This film festival made its debut last year at the Warkworth Town Hall. At that time the Rodney Local Board gave a 100% hall hire fee waiver, plus a $2000 grant, to kick-start it as something that would hopefully become a regular drawcard to the area at a time of year when things can be very quiet for local businesses – not to mention local film and music buffs!
This year the Local Board scaled back its events grants, due to community feedback that they are of a lower priority, to focus only on new events, with a much reduced fund. Therefore this year, this event has not attracted a grant, although the Local Board has again contributed by waiving the hall hire fee. A share of any profit made will be returned to the fundraising for the completion of the hall.
A film festival well worth seeing … and supporting!