Peninsula Film Festival


WHERE: Rosebud Village Green, 1099 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud, Victoria, Australia (4pm-10.30pm)

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Peninsula Film Festival returns this summer and introduces Musiqua.

The AGL Peninsula Film Festival returns to entertain the crowds on screen and stage this February, and for the first time introduces Musiqua, with live music at Hastings Foreshore.

Now in its 8th year, the festival will run from February 1 – 3, 2019 and features a ticketed launch at Rosebud Cinema on the Friday Feb 1, the popular FREE short film festival at the Village Green in Rosebud on Sat Feb 2 and is expanding to include a new music festival at Hastings, Musiqua, on the Sunday Feb 3.

The FREE short film festival is the highlight of the program and runs on Saturday 2 February 2019.  20 shortlisted Australian filmmakers showcase their films in front of a panel of celebrity judges and film luminaries. Judges award monetary prizes for best short films and other categories including Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best International and the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award.

The 2019 event has welcomed a new category – the Rye, Rosebud and Dromana Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank My Local Hero Award. Aspiring film makers have the chance to enter a 2-minute film featuring someone who has made an impact on the region and share their inspiring story on the big screen.

This year, the festival’s judging panel includes Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Romper Stomper TV series), Don Hany (Offspring, White Collar Blue, Bad Mothers), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, McLeod’s Daughters) and Triple M radio host and actor Mick Molloy. They’ll be joined by the world’s best stuntwoman, US actress Danielle Burgio, who is highly regarded for her stunt work as Trinity in the Matrix series. Actress and television presenter Tania Zaetta will MC the evening.

A firm fixture on the regional Victorian calendar, film fans will once again roll out their picnic rugs at the FREE short film festival in Rosebud and enjoy an evening of short films and live music performances along with great local food and wine from the gourmet food truck alley.

The next day, Hastings Foreshore beckons the public to roll out the picnic rugs and dancing shoes at the inaugural music, food and wine gathering, Musiqua. The fantastic line-up showcases live music from respected artists Ella Hooper, Terry Serio & Charlie Owen, The Midwayers, Taylor Piggott and Matilda Pearl as well as food trucks, wine and craft beer and an afternoon market.

Festival Director, Steve Bastoni, said extending the festival to incorporate music and comedy entertainment at Musiqua offers greater opportunities to connect local audiences with emerging talent, while continuing to increase the exposure for independent Australian films and talent.


Friday 1 February, 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Festival Launch & PFF Oz Indie Showcase

Feature film: Brothers Nest

Where: Peninsula Cinemas @ Rosebud Cinema

Tickets: $25pp


Come and support the launch of this new Shane Jacobson film. Mingle with celebrity guests Don Hany, Lachy Hulme and Danielle Burgio.


Saturday 2 February, 4:00pm – 10:30pm

Free Short Film Festival

Where: Village, Green, Rosebud. Mornington Peninsula, VIC

General Admission: FREE

Bring a rug and some friends and enjoy watching a selection of short films all judged live by a panel of celebrity judges. NO BYO

VIP Marquee:

VIP Marquee tickets at the Rosebud are $150 per person. Mingle with celebrity judges and VIP’s in our fully catered VIP marquee. Sip local wines, sample local beer and try the peninsula’s local produce


Sunday 3 February, 10:00am – 2pm

Peninsula Sunday Sessions

Go, Go, Go and Sengatan

Where:   Peninsula Cinemas, Rosebud

Tickets: $10pp


Enjoy an Australian film and exclusive Q&A with Director Frank Magree. Hear from industry experts who share insights into film-making.

For a detailed three-day program and to purchase tickets to the Friday feature film screening, Sunday Session and live Musiqua music gathering



Founded in 2011 by actor and Rosebud local Steve Bastoni, the Peninsula Film Festival attracts growing support from Australia’s acclaimed actors and directors including Fred Schepisi, Sam Worthington, Russell Crowe and Nash Edgerton. The three-day summer event gives talented filmmakers the opportunity to have their work featured, as well as network with some of Australia’s leading directors, actors and producers. This popular festival supports the arts and fosters local film culture in Victoria.

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