COscars on tonight!

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s second annual Youth Film Festival has been rescheduled to tonight Friday October 22. The festival will head outdoors this year and be screened in Castlemaine’s Village Square in Frederick Street.
Headlined by the box office hit, Zootopia, the festival will also feature short films made by local young people.
The ‘shorts’, ranging from 50 seconds up to 25 minutes, are entries in the local equivalent of the film industry’s Academy Awards, the COscars.
Organisers say screening the festival outdoors was a way of continuing with this great event in COVID-restricted circumstances and that all the usual trimmings of a cinematic experience – ice-cream, popcorn and hot drinks – will be on sale.
They’re also encouraging attendees to pre-order and bring take-away meals from local restaurants and cafes to the outdoor festival which runs from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.