G’Day film fest starts - Solomon Star News

G’Day film fest starts

13 August 2015

The Australian High Commission’s annual film festival kicked off at the Art Gallery Grounds in Honiara last night and attracted a huge crowd.

The event featured the popular Australian movie – Paper Planes.

Acting Australian High Commissioner, Dr Dave Peebles, said it was good to see families having a free, fun night out and enjoying classic Australian cinema.

“The Australian High Commission is happy to be hosting the first G’day Solomon Islands Film Festival during August. It’s an opportunity for families to come down to the Art Gallery Grounds, relax and watch their favourite Australian movies.”

Last night’s event featured singing from Solo Icon contestants before the movie started. There also free water, popcorn and ice lollies. Food and drinks were on sale through SIWIBA.

The Film Festival continues today with the movie Red Dog.

Gates open at 5.30pm with the movie starting at 6.00pm each evening. This is a no alcohol, betel-nut or smoking event.Entry to each movie is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring a mat or chair to sit on.

Visit the “Australia in the Solomon Islands” Facebook page over the coming days for more information.

The Australian High Commission would like to thank the event’s sponsors; BSP Bank, Szeba, Frangipani Ice and Extreme Adventures.