BIG SCREEN: Nanango's Big Screen Film Festival lives to see another day.
BIG SCREEN: Nanango's Big Screen Film Festival lives to see another day. contributed

Nanango's Big Screen Film Festival lives to see another day

MORE than 1000 people filtered through the doors of the Nanango Cultural Centre for the 9th Big Screen Film Festival. 

Film star Ryan Corr was greeted by hundreds of eagerly awaiting fans on the red carpet before The Water Diviner screened on Friday night. 

The opening night was followed by a marathon of Australian films screened over the course of the weekend. 

The South Burnett Regional Council mayor Wayne Kratzmann said focus had now shifted to next year's festival. 

"This has been pivotal to our culture in the South Burnett and we want to see the partnership (with the National Film and South Archive) continue," he said. 

Federal funding cuts jeopardised the Big Screen Film Festival Program last year, but Cr Kratzmann said he was able to negotiate a commitment. 

However Cr Kratzmann said funding was not secure for future year's events. 

"We are now seeking support from the National Film and Sound Archive for the 10th year anniversary of bringing Australian Films to regional areas," Cr Kratzmann said. 

To learn more or find out how to support the program phone the South Burnett Regional Council on 4189 9100.

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