TEN years ago, Australian Academy of Cinema and Televised Arts-nominated cinematographer Anthony Littlechild met filmmaking students, Liam Kelly and Riley Sugars, at the Peninsula Film Festival workshop.
Today, between them they have been nominated for two ARIA awards, two AACTAs and multiple international awards.
Kelly is an awarded director known best as one of the creatives behind Tones and I’s music videos, including Dance Monkey and Fly Away.
“The Peninsula Film Festival is the perfect bridge between a local festival and one that’s also internationally recognised,” Kelly said.
“It fosters up-and-coming talent and highlights the best of Australia’s filmmaking community. It showcases the best of the up-and-comers and those at the peak of their career as well.”
This year Kelly and Littlechild will host the Sunday filmmaking workshop at the Rosebud Cinemas.
“The Peninsula Festival is Australia’s largest outdoor film festival and it’s all about community,” Littlechild said.
“Families just go with their picnic rugs and get a chance to see Australian cinematic history. In the festival line-up you’ll discover the next Nicole Kidman, Peter Weir, Baz Luhrmann or Fred Schepisi.
“Someone who might be a ‘small time actor in a little Peninsula film’ will be the next trailblazer to make their mark.”
Judges at this year’s festival include Lachy Hulme, Michala Banas and Sigrid Thornton.
It will run from 2 to 4 February at the Village Green, Rosebud.