Long Weekend Of Films

Katoomba 32nd Residential Film Weekend Images

Michael O’Rourke, Sue Nunn and Richard Keys

The 2020 screenings will be held for the first time at The Victoria And Albert Hotel, Mt Victoria on Sunday 27 September and Monday 28 September 2020, the week before the long weekend and before daylight saving.

Stand by for the accommodation package details and screening program both yet to be finalised. Bookings will open at that time.

Lithgow Invitation 2019

WFG Katoomba invitation 2018

Katoomba Film Notes WFG 2018

WFG Katoomba program 2018 (2)

WFG Katoomba program 2017

WFG Katoomba 2017


Katoomba program 2015

Katoomba program 2014

Since 1976, the group has organised a residential film weekend during the October long weekend. The earliest screenings were held at the Hawkesbury Campus of the University of Western Sydney but in recent years they have been held at The Metropole Guesthouse, corner Gang Gang and Luline Streets, Katoomba, near Katoomba train station.

A guest speaker associated with one of the films is usually invited to introduce a screening.

Bruce Beresford  2017                                                                                                                       The 2017  event was was attended by Bruce Beresford who presented his outstanding film Tender Mercies followed by a Q and A.  Afterwards we we were privileged to gain an insight into his new project Ladies In Black that commenced filming in October 2017 in David Jones Sydney and The Blue Mountains.

Images of Bruce Beresford at the 2017 screening

Richard Brennan  2016                                                                                                              In 2016 we were privileged to have Richard Brennan the Associate Producer of the classic Australian film ‘Newsfront’ attend the screenings, introduce the film and take questions after the movie.

Richard Keys our former President gave a talk titled ‘Memories Of A Film Cameraman’ which included several newsreel footages of some of the great events ever filmed such as the 1950s floods in the Hunter Valley.

Katoomba 2018  Special Guest                                                                                                                                                                    David Stratton was guest presenter.  Some outstanding  films and documentaries were included, see the above files.

If you are interested in attending the 2019 weekend, please contact the following:

Ian or Jenny at:  workshopfilmgroup@gmail.com

Ian – 0433 266 076 (Katoomba organiser for 2017 & 2018)

Jenny – 9489 0105 (Katoomba organiser for 2014, 2015 & 2016)

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