Lorne Film's festival arm is returning for 2019 with Opening Night scheduled for Friday July 26 at the iconic LORNE THEATRE.
Set against the unique backdrop of Lorne's natural coastal beauty, the fifth instalment of Lorne Film will build on the growing success of the previous festivals - where film lovers and filmmakers from across Australia descend on Lorne to create a true festival community.
Lorne Film will continue to offer its patrons a wonderful, holistic experience - combining Lorne's lively hospitality, Mediterranean charm, world class accommodation, along with screenings of Australia's best independent films.
LORNE FILM 2019 will continue to build its commitment to the local film industry - underling its simple charter:
LORNE FILM 2019 will also feature its now famous (infamous) Opening Night Celebrations, along with screenings at the LORNE THEATRE and the sumptuous CUMBERLAND RESORT AUDITORIUM.
LORNE FILM 2019 will see the return of LORNE THOUGHT - an open access industry forum where filmmakers and film lovers are invited to come together to discuss and celebrate the state of the Australian film landscape.
EAT. DRINK. FILM. SLEEP. REPEAT.
LORNE FILM 2019 - IMMERSE YOURSELF!
Darren started out as a playwright, working alongside people such as acclaimed actress Diane Cilento and Oscar nominated Tony Shaffer before becoming a screenwriter/brickies labourer. He completed his first screenplay LILLY, and travelled to Los Angeles where he got lost in a giant martini, somewhere on Sunset.
Darren’s psychological horror script, THE TUTOR, did the rounds at Cannes 2016 and is slated for production when he can find the money.
Darren is a founding creator of Lorne Film and loves film, Lorne and staying out late during film festivals.
Kate Whitbread is a producer of feature films, television series, television commercials, live theatre and events. Her company KWFilms develops and produces content with a focus on female audiences worldwide.
Kate’s feature film credits include THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME, THE CATERPILLAR WISH, SURVIVING GEORGIA and DEEPER THAN BLUE.
Kate has been with Lorne Film from the beginning and headed up the Lorne Film Screenwriter Award.
Kate loves story telling and is a strong advocate for women in film, along with independent Australian film and the people that make them.
A recent addition to the Lorne Film crew, Vasiliki is a highly experienced producer in the entertainment/screen industry throughout Europe and Australia - working in project development, casting, production, post-production supervision, marketing and sponsorship.
Vasiliki's recent credits include producing Unplugged Cafe Sessions for Screen Forever, along with the ABC web series, When TV Was Awesome.
A creative thinker with a broad set of skills, and who thinks outside the square, Vasiliki brings a fresh set of eyes to Lorne Film, along with a unique and passionate energy - we think she is awesome...
Another recent addition to the Lorne Film crew, Matt is an experienced film person - having worked as an actor across feature films and TV, and has worked with/founded Le Puolet Terrible, Essential Theatre and the Falls Creek Film Festival.
Matt also has extensive experience also in marketing and worked with the Melbourne based Willett Marketing, and has consulted to Integrated Galvanizing Solutions (IGS) and Brimbank City Council venue St Albans Community Centre and Bowery Theatre (Bowery Theatre@STACC), performing the role of Marketing & Events Coordinator.
An outstanding addition to the Lorne Film crew, Matt brings a laid-back, no fuss energy to Lorne Film. We think he is awesome too...
Iconic art deco institution, situated centrally on Mountjoy Parade. 550 seats. 2K digital projection.
Centrally located across the road from the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. 350 seats in state of the art facilities.
World class sculpture garden/amphitheatre, restaurant and gallery. Screening under the stars and towering eucalyptus, by the 'monet' style pond.
Lorne Film's moveable, boutique screening room. Originated out of the Uniting Church Hall - 50 seats in funky, retro surrounds.