Otways (Outdoor) Film Fest
The Castle at a brewery, Avatar in the forest, Oddball on the coast…. how's the serenity! Just in time for the school holidays and perfect for film lovers near and far (of Geelong CBD) the Otways Film Fest launches in April with a spectacular twist on outdoor cinema.
1 April – The Castle - Otway Estate
The festival kicks off 1 April at Otway Estate, screening the Australian cult classic, The Castle. Pre-screening activities include a half-hour beer master class and a talk and taste walk through the brewery. Grab a wood- fired pizza and popcorn to nibble on while taking part in the Castle Trivia competition. Don't forget to bring along your family's best Pool Room item! The best entry will receive an award at the end of the night.
7 April – Avatar - Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures are up next, with their screening of Avatar, on Friday night, 7 April. Zip in early for exclusive access to the world’s tallest Treetop Walk or book in advance for the late afternoon Ziplining Tour to really get the blood pumping! Settle in for the evening on the lush green lawn and enjoy your own picnic or goodies from the Otway Café.
22 April – Oddball - Cape Otway Lightstation
To round out the festival, the last event will be held Saturday 22 April. The Cape Otway Lightstation will be screening the family favourite, Oddball. Richard Keddie, the producer, will be in attendance with one of the amazing Maremma guardian dogs that starred in the movie. Richard will present to the audience prior to the viewing on the truth about working with children and animals and other funny stories from the set.
Tickets can be purchased via TryBooking PIAO or via the attractions websites, $15 per person or $40 for a family.
The Otways Film Fest is a Colac Otway Shire and Otway Country to Coast Tourism event, funded under a Film Victoria Regional Audience Engagement Grant and a Great Ocean Road Economic and Community Fund Grant from Regional Development Victoria and the Victorian Government.