The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival returns for a third year on July 21.
Featuring nine documentaries over three days at the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine, the festival has continued to grow since its inception.
“We had such a great first year that we have doubled or tripled in size,” festival director Geoffrey Smith said.
“We are happy to be consolidating that and seeing about 800 audience members now.
“A lot of people wouldn't normally come out to see a documentary on the big screen.”
Mr Smith said the festival was about championing the non-fiction story.
“They’re often feature length and there are loads of great stories to choose from,” he said.
“If you’re willing to make night of it, the festival also provides a panel discussion that includes a QnA with the director, which is an added bonus.”
“We have nine really good films, with a kids family film on Sunday morning, which is very moving and wonderful.”
The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is on from July 21 to 23. Log on to www.cdocff.com.au for more.