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Adelaide Film Festival Rolls Out the Red Carpet this Weekend.

Made with support of the internationally renowned Adelaide Film Fest FUND, the hotly anticipated Australian titles Top End Wedding and Animals are set to have their Australian Premieres at a celebratory Adelaide Film Fest Pop Up Event across 5 – 7 April in what will be a weekend of weddings, parties…and Q&As.

Star and co-writer of Top End Wedding, Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), actor Huw Higginson (Janet King, The Bill) and director Wayne Blair (The Sapphires), are confirmed to walk the red carpet for their Australian Premiere event, with additional guests still to be announced.

Both films will premiere with a red carpet gala screening and after party, with a screening and Q&A the day following their premieres.

The films are arriving direct from their Sundance Film Festival World Premieres where they were received with great critical and audience acclaim. They screened as two of a record six Australian films in Sundance selection, four of which received local funding from both Adelaide Film Fest Fund and the SAFC, with The Nightingale and I Am Mother screened at the October 2018 ADL Film Fest.

The Pop Up event gets underway tonight with the premiere and after party for Animals, an official Australian/Irish co-production between Closer Productions and Vico Films. Set in Dublin, Animals stars Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat as two deliciously wild flatmates, whose decade long friendship is strained when one falls in love and begins to question what is really hindering her aspirations.

Saturday 6 April is time for a big screen wedding you will never forget as Adelaide couple Lauren (the film’s co-writer and star Miranda Tapsell) and Ned (Gwilym Lee, currently on screen as Brian May in Bohemian Rhapsody) have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

The Adelaide Film Festival Pop-up Schedule is:


6.30pm   Animals – Australian Premiere + Gala After Party


3.15pmAnimals – Q&A screening

6.30pmTOP End Wedding – Australian Premiere + Gala After Party


2.00pmTOP End Wedding – Q&A screening

All screenings will take place at GU FILM HOUSE, 128 Hindley St

Click here for further information and to book tickets.

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