Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival

The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival (CDOC) is an annual event showcasing a series of fascinating worlds populated by even more fascinating characters

Castlemaine [Vic] (Jul 17-19, 2020)

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The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors and staff for 2020 and beyond. From L to R, bottom row: Derek Guille, Leonie Van Eyk (Secretary), Alex Kelly, second row: Damien Kingsbury (Chair), Shirley Hardy-Rix, Claire Jager (Festival Director), top row: Scottie Connolly (General Manager), Kylie Pacoe (Deputy Chair), Jeni McMahon (Treasurer). Looking forward to an exciting festival and thought-provoking stand-alone documentaries.
What a fabulous weekend of thought-provoking films. Huge thanks to our wonderful audiences - we shared joy, laughter, admiration, love, tears, frustration and hope together. And plenty of DISCUSSion. Special thanks to our guest speakers, Bob Brown Foundation, Slater Jewell-Kemker Richard Flanagan, Wendy Lobwein, Christine Cummins,Patrick McLennan, Robyn Davidson, the Happy Sad Film contributors and director, Genevieve Bailey, Leila Gurruwiwi, Emmanuel Gras and Dr Dean Cocking. Huge thanks to the Castlemaine School Strike 4 Climate youth for showing passion and dedication to create a better future - and the opening night gala event team for creating the Green Carpet action. Big ups to the Theatre Royal Castlemaine - we love this special place and the beautiful team that work so closely with us to present this festival. Our volunteers - what can we say? Without you this just wouldn't happen! Kudos to the in-house tech team and our broadcast buddies Storyland - bringing it all together on the big screen and photographer extraordinaire Penny Ryan Photography for expertly capturing the moments. Elizabeth Geddes for creating our fresh, new branding and stunning program design. Our patrons and sponsors - you guys rock! Canada Down Under, Visit Victoria Corporate, The Mill Castlemaine, Coffee Basics - Das Kaffeehaus, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Nutrans Transport Nalderun, Jellis Craig Country, Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar, ASQ Skydancers - Garden Gift & Cafe. Our media supporters Midland Express Castlemaine Mail The Bendigo Advertiser WIN News Bendigo Hepburn Advocate ABC Central Victoria ABC Radio Australia MAINfm Our volunteer Board of Directors, who make sure we deliver the best possible program in the best possible way. The local community for embracing the festival. And, finally, MASSIVE thanks to the storytelling filmmakers and contributors. Without you doing what you do we wouldn't have the stories to share.
Plenty of conversations happening at the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival Hub. Local elder Aunty Julie and Leila Gurruwiwi in discussion after the screening of The Final Quarter.
Due to the release of our second screening of The Final Quarter (with bar service) today we've been caught short. Do you have a current RSA? Can you spare a few hours today (Sunday 21/7 from 12-3.30pm or 4-7.30pm) to be on hand at our Film Festival Hub in Mostyn Street to serve the occasional bevvie? Be part of our festival volunteer team. In exchange for your shift you can see one of today's films - see program at (obviously one which doesn't clash with your shift) Please PM details. TIA
Insert self here! TODAY is the final day of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival and you can still be a part of it. There are tickets available for a number of today's screenings. Available online until 1 hour before screening times or at the Festival Box Office at the Theatre Royal and Phee Broadway Theatre (for that session only.) 10.30am Babies (family friendly film / Crybaby session). 1.30pm The Final Quarter (venue: Phee Broadway Theatre) followed by broadcast discussion and Q&A with Leila Gurruwiwi of Marngrook Footy Show. 4.30pm Makala - followed by live video Q&A with Cannes Film Festival award-winning director, Emmanuel Gras. 7.30pm The Cleaners - followed by discussion and Q&A with Dr Dean Cocking, moral philosopher and author of Evil Online. Details at
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