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Briagolong Film Festival

briagolong film festival Full weekend screenings

The Big Screen Film Festival will return to Briagolong, Gippsland, for the eighth big year with a weekend full of screenings.

Opening Night on Friday June 8 features the triumphant and courageous Australian horse racing story, The Cup.

At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

Opening Night tickets include a light supper at the Mechanics’ Institute Hall after the screening, hosted by the Mechanics’ Institute Hall Committee.

On the evening of Saturday June 9 enjoy the second Briagolong Fast Film Making Challenge Screening and Awards Night. Watch films made around Briagolong by Fast Film Challengers. Support and see your friends, family and town up on the Big Screen! PLUS a special sneak preview of the St Kilda Short Film Festival touring program – straight from St Kilda.

“The Big Screen Film Festival gives Gippsland audiences the opportunity to enjoy an array of award-winning and acclaimed films”, said Festival Co-ordinator Gordana Bacic. “We are especially delighted to be returning to Briagolong for the eighth time. It’s a fantastic weekend of films” said Gordana.

Big Screen Film Festival is an initiative of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), and brings new and archival films to audiences across regional and rural Australia.

Other Briagolong Big Screen film festival highlights include feature films Happy Feet Two, The Artist, The Eye of the Storm and The Hunter.

For screening and ticket details check the printed program in town or go to