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May 2019

Film Fundraiser for Timor-Leste

20 May 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Fundraiser for Timor-Leste  Monday 20 May 6.30 – 9.00pm  Clonard College’s Kildare Theatre, 225 Church Street, Herne Hill Come along to the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools’ special screening fundraiser to help celebrate Timor-Leste’s Independence Day. Alias Ruby Blade is a documentary film chronicling the tumultuous birth of a new nation in Timor-Leste from the perspective of Kirsty Sword.  It captures the incredible story of Kirsty Sword and Xanana Gusmão as they became a formidable couple in the triumph of…

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Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde Film program

30 May 2019 @ 12:00 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival’s Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program is now seeking local entries for the 2019 edition. If you’ve made an animation, experimental or avant garde film, this is the program for you. Last year’s program showcased films from all over the world. The first deadline for entries is the end of the first week of June 2019.  The final deadline for entries is the end of the first week of September. There is NO…

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June 2019


7 June 2019 - 10 June 2019

Held annually in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia on the June long weekend. It’s time to get your Celt on for the 17th annual National Celtic Festival on the June long weekend (7-10th).  Each year this premier folk frenzy gathers artists and patrons from across the globe to celebrate all things Celtic and the Craic! This year has already attracted the likes of The Young Folk, Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton, The Lumber Jills, Colin Lillie, The Maes, Claddagh, Rich Davies & The Low Road, Fiona…

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Classic French Film Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] 8-9 June

8 June 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CLASSIC FILM – SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY 8th JUNE 4pm and SUNDAY 9th JUNE 4pm Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] 99 Minutes M (Mature themes and violence) Genre: Comedy Crime Drama Director: François Truffaut Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier Debut: 4th May, 1959 (France) Please Note: This film is screened in Black and White Praised by film makers and critics the world over, Truffaut’s The 400 Blows [Quatre Cents Coups] launched the Nouvelle Vogue and paved the way for…

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July 2019

FILM: Occupation Native

12 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolyn Theatre is celebrating NAIDOC Week with the film: Occupation Native A movie fundraiser for The Colac Aboriginal Gathering Place. The Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It’s not that the Australian story is wrong, it’s just that it’s a wee bit one-sided. Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history in this inspired satire. All was well in Aboriginal Australia. People thrived and life was good, people were happy, and…

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Lorne Film; Screening Two World Premiere Feature Films

26 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

Lorne Film; Screening Two World Premiere Feature Films After a three-year hiatus; Lorne Film is back from the 26th of July – 28th of July! This year, the well-loved festival will exclusively showcase Australian independent films. Two world premieres will be screened in its feature-length film program, as well as three short film sessions, an industry panel, and other events. Lorne will be awash with filmmakers and creatives over the weekend, boosting the town’s winter tourism. The films to premiere…

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August 2019

Geelong Design Week 2020 – Event Host Information Session #2

20 August 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Geelong’s design-driven future will be showcased at Geelong Design Week 2020. In a celebration of design and creativity, Geelong Design Week 2020 is inviting organisations, community groups, schools and individuals to host workshops, talks, tours and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what is possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Geelong is Australia’s first UNESCO City of Design, an evolving, dynamic city with a deep sense of place and a strong industrial past. We embrace change to…

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October 2019

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Film Screening ‘Forged From Fire’ at RRRT Cororooke

11 October 2019

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Film Screening ‘Forged From Fire’ at RRRT Cororooke The Making of the Blacksmiths Tree Colac Area Health with the support of Colac Otway Shire, Diversitat and Neighbourhood House are hosting the screening of Film ‘Forged From Fire’. In support of Mental Health Week. The Screening will be at Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, Cororooke. If you are a firefighter, mental health worker, artist or just someone that would like to see how one community coped with…

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December 2019

Potato Shed launches 2020 Season Programme

4 December 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Potato Shed is set to launch an all-Australian Season Program from 5:30pm Wednesday 4 December 2019 at the Shed, 41 Peninsula Drive Drysdale. Continuing the tradition of bringing the best in theatre, music, cabaret and comedy to the Bellarine, the 2020 season is a mix of timeless classics and modern cutting-edge work. Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and HiT! Productions have, once again, chosen to present shows at the Potato Shed – a great endorsement of our…

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January 2020

Photography Workshop |Taking Great Travel Images | with Doug Gimesy

20 January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Photography Workshop |Taking Great Travel Images | with Doug Gimesy Heading on holidays soon? Learn how to take great travel images in this hands-on interactive photography workshop with award-winning photographer, Doug Gimesy. Bookings essential. Maximum 12 participants. Pre-requisites Basic understanding of: camera handling basic camera equipment impact of shutter speed impact of aperture on depth-of-field impact of using different lenses and focal lengths   BOOK HERE TODAY  

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February 2020

The Masterclass Series – Wildlife & Nature Photography with Doug Gimesy

1 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Masterclass Series- Wildlife & Nature Photography with Doug Gimesy Internationally acclaimed conservationist and wildlife photographer Doug Gimesy will guide you through an interactive masterclass – exclusive for photographers. Receive valuable feedback on your images and leave with a better understanding of what to consider when trying to capture memorable wildlife/nature photographs. For participants, prior understanding of camera use required (see below for more details). There are no prerequisites for observers Maximum 12 participants. Maximum 10 observers. Participants need to…

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Stop Motion Animation Workshop

22 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stop Motion Animation Workshop Join Pillowfort Creative for a step by step introduction to the Art of Stop Motion Animation. Join Pillowfort Creative for a step by step introduction to the Art of Stop Motion Animation. Be guided through the process of making, from modeling your own figures/objects using plastacine, to learning the timing and technique behind the process. This workshop is a fun and interactive session, where you will gain new skills to take home and share with friends…

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Pako Festa

29 February 2020

Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival. The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its…

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March 2020

Banksy & The Rise Of Outlaw Art Film

30 March 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Banksy & The Rise Of Outlaw Art Film “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”. – Banksy Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. His political art, criminal stunts, and daring invasions have outraged the establishment and created a revolutionary new movement, yet his identity still remains shrouded in mystery. Banksy’s creativity has made him one of the most famous cultural icons of the modern…

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April 2020

Geelong Pride Film Festival – 2020

2 April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5 April 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Geelong Pride Film Festival

The 3rd Geelong Pride Film Festival will be held at Courthouse Youth Arts and the Pivotonian Cinema from 2nd – 5th April 2020. The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in a volunteer-run LGBTIQ+ film festival that screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films for the whole community. In addition to the annual festival Geelong Pride Film hosts special one-off screenings throughout the year. Opening night of the GPFF in 2020 will be at Courthouse Youth Arts on Thursday 2nd of…

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May 2020

ONLINE – LIVE Miranda Tapsell: Top End Girl

14 May 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

ONLINE – LIVE Miranda Tapsell: Top End Girl Actor, writer and producer Miranda Tapsell is a beloved figure of Australian screen culture. She’s a familiar face on television – with credits on Love Child, Get Krack!n, Play School, Newton’s Law, Cleverman and Wolf Creek, among others – and she starred in the globally successful film The Sapphires.With her close friend, comedian and playwright Nakkiah Lui, she helmed the BuzzFeed podcast Pretty for an Aboriginal. Last year, she starred in the box…

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29 May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

ONLINE – MABO: LIFE OF AN ISLAND MAN FOLLOWED BY A LIVE Q&A SESSION WITH DIRECTOR TREVOR GRAHAM. The documentary Mabo: Life of an Island Man tells the private and public story of Eddie Mabo; it has been digitally restored as part of our NFSA Restores program. Following the live stream of this important, and now beautifully restored, film, join director Trevor Graham and NFSA Indigenous Connections Manager, Tasha James for a Q&A session around the making of the film,…

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June 2020

ONLINE – UNDERMINED: Film Screening + Q&A Tales from the Kimberley

2 June 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ONLINE – UNDERMINEDl: Film Screening + Q&A Tales from the Kimberley Join the virtual celebration for National Reconciliation Week with this screening of Undermined. We’re adapting to our new insular communities but coming together, online, is how we maintain connection, keep conversations about First Peoples in the present. Australia’s vast, unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. UNDERMINED investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse…

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IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS – A Virtual Cinema with Filmmaker Q&A

3 June 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 4 June 2020 @ 9:30 pm

IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS – A Virtual Cinema with Filmmaker Q&A After an incredible opening box office weekend in February, $11,000 raised for Aboriginal communities to face COVID-19 via previous Virtual Screenings, as well as some incredible wins in 2019 with Dujuan’s UN speech, awards, Parliamentary screenings and sold out festival screenings worldwide. The In My Blood It Runs film crew are super excited to be bringing this film to your living room. For more information visit: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/event/in-my-blood-it-runs-virtual-cinema-w-filmmaker-qa/

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13 June 2020

POSTPONED – MARCIA HOWARD House of Song House of Song relives Marcia Howard’s over 30-year career as a singer/songwriter in the Australian music industry. Through story, song and film, Marcia retells her story, including her years as a member of the iconic Australian band, Goanna. Part concert, part sing along.   Joined by musicians Matiss Schubert and Marcia’s son, Liam Gubbins, Marcia will share the inspirations that have consistently informed her song writing and performance. Marcia’s songs explore the background to…

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July 2020

Geelong International Film Festival

17 July 2020 - 21 July 2020

Geelong International Film Festival Geelong International Film Festival is being staged at Village Cinemas Geelong between 17 – 21 July.  Celebrating local, national, and international cinema by presenting a curated selection of narrative, documentary, animation and live-action ranging from features, shorts and long shorts over a five day festival. The Geelong International Film Festival (GIFF) is a celebration of contemporary cinema held annually in Geelong, Australia. It was founded in 2019 by Australian producer Tammy Honey to showcase national and international…

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Dark Night Movie Sessions

25 July 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 26 July 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Creative Occupation is a project and an artist collective initiated in early 2018 by Marita Batna through the encounter with the man-made Island of South Channel Fort in Port Phillip Bay (between Queenscliff and Sorrento). A group of artists has begun a process of ideas, projects, and discoveries… they grapple with the subjects of remoteness, artificiality, entropy, fear-related architecture, and possibilities for radical creative (co)production. Creative journeys and experiences have developed into a form of collective practice and an expanding…

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September 2020

Free Grant Writing Workshop

3 September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshops for Geelong Creatives

Free Grant Writing Workshop – Arts, Music and Creative Industries The City of Greater Geelong, through the Arts & Culture Department, are offering a free grant-writing workshop for people working in the creative and cultural industries. Learn how to put together a strong funding application in this grant writing workshop run by Selene Bateman from Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. The workshops will go through step by step how to approach the application process. It will include: how to approach applications strategically how to…

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Free Webinar Info Session Arts Industry Commissions (AIC)

14 September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*FREE* Info Session Webinar : Arts Industry Commissions (AIC) Program Situation: You have heard about the new Arts Industry Commissions offered through the Arts & Culture Department of the City of Greater Geelong. You have downloaded the EOI form from the Arts & Culture page , but you need more information (need to download the form? Visit the Arts & Culture page to download). Solution: Join the online webinar to hear more detail and ask more questions! Martin Paten (Manager, Arts & Culture) and Duncan Esler (Coordinator, Arts &…

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October 2020

Geelong Pride Film Festival Online

23 October 2020 - 3 November 2020

Official trailer of the Geelong Pride Film Festival Online 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf8HAeiUAW4. Tickets on sale now including Festival Passes from $45 ($35 concession) A selection of feature films and short films from our 2020 program. https://gpff.ferve.tickets/Events Featuring Gay Chorus Deep South, Same But Different, Time & Again, Life Is Fine, The Curse Film, Fawzia Mirza’s I Know Her, Boldly Go, Kelly Short Film, Cocodrilo, After Midnight, Pretty Boy, Heaven and many more. GPFF is supported by Deakin University, City of Greater…

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Spookfest 2020 at the Potato Shed

31 October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tune into Potato Shed TV from 6pm Saturday 31 October when the Potato Shed presents the inaugural sensational COVID-19 safe Spookfest. Presented in partnership with local production company Bellarine AV, Spookfest will provide just the right amount of kooky-spookiness to get you into the Halloween spirit this year. Like its predecessor, Family Fun Day, Spookfest continues the magical tradition of involving the local community, albeit virtually, in an event that celebrates in all its imagination the arts on the Bellarine…

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November 2020

North Bellarine Film Festival

13 November 2020 - 15 November 2020

North Bellarine Film Festival 2020 The North Bellarine Film Festival which is usually held at the Potato Shed in Drysdale will move online this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. It will be held from November 13 to 15 with quality films from around the world. The festival will open at 7:30 pm on November 13 and run all weekend. Films and ticket sales are at www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org

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GUFF20 – Geelong Underground Film Festival

28 November 2020 - 29 November 2020

The festival’s aim is to provide quality films to our festival audience with attention to films which address political, challenging, provoking, disruptive, and rebellious natures which hold particular attention to the craft of performance, cinematography, sound and score, and editing. Due to COVID-19, this years festival will be 100% online.  Tickets on sale at https://www.gbiennale.com/ (available from 29 October until 29 November) Sessions included are 3x Feature Films, Retrospective of Richard Grant, 2x Short Film Sessions, Documentary Session, Music Video…

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December 2020

*ONLINE* Analog Iran by Ali MC

8 December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*ONLINE* Analog Iran by Ali MC Photographic Essay Presentation In August and September 2019, documentary photographer Ali MC spent four weeks capturing the diversity of Iran through black and white 35mm film. The result is Analog Iran, an online exhibition which explores the diversity of a country that is often stereotyped in the media.  From the border of Afghanistan to the bustling metropolis of Tehran, these photographs bring to life the everyday lives of Iranian people.  Ali’s work shows the…

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10 December 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Platform Arts ensemble - infinity

How do young people negotiate identity when more and more of our interactions are mediated? How do you find space to understand yourself when it seems everything is happening at the same time? “From our rooms via the internet, we talk about anything and everything – from intimacy to goldfish, to TV shows with protagonists who end up ‘finding themselves’. We repurpose video conferencing software to create a smashed-up live-streaming event where awkward dance sequences, tacky video effects, and video…

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