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Buninyong Film Festival is taking place over the weekend of 24 to 26 May 2019. In its 27th year, held in the heart of Buninyong Village. This year's festival is bigger than ever before with nine films being presented over the three days.
Buninyong is 11 kilometres from Ballarat on the Midland Highway, on the road to Geelong. It's the site of the first inland town proclaimed in Victoria and was where gold was first discovered in the area, leading to the large Gold Rush of the 1850s.
Once again, the Buninyong Film Festival is showcasing another sparkling array of award-winning arthouse films - from Spain, Lebanon, Italy and the USA, in addition to Australian documentaries and short films.
On Sunday morning you can see the film Oddball, for just a gold coin entry. You can also meet Australian animal trainer, Luke Hura who trained the various Maremmas (Oddball) and Koko (Red Dog) for the big screen.
This year's program will also feature free screenings of the heritage film Mooramong - Private Hollywood about silent film actress Claire Adams and her husband Donald 'Scobie' MacKinnon, who made the Mooramong Homestead at Skipton, their home in 1938. Another addition of this year's program is two free guided heritage walks around Buninyong showing historical and geological landmarks.
Festival Ticket prices include $90.00 for a season pass which includes all nine films, $80.00 for a Concession or you can purchase single session tickets for $15.00. Tickets for all events excluding Oddball can be bought here.
The popular Saturday night dinner will be once again held at Pig and Goose for $65.00 which includes a 2 course meal and a glass of wine. Local café Maggie & Kate will provide the Saturday lunch box for $18.00. All the normal candy treats will be available from popcorn, choc tops to cocktails.
If you're a film lover, visit Buninyong for their annual film festival which takies place from 24 to 26 May 2019.