Tickets for the 11th annual MudFest Short Film Festival on Saturday, March 21 are now available. For the past 10 years the Mid-Western region has laughed, cried and loved thanks to filmmakers from around Australia and around the world at the annual MudFest short film festival.
Now in its 11th year, the outdoor event will be held on the grounds of Bunnamagoo Estate on Saturday, March 21.
This year is set to be the biggest yet and will feature the largest screen ever used to show Mudfest entries.
Guests will be treated to 15 short films chosen by the committee from more than a 100 entries that will span genres from comedy and humour, to drama, documentaries, and thrillers.
In the past 11 years, MudFest has become an international occasion with the festival attracting attention from more than 36 countries including Spain, France, the UK, the United States, and of course, Australia.
MudFest was the first international short film festival outside of Sydney when it began, with 50 guests crammed into the Butcher Shop Cafe on Church Street. Since then it has screen BAFTA Award winning films, and was featured at the Australia Day G’Day Week Celebrations in Los Angeles on more than one occasion.
“Mudgee Region has always been an avid supporter of the arts, and creating our very own film festival is a strong example of this. We’ve featured some amazing films in the past but this year has one of the strongest line-ups we’ve ever presented” MudFest Co-Founder Mike O’Malley said.
With the films split into two screening sessions, guests at the event are able to sample some of Bunnamago’s best wine and taste test dishes from some of the region’s best cooks throughout the night while deliberating on the best movie shown so far.
Cara George, CEO of Mudgee Region Tourism, said the event was the ideal setting to showcase the country charm that Mudgee is well known for.
MudFest tickets cost $30 per person, and gates will open at 5 pm.
The evening will begin with live music, followed by a screening that is set to run for approximately two hours.
Guests may purchase food or bring a picnic dinner and rug along and festival directors are encouraging everyone to bring along a jacket for when the sun goes down.
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