Colac Otway Shire and Otway Country to Coast Tourism announced the Otways Film Fest will be launching this April, consisting of three outdoor cinema events hosted by three stunning local attractions.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Otway Estate and Cape Otway Lightstation will present the first of its kind event to the region, hosting outdoor cinema screenings throughout the month. Showing popular feature films, with supporting family friendly events and special activities, the festival is sure to be a hit with movie lovers young and old. Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/PIAO or via the attractions’ websites, $15 per person or $40 for a family.
The Otways Film Fest is made possible thanks to the Film Victoria Regional Audience Engagement Grant and a Great Ocean Road Economic and Community Fund Grant from Regional Development Victoria and the Victorian Government.
Otway Estate – 1 April – The Castle
The festival kicks off 1 April at Otway Estate, screening the Australian cult classic, The Castle. Pre-screening activities include a 30-minute beer masterclass and a talk and taste walk through the brewery. Visitors can 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.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures – 7 April – Avatar
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 Cafe.
Cape Otway Lightstation – 22 April – Oddball
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 which starred in the movie. Richard will present to the audience prior to the viewing on funny stories that happened during filming. The tower will be open before and during the interval break, refreshments and meals will be served from the Lightkeepers Kitchen.
What: Otways Film Fest, the region’s first outdoor film festival
Where: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Cape Otway Light Station, Otway Estate
Opening hours: twilight
Contact: 5235 9200
Website: www.otwayfly.com.au www.lightstation.com www.otwayestate.com.au
Visitor information: For accommodation and visitor information contact the Colac Otway Shire’s Visitor Information Centres on 1300 OTWAYS (689 297) or go to www.visitotways.com