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

Castlemaine [Vic] (July 2020)

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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 MAINfmOur 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
This man. Captivating. VERY special event screening of Life After Death with Richard Flanagan speaking so openly and genuinely at the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival.Sponsored by The Mill Castlemaine.
Plenty of smiling faces at day 1 of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival. And we're doing it all again today and tomorrow.Tickets still available online or at the door for:10.30am Happy Sad Man.
Screening followed by director, Genevieve Bailey and panel discussion in venue.1.30pm On Her Shoulders.
Screening followed by discussion with Wendy Lobwein,  war crimes witness.7.30pm Le Grand Bal
Screening followed by our own Grand Bal. Stay on and dance to the Goldfields Dance Band,  featuring Liz Frencham and Wendy Rowlands.
The all too often unsung heroes - the engine room of the festival. We're feeling the love for the Storyland tech team that worked so hard to bring together the simultaneous broadcast of our fantastic opening night event, Youth Unstoppable.
Photo credit: Penny Ryan Photography
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