Adelaide Film Festival

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 (Oct 14-25, 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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🙀BABYTEETH, our first AFF Film Club screening of the year is now SOLD OUT!🙀 AFF Film Club is where you'll see the best cinema first. It’s your ticket to a film festival experience in between main AFF programs. It's your chance to be part of our community of Adelaide film fanatics! Head to www.adelaidefilmfestival.org and join our mailing list to be in the know about future AFF Film Club screenings. #ADLFF⁠ #AFF⁠ #AFF2020⁠ #Filmfestival #Filmclub
🔥It's not too late to get tickets for Cinema Reignite this weekend!🔥 It’s time to go back to the cinema! Join the Adelaide Film Festival and friends as we finally return and support our local cinemas to present a weekend of films shot in SA, ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA (Saturday 11 July, 7pm) and NEVER TOO LATE (Sunday 12 July, 1pm). We’re so excited to get out of the house with friends and family and move our eyes from our small screens back to the big screen. For more information head to: https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/sa-cinemas-reignite-with-adelaide-film-festival/ #ADLFF⁠ #AFF⁠ #AFF2020⁠ #EscapeFromPretoria #NeverTooLate
🎥 Australian screen legend Jack Thompson AM is a delight in the hilarious comedy NEVER TOO LATE which is being shown on the big screen this Sunday 12 July as part of AFF’s Cinema Reignite program.🍿 ⁠ ⁠ He plays Angus, one of four Vietnam veterans who attempt to break out of the nursing home from hell in order to fulfil their unrealised dreams.⁠ ⁠ As one of the most recognisable figures of Australian film and television Thompson has helped shape local and international perceptions of what it means to be ‘Australian’. His film credits include iconic South Australia shot projects Sunday Too Far Away and Breaker Morant.⁠ ⁠ Although a stalwart of the Australian industry, Thompson regularly appears in major international productions and has been seen opposite Ingrid Bergman, Sally Field, Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kevin Spacey. ⁠ ⁠ Thompson is a foundation member of the National Gallery of Australia, a life member of the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and has worked with several organisations concerned with human rights, the environment and the arts. ⁠ ⁠ Don’t miss Thompson at his larrikin best in NEVER TOO LATE alongside Jacki Weaver, James Cromwell and Shane Jacobson. ⁠ ⁠ See it on the big screen Sunday 12 July, 1pm simultaneously screening as part of AFF’s Cinema Reignite program at Palace Nova Cinemas East End & Prospect, GU Film House Glenelg and Wallis Cinemas at Wallis Cinemas Mitcham, Wallis Cinemas Mt Barker, & Wallis Cinemas Noarlunga. ⁠ Tickets ON SALE NOW at the cinema box office.⁠ Head to the Adelaide Film Festival website for more information - https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/sa-cinemas-reignite-with-adelaide-film-festival ⁠ #nevertoolate⁠ #adlff⁠ #aff⁠ #aff2020
🍿 Daniel Radcliffe is outstanding as unlikely hero Tim Jenkin in the real-life prison break thriller ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA. Set in 1970s South Africa and filmed here in Adelaide, the film is a tight rope of tension as Jenkin and friend Stephen Lee (played by Australian actor Daniel Webber) stage a daring escape. Since finding fame with HARRY POTTER, Radcliffe has proven himself to be an actor of great range, starring recently in comedy series MIRACLE WORKERS and action film GUNS AKIMBO. Celebrated for his stage work in London and New York, Radcliffe continues to build a fascinating career. Don’t miss race-against-time thriller ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA as it was meant to be seen – on the big-screen Saturday 11 July, 7pm screening simultaneously as part of AFF’s Cinema Reignite program at Palace Nova Cinemas East End & Prospect, GU Film House Glenelg and Wallis Cinemas at Wallis Cinemas Mitcham, Wallis Cinemas Mt Barker, & Wallis Cinemas Noarlunga. Tickets ON SALE NOW at the cinema box office. Head to the Adelaide Film Festival website for more information - https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/sa-cinemas-reignite-with-adelaide-film-festival/ #ADLFF⁠ #AFF⁠ #AFF2020⁠ #EscapeFromPretoria
Vale Ennio Morricone, legendary Italian screen composer of over 500 film soundtracks, who has passed away in Rome aged 91. ⁠ ⁠ A truly incredible and visionary master of his craft, two-time Oscar winner Morricone created iconic screen music moments and defined a cinematic era. His compositions used unconventional instruments and real sounds such as whistling, whips and gunshots. Morricone made music that was a character in and of itself. ⁠ ⁠ In an incredible career that spanned decades, Morricone worked with renowned Italian and Hollywood directors including Sergio Leone on THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, Brian de Palma on THE UNTOUCHABLES, Quentin Tarantino on THE HATEFUL EIGHT and Gillo Pontecorvo on THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. ⁠ ⁠ Morricone travelled to Adelaide in 2012, conducting with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Festival.⁠ ⁠ Cinema will never sound the same again.⁠ ⁠ Image: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly⁠ ⁠
Thank you to everyone who answered the call and donated to the Festival. With your help, we hit our $20k target!⁠ ⁠ We are enormously grateful for the support and everyone who donated will be recognised on the AFF website. Your contributions help AFF have a greater impact in producing an exceptional film festival, showcasing the state of SA as a creative centre of independent filmmaking and sharing our stories with the rest of the world.⁠ ⁠ If your FOMO is kicking in, fear not - we do accept donations year-round so it's not too late to join Team AFF and contribute to help support AFF 2020!⁠ ⁠ #ADLFF⁠ #AFF⁠ #grateful #gratitude
An exciting, brand-new free online event for digital storytellers to check out this month - featuring award-winning interactive and multi-platform expert Christy Dena plus keynote, social networking and workshops. Check out www.storyhack.com.au for full details
WORK WITH US! AFF is looking for a gun Marketing Coordinator for immediate start through the 2020 Festival in October. Working with AFF’s Marketing Manager to implement the marketing strategy, the Marketing Coordinator is responsible for advertising, digital and online marketing, direct marketing, e-marketing and social media. We are looking for a talented and diligent marketing professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience assisting with strategic planning, management and execution of integrated multi-media marketing campaigns. Sound like you? Check out the iWorkforSA listing for full details. Applications close MONDAY 25/5 https://iworkfor.sa.gov.au/page.php?AdvertID=509714&source=23318#brs_jbcontent
Want to expand your home cinema viewing & support a valuable education initiative? The Sydney South African Film Festival is going online, screening nationwide from 16 to 26 May. Be entertained, touched and informed by a program of features & docs exploring the culture, history and politics of South Africa. All ticket proceeds go to supporting Education without Borders in programs that assist young South Africans in some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities. Visit www.ssaff.org.au for all the details
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