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The Adelaide Film Festival celebrates the moving image in all its glorious forms. It fills the city and surrounds with feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and new media works. In cinemas, galleries and on the street, #ADLFF sends you around the globe in a cinema seat

Adelaide (October 2020)

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Free Solo

Free Solo

Very few films are ground-breaking in a visual, technical or narrative sense. To manage all ...
ARCTIC

ARCTIC

Sometimes abstract just doesn’t work ...
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

For such a well known actress, Melissa McCarthy is strangely underrated ...
Sweet Country

Sweet Country

Sometimes it’s never too early to reckon a film has the makings of a classic ...
Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Have you ever wanted to be scared by one of those old spook houses before ...
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

It’s rare you see something so powerful emerge from that so inscrutable ...
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GIVEAWAY 😍We're super excited to celebrate the upcoming release of Jennifer Kent's 'The Nightingale', an ADLFF Fund film which had its Australian Premiere at last year's festival.
For your chance to win a double pass to the film, let us know in the comments who you would take with you to the screening! It's in cinemas August 29.From Jennifer Kent, the director of The Babadook, The Nightingale is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set in 1825, Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer (Sam Claflin) through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past. As their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to find empathy for one another, while weighing the true cost of revenge.The giveaway is open to South Australian residents only. Entries close 23 August.
🎟️ GIVEAWAY 🎟️We have a bunch of double passes to give away to The Australian Dream - Adelaide Premiere at Capri Theatre on 19 August.To enter, tell us in the comments who you would take if you won 👇From shy South Australian country kid to two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes is an inspiration to many. The footy field was where he thrived; the only place where the colour of his skin was irrelevant. Goodes’ world fell apart when he became the target of racial abuse during a game, which spiralled into public backlash against him. He spoke out about racism when Australia was not ready to hear the ugly truth, retiring quietly from AFL heartbroken.Using the stunning athleticism of Goodes at the peak of his powers as well as the game itself as the film’s backdrop, THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM prompts questions about Australia’s relationship with racism and its ability to confront its own past. Written by Walkley Award-winning journalist Stan Grant.Open to South Australian residents only.
Got a great idea for a studio-based TV entertainment show? Do you have a passion for quiz, panel, chat, talent, game or dating shows?The 2019 Screen Makers Lab is happening TOMORROW, immediately following the Screen Makers Conference, at Adelaide’s Mercury Cinema 📺 ❤️This is a unique opportunity to meet with leading Australian creators, producers, and executives who will share their knowledge, passion and experience in turning ideas into a successful studio-based formats.Speakers include:- Sarah Thornton, Network Ten (The Project)
- Adrian Swift, Nine Network (The Voice Australia, Australian Ninja Warrior)
- Todd Abbott, Guesswork TV (Get Krack!n’, Hard Quiz, The Weekly)
- Julie Hanna, ABC (Back In Time for Dinner, Anh’s Brush with Fame, Ask the Doctor)
- Maz Farrelly (The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, X Factor, Dancing with the Stars).Find out more + register at https://www.screenmakersconference.com.au/lab/
Got a great idea for a studio-based TV entertainment show? Do you have a passion for quiz, panel, chat, talent, game or dating shows? The Media Resource Centre and Channel 44 are partnering to deliver a unique one-day lab, backed up by a production funding initiative, for those keen to crack the format game and learn the fine art of creating and developing a studio-based entertainment show from some of the best in the biz.The 2019 Screen Makers Lab is happening on Sunday 28 July, immediately following the Screen Makers Conference, at Adelaide’s Mercury Cinema.South Australian-based Lab participants will be eligible to apply for the Out of the Box funding initiative, for a shot at $15,000 cash and $15,000 in-kind support to make a TV pilot.You don’t have to have attended the Screen Makers Conference or even worked in screen production before to take part - TV newbies welcome!Register for the Lab and find out more about Out of the Box here: https://www.screenmakersconference.com.au/lab/
🎟️ GIVEAWAY 🎟️Thanks to our friends at Universal Pictures Australia, we have a bunch of double passes to give away to a preview screening of BLINDED BY THE LIGHT at Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly on 19 August.To enter, tell us in the comments who you would take if you won 👇Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.Open to South Australian residents only.
KIN is an incredible book about an extraordinary screen family.You can get your hands on a copy at the She Who Must Be Loved screening + Q&A with Director Erica Glynn tomorrow night!Get in quick - these will run out 💛
Lucy is a girl always on the look out for simple ways to improve her life. DiC is her talking support drone.Even with all the knowledge in the world... DiC can still be a bit of an asshole.👉 Lucy & DiC: Season 1 Premiere 👈
SA filmmakers and film lovers - The Reel Event 2019 is coming up on May 26th, showcasing eight amazing short films by SA filmmakers, with all proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis SA.Great food, wine, films and a worthy cause. Please bring your friends, and spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!Tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/ZWZS
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