Australian Stories at our 10th annual Short Film Festival

Many thanks to our sponsor – Upper Hunter Shire Council.

What a great event! The line up of short films was diverse and really difficult to pick the winner. Each of the films had a twist within or at the end that was unexpected. Our guests enjoyed great company, wine and food. There was a real sense of community.

Film guests David Curzon (producer & writer) and Fahimah Badrulhisham (graphic designer) from the film “Passengers” sent us the following after attending the evening event:

We greatly enjoyed the 10th annual SSFF. The committee and festival guests were welcoming and enthusiastic and the selection of short films was diverse and exciting. It was an honour to have ‘Passengers’ screened for audiences in Scone, and it was a pleasure to be able to chat about some of the ‘behind the scenes’ stories. We had a wonderful night with great wine, food and company – Thanks for having us!


Jordan Bond, writer of “Big City” and writer & director of ‘the music video “Every man knows his plague and you are mine” sent a video to the audience and told some interesting stories about the making of  “Big City”.

The inaugural “Scone Short Film Festival” “People’s choice award was won by Mrs. McCutcheon.

Interestingly the Sunday crowd voted for the same film.

All the photos have been uploaded to our Facebook page and will be available here soon. In the meantime, remember to pencil in the dates for the next two years. 2019 – 21st & 22nd of September

2020 – 19th & 20th of September.








Don’t miss voting for the inaugural People’s choice award on the Saturday evening!

TICKETS ON SALE 24th August! 

 *NOTE – a 30 cent per ticket online booking fee will be added to your credit card

Saturday 22nd September 2018 – Evening Smart Casual Event 

Or get really dressed up and strut the Red Carpet.

Tickets $30 from “Hunt a Book” (Kelly St Scone)  or Online* with TryBookingBuy_Ticket_Button_RedNote – we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door – and have had to turn disappointed people away  – avoid disappointment – buy your tickets in advance

Sunday 23rd September 2018 – Morning Casual Encore Screening with morning tea available.

Tickets $15 from Hunt a Book” (Kelly St Scone)  or  Online* with TryBooking






Our annual Short Film Festival is a cinema and social experience. The buzz you get at an event like this isn’t something you replicate at home, and we are showing films most people normally wouldn’t get the chance to see.  We also provide a social setting for people to discuss the films so everyone can share in the atmosphere.

There will be a broad cross section of animation, comedy, romance and drama. Each short film tells its own very different story for viewers to appreciate and enjoy.

Our SATURDAY NIGHT programme includes:

  • 6.30 pm Drinks and delicious finger food
  • 7.30 – 9.20 pm Program of short films
  • followed by Q&A with producers, directors and cast members then Coffee and Desserts

This year we are introducing the Annual Scone Short Film Festival “People’s Choice Award”.

Don’t forget to dress up for the Red Carpet and photos! You don’t have to get dressed up – smart casual is fine, but wear your finery if you really like.

And then on SUNDAY MORNING – This event is a more casual encore screening of our Saturday evening program – Tread the red carpet in your casual attire!

  • 10.30am Delicious morning tea available for purchase ($5)
  • 11.00am– 12.45am pm Program of short films – Encore screening of the night before


NOTE – Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian


John Winter

John Winter

After leaving the inaugural Scone Film Festival 2009, actor Roy Billing said, “The Scone audience seemed to really connect with all the films. No one wanted to miss anything! A good night all round. My wife and I certainly enjoyed the hospitality and the opportunity to meet everyone.”

Drew Bailey

Drew Bailey

On Saturday night we roll out the red carpet with drinks and a delicious supper, before the program of acclaimed Australian Short Films.  Enjoy dessert and coffee afterwards, and meet our film guests.

Sunday morning please join us for a casual encore screening of our film program with a delicious morning tea available beforehand.

Due to insurance requirements, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Experience a film-lover’s delight, in the bustling country market town of Scone, in the glorious surrounds of the Upper Hunter Valley.  Visit for the day, or stay the weekend and enjoy world renowned thoroughbred studs, vineyards, Lake Glenbawn, and the Tasmanian Devil’s Ark.

Roy Billing

Roy Billing


information….. Ph. 0428508326