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Dungog Film Festival 2012

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Make sure you don't miss out on one of the biggest celebrations of Australian screen. Hosted annually, Dungog Film Festival showcases Australian screen exclusively in a non-competitive environment.

Dungog Film Festival 2012

Attendees can look forward to a range of Australian features, documentaries and shorts as well as taking part in master classes and workshops.

Nestled in the Hunter Valley region (approximately 250 kilometers from Sydney), Dungog offers an idyllic backdrop to this cultural jamboree. The town oozes character and charm and is home to James Theatre, Australia's oldest still operating purpose built cinema.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the opening night film screening - romantic comedy 'Not Suitable for Children'. Directed by Peter Templeman (Lockie Leonard) and starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Ryan Corr (Packed to the Rafters), Sarah Snook (Sleeping Beauty).

The film follows a young man whose 'playing the field' days are drastically deflated when he discovers he has testicular cancer and only has a few months of fertility left. He frantically starts flicking through his little black book in search of someone with whom to procreate... now.

After the screening, dust off your dancing shoes for the opening night party. If previous years are anything to go by it's going to be a big night (the crowd in Dungog sure know how to throw a decent shindig!).

Also, don't miss the street parade on Saturday - the theme celebrating last years blockbuster 'Red Dog'. That's right, locals and guests are encouraged to bring along their furry friend to parade down the main street!

Dungog Film Festival is presented by Cockatoo Institute - a non-for-profit organisation focussed on the development of Australian film makers.

Check out the full program on the festival website.

Getting there: Getting to Dungog is easy, by train or car. If you are coming from outside NSW and need to fly, Newcastle Airport is less than an hour away (further travel info available on website).

For accommodation enquiries contact the Dungog Visitors Centre on (02) 4992 2212 during business hours.

Jumbuck Multipass 5 - $90.00
Swagman Multipass 10 - $150
Drover VIP - $200
Opening Night and Party - $60
Student Pass - $25
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Why? Escape for a fun film festival
When: Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July
Where: Dungog, NSW
Cost: $25-$200
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