Welcome to the 36th Annual Warburton Film Festival


Welcome to the Warburton Film Festival 2019. We are presenting films of many genres and the selection is sure to please!


In the 36th year of the annual Festival we are delighted to screen these films to both, new film goers and to those who have been attendees before. We extend a warm welcome to you all. The films have origins in the UK, Australia, Mauritius, Lebanon, Japan and Palestine. They have been made in the last two or three years but have had limited release in Australia. We are again presenting the Show Us Your Shorts program and during the Saturday afternoon entertainment the winners of the four sections will be screened. The entries for this competition show a great variety of topics by the innovative film makers. It is a session not to

be missed!

Warburton is a unique little town where the local cafes and businesses welcome the film goers for meals and coffee during the weekend. Friday night is the Grand Opening when Oscars on the Yarra is hosting the drinks and finger foods (details in the brochure). This is before the opening film of an Australian documentary which will be screened at the Arts Centre Warburton. Dinner on Saturday night is a sit down spit roast, which is an opportunity to socialise, reconnect with friends and welcome new friends. We encourage early bookings for these activities as places are limited. The weekend of festivities is the result of the

tireless work of the Film Society Committee and members. Without the sponsorship from the Yarra Ranges Council and the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank this event would not happen. We sincerely thank all these contributors.


Enjoy the weekend in this little town in the mountains and soak up the feast of films on offer!


Sally Ahern
President, Yarra Ranges Film Society

Welcome to the 2019 Warburton Film Festival