This page provides details of the most recent Warburton Film Festival and the next Warburton Film Festival. Details of Mini-Festivals held at Healesville are also provided.
In mid-June each year a 3-day Film Festival is held at The Arts Centre, Warburton, attracting local and visiting film lovers alike. The Warburton Film Festival is our major activity of the Year.
In February each year a 1-day Mini Film Festival is held at the Memo in Healesville.
Warburton Film Festival 2017
The 34th Warburton Film Festival was held at the Warburton Arts Centre over the weekend of 16 to 18 June 2017. Audience numbers were once again near record levels and feedback indicated a high level of satisfaction with the overall standard of films and the general atmosphere around a great weekend.
One of the audience favourites was FRANTZ, a beautiful study of love, loss and the effects of war by French director, Francois Ozon.
The Australian film, TANNA, proved to be a knock-out with our audience. Co-director Bentley Dean, along with his wife and 2 children, were guests at the festival and related stories about their life on the island while making the film.
This year's program featured a special tribute session to the distinguished Australian director, Paul Cox, who passed away last year. Paul gave strong support to the Warburton Film Festival and was its patron for some years. The session featured the documentary THE NUDE IN THE WINDOW in which film-maker friend, Peter Tammer interviewed Paul about his early days in Australia.
Our appreciative audience!
YRFS President, Keith Wade with Radheya Jegatheva, director of the Best Junior Film in the Show Us Your Shorts Competition. Radheya came all the way from Perth for the festival.
Healesville Mini Film Festival 2017
The third Healesville Mini Film Festival was held on Sunday 5 February 2017 at the Memo cinema in Healesville, featuring three films of Iranian director Asghar Farhardi (A Separation, About Elly and The Salesman). The event was a great success with audience numbers the best yet for this festival.