What's on across the Coffs Coast this weekend

A Band of accomplished writers, actors and directors form the judging panel for this weekend's first Short Sharp Film Festival at Coffs Harbour.

The event, showcasing the talents of both established and aspiring filmmakers, will screen inspiring works from the 16 finalists, followed by a presentation of awards.  

The festival starts with a family barbecue at 4.30pm. Doors open at 5.30pm and screenings start at 6pm sharp. 

All proceeds from the barbecue and the sale of drinks and snacks will go to the Masonic Lodge and the SCU Students Association.

The festival has three categories of short films - Primary School, Secondary School and Open.

Extending this weekend's theme of arts and culture, the tranquil surrounds of the Butterfly House provide a stunning backdrop to Saturday night's Twilight Music Celebrations.

Drifting through the venue's Garden Room will be the smooth sounds of George and Sheo's jazz instruments in an evening that is sure to be filled with ambient merriment.

Moving across to the showgrounds, the Quota Craftarama extravaganza will display beads, jewellery, pottery, fabric and everything else a hobbyist should desire, all laid out in a labyrinth of stalls.

Shoppers can spend hours perusing the goods there or make their way to any one of the many markets being held in Coffs, including the Coffs Car Market where buyers and sellers alike can get buried under the bonnets of cars and caravans or test ride pre-loved motorbikes.

If your legs become weary from all that shopping, save your energy and watch others unleash theirs in the sporting arena.

There are two golf tournaments being held at Safety Beach; the Men's and Juniors Golf Competitions, and the weekly Junior Netball competition to get the blood pumping.

Also on this weekend are:

Sawtell Community Markets

Sawtell Trash & Treasure Community Market

Titivators Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team

Bellingen Markets

Art exhibitions: J Gleeson, C Ball & P Traynor

NAIDOC Week Celebrations and Art Exhibition

Nambucca Valley Writers' Group Meetings


Conference Dinner (Australia-Japan Society)

Coffs City Uptown Markets

Harbourside Markets

Arsenic and Old Lace

Dads in Distress (DIDS)

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