FESTIVAL GUEST: Ryan Corr and Russell Crowe in a scene from The Water Diviner which will screen at the festival.
FESTIVAL GUEST: Ryan Corr and Russell Crowe in a scene from The Water Diviner which will screen at the festival. Contributed

Star to step out at film festival

A STAR who has appeared in everything from Wolf Creek 2, Neighbours, The Water Diviner and Packed to the Rafters is coming to the South Burnett.

Australian actor Ryan Corr will be coming as part of the Big Screen Film Festival next month.

Mr Corr will attend the gala red carpet opening of the festival in Nanango on June 12.

He will be the latest in a long list of stars who have come to the South Burnett as part of the festival including Magda Szubanski, John Wood and Martin Sacks.

Films on offer at this year's festival include Australian and international movies including Paper Planes, The Water Diviner and Charlie's Country.

Mayor Wayne Kratzmann said it was a win for the South Burnett that the festival was going ahead.

"We were notified 12 months ago the funding was gone for the festival," Cr Kratzmann said.

But after intense lobbying to the National Film and Sound Archive it was announced last year the South Burnett leg of the festival would continue.

"It brings culture and the arts to the South Burnett."

The Big Screen Film Festival will be at Nanango from June 12-14.

For further information including tickets and times phone the council on 4189 9100.

Actor coming to festival in South Burnett

Ryan Corr has previously been nominated for the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent.

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