The AGL Peninsula Film Festival back for 2019


THE Peninsula Film Festival is proud to announce a new partnership with AGL.

AGL has come on board as Naming Rights Sponsor and will support the Peninsula Film Festival activities which include the expansion of a new, music festival to be held at Hastings Foreshore.

Festival Director Steve Bastoni said the relationship with AGL means the Festival can grow to include the Western Port side.

“We are excited to have AGL onboard and this means we can continue to keep the short film festival FREE to attend and also offer a low-cost ticketed, music event at Hastings,” he said.

The Festival will run from February 1-3 and includes a launch night on the Friday February 1, followed by the FREE short film festival at the Village Green on February 2, and then on February 3, heads over to Hastings Foreshore for a fabulous afternoon of music, comedy, food stalls and markets.

Entries for the Film Festival are open now and anyone with an idea and a camera can enter their film to win a share in up to $30K of cash and prizes.

A total of 20 short listed films will be judged live on Saturday February 2, 2019 by top industry professionals with the winner taking out $5K in cash, second place $2.5K cash and third place scoring $1250 cash.

Organisers are encouraging budding filmmakers to enter the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award (open to any Australian student under 18 years of age) to be in the running for $500 cash as well as mentorship opportunities.

The Festival is pleased to announce a new category – the Rye, Rosebud and Dromana Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank My Local Hero Award.  This is a chance to enter a 2 minute film featuring someone who has made an impact on the region.

Entries for all categories are open until Sunday December 16, 2018.  Films must be 8 minutes or less in length (2 minutes for the My Local Hero Award).

Enter via or head to for details.

For a detailed three-day program and to purchase tickets visit

First published in the Mornington News – 16 October 2018


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