Scott lights up film festival

Denise Scott will open the film festival on June 25. (supplied)

Bellarine Lighthouse Films is holding a three-day mid-winter film feast in Queenscliff.

The program offers five fine-art films, special guests and the chance to mingle and discuss the intricacies of the inspired film program over a glass of wine and food offerings with friends and fellow festival-goers.

The legendary queen of comedy and household fixture of the Australian screen, Denise Scott will open the festival with her unique personality and iconic brand of award-winning humour.

“Ahoy Queenscliff and surrounds – I am so excited to be performing at the opening night of the Bellarine Lighthouse Film Festival,” Sott said.

“I mean to say I’ll get to see a fine film, drink a local pinot noir, eat a gourmet snack, and next morning pop on my bikini, grab my board and catch a wave, while I watch the sunrise. What’s not to love? See youse all there.”

Monica Clemow, part of the programming team at Bellarine Lighthouse Films, said it was exciting to have Scott open the festivities.

“What better way to shake off the post-COVID-19 lockdown and winter blues than to have Denise Scott tickle our funny bones and liven our spirits,” she said.

“Support from the Borough of Queenscliffe this year has also allowed the festival to stretch its wings and offer a Q&A session with filmmaker Genevieve Bailey after the screening of Happy Sad Man on Sunday.”

This year’s festival is an eclectic mix of international and Australian stories centered around themes of male-centric happiness, family dynamics and an edgy psychological drama about gender and power politics.

The full festival program, film synopsis and trailers can be viewed at

Purchase a weekend pass for $90 (includes opening night) or attend a single session from $17.

Tickets are on sale now online at – follow the links to TryBooking.

The festival is from June 25 to 27 at Queenscliff Town Hall.