inspirational speech by the acclaimed Australian actress, Eugenia Fragos. The event was a sell out success.
In 2019 the Festival was held at the S.C. Pannell winery and was again a sell out. We worked closely with the City of Onkaparainga Council and the Community to address the theme of ‘Climate Change - Hot Topic/Kool Films’'.