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The silver screen is a fantastic medium for storytelling, and the capacity crowds we welcomed to the 2022 Boroondara Seniors Film Festival was clear evidence of this.

This year, the film festival forms part of a wider month-long lineup of activities supporting the Victorian Seniors Festival.

Free film screenings

For this year’s Boroondara Seniors Film Festival, patrons can enjoy a series of movies being shown (free of charge) at Village Rivoli, Lido Cinemas and Palace Balwyn.

The theme of this year’s film festival program is 'Stories that inspire, challenge, and connect us'. Each film has been selected to illustrate the wide spectrum of experience, stories and wisdom that only come with age.

With demand expected to be high, bookings are essential – make sure you book a ticket online by selecting the film you want to see and following the prompts. You can also call our team to make a booking on (03) 9278 4777.

Short films

This year’s big-screen events will also feature a selection of hand-picked local and international short films made by or featuring older adults.

We had a fantastic response with over 100 film submissions received. Some of these films will be screened at the cinema events, and a larger range of films can be viewed on the small screen too.

For those who would like to watch these short films online, they will be available to watch from Tuesday 3 October on the City of Boroondara YouTube channel.

Victorian Seniors Festival and events in Boroondara

The Victorian Seniors Festival takes place in October, with events happening across the state. Here in Boroondara, there’s lots on for older adults to enjoy as part of recognising and celebrating our local seniors.

Open day events and ‘Come and Try’ sessions are being organised by seniors clubs, sports clubs, and community centres throughout Boroondara.

You can see all the different events happening in Boroondara as part of the Seniors Festival on our Events page. You can also read through our Victorian Seniors Festival 2023 community events document in the Downloads section on this page.

To find out more about the Seniors Festival overall and what’s taking place across Victoria, visit the Victorian Seniors Online website.

Download our Victorian Seniors Festival 2023 community events

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More information

You can find out more by emailing [email protected] or calling our Active Ageing team on (03) 9278 4777.