Film & TV

You Must See the Adelaide Film Festival

Still from Hotel Mumbai

This year’s Adelaide Film Festival delivers a wealth of features, documentaries, shorts and VR, along with special events.

In its 15th year, the Adelaide Film Festival continues to bring world-class cinema and innovative technologies to an ever-growing audience. Not just a showcase, the AFF also encourages the development of new work through the AFF Investment Fund.

This year’s festival is woven around #youmustsee. Earlier in the year, the nation was asked to vote for their top three Australian films, with the resulting list of 100  ranging from Jedda (1954) to Sweet Country, Ali’s Wedding and Jasper Jones (all 2017).  The Festival will be screening the top three, which were The Castle, Muriel’s Wedding and Samson and Delilah, along with two South Australian favourites from the list: Look Both Ways and Sunday Too Far Away. Tickets for these screenings, some of which include special guests, are only $10.

Opening night gala on Wednesday 10th October sees the Australian Premiere of Anthony Maras’s feature debut Hotel Mumbai, screening at GU Film House followed by the Gala Premiere Party at Queens Theatre.

The ever-popular AFF Film Quiz Night is on again,  Thursday 18th October at Queens Theatre. Hosted by Mark Kamleh and Courtney Duka, a $20 ticket includes the quiz night, one drink, an after-party with DJs and a free ticket to any daytime session at the AFF. Going by past years, this will sell out quickly!

This year’s films have been curated under thematic titles such as Art, Music, Love, Arab Women Directors, and It’s Wild Out There. Most screenings are at either GU Film House or Mercury Cinema.  Special events are scheduled in Port Adelaide, Semaphore and regional South Australia, including a screening of The Flipside in star, Emily Taheny’s, hometown of Warooka. Virtual Reality is once again show-cased with the Jumpgate VR Lounge, there are shorts and documentaries, and even TV gets a look in with screenings of Pine Gap and The Family Law Series 3.

The wealth of special events includes workshops, panels and parties galore.

The Adelaide Film Festival runs from October 10th to October 21st, so there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about, support the Australian film industry, and enjoy this extraordinary celebration of screen and new-media art.

For screening times and further information, click here.


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