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The Weather Diaries

The Weather Diaries is a feature documentary made by a mother concerned about the future for her daughter; a musician emerging in the shadow of the twin threats of climate change and mass extinction. The film reaches its climax in 2020, as temperatures rise, bushfires rage, and the flying foxes that usually soar over Sydney […]

Love and Mercy: Faustina

Rent the film on FanForce TV (only available in select countries) “Love and Mercy: Faustina”, a docudrama on Divine Mercy and the mission of Sr. Faustina Kowalska, reveals previously unknown facts and recently disclosed documents that shed new light on the truth of the Divine Mercy message. As many know, the Divine Mercy is a devotion […]

Ailo’s Journey

Narrated by Golden Globe winner, Donald Sutherland, this is the incredible story of Ailo, the little reindeer. This uplifting tale follows the journey of baby Ailo as he navigates his first year of life in the snowy landscapes of a picturesque Lapland. Frail and vulnerable, Ailo must learn to walk, run, leap and hide to […]

Brabham

Directed by Ákos Armont and co-written by Armont and Tony Davis, BRABHAM digs deep into the making of a racing legend. Taking on the giants of Ferrari, Lotus and Maserati, Jack secured his legacy by becoming the only driver to win a Formula One championship in a vehicle of his own creation. BRABHAM looks at […]

Turbines

When immigrants Attila and Jana resettle in a rural Australian town as part of a government policy to populate isolated areas, they consider themselves lucky. Although they must work on a wind farm in the middle of nowhere, they have each other, and soon, a family. Problems with narrow-minded locals, the isolation, backbreaking labor and […]

Camino Skies

Independently shot over 42 days, the film follows the journey of six strangers as they embark on the historic ‘Camino de Santiago’ – an historic 800km pilgrimage that starts in France and works its way through Spain before arriving in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Each of the characters have their own reasons for […]

The Portal

A documentary and book with a global vision to shift humanity out of a state of crisis. Once in a while a film comes along and speaks to the need of the time. The Portal follows six real life stories that all overcome trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD using a simple yet powerful technique. In […]

The Australian Dream

From shy country kid to two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year, 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 […]

No Reason For Disease

Today’s world is so different to the world our parents and grandparents lived in. They didn’t have the problems we’re facing today and to survive we have to make ourselves aware of what is driving the ever increasing illness and disease all around us. Why is there so much disease, why is it that everyone […]

The Candidate

The Candidate is a feature length observational documentary by Helen Gaynor. It follows Greens candidate Alex Bhathal over the final three weeks of her campaign to win a seat in the Australian federal parliament in 2018. In this, her sixth attempt in fifteen years, and with a 1% margin between her and victory, she and […]

Older Than Ireland

Directed by Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), OLDER THAN IRELAND is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth […]

Being With Animals

Is animal communication possible? The filmmaker Salome Pitschen explores the world of communication between animals and humans in an attempt to answer this question. She wants to understand her excited dog Bina. On an international journey that leads her from Switzerland to England and to the USA, she discovers what it means to communicate with […]

I Am A Girl

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet. As each […]

Strange Tenants: Ska’d For Life

Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands.  36 years later they’re still around and still political. Available for FanForce screenings now!

Suicide – The Ripple Effect

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has […]

For The Love Of God

For The Love of God confronts the worst that Christians have done and traces the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence back to the influence of Jesus. This is not the history we think we know. Join us as we weigh up the good, the bad, the ugly – and […]

Living Space

A romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when Brad and Ashley’s car breaks down in the German countryside. Forced to take refuge in an isolated farmhouse they thought to be abandoned, the couple quickly learn that the house holds a dark past. Thrust into a supernatural nightmare, the pair must battle malevolent forces lead by […]

Raja Abroadiya

The Film is the story of Raja , a rich indian village boy, who goes to Germany to fulfill his Dream of becoming “Abroadiya” TAKING BOOKINGS NOW  

PARESHAAN PARINDA

Two complete strangers, a young man and a young girl wake up in bed together. Neither of them can remember the previous night’s events and cannot recollect how they got there in the first place. Neel an average middle-class IT professional with a steady girlfriend finds himself involved with Mini who isn’t your average young […]

PIPE DREAMS – FRACTURED LIVES

What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash? Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to […]

We Don’t Need A Map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t […]

Crushed

CRUSHED is the story of a young woman who returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in an accident on the winery. But when his death is ruled a murder and her mother becomes the prime suspect she must uncover the truth. Crushed was filmed on location over the summer of 2013/2014 in […]

Borg vs McEnroe

Borg/McEnroe is a film about one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe and their legendary duel during the 1980’s Wimbledon tournament. It’s a story about two men who changed the face of tennis and who became legends and the price they had to pay. […]

Sherpa

The world of mountain climbing might be the last bastion of old-school colonialism. While wealthy foreigners pay up to $70,000 to professional tour guides willing to take them to the top of Everest, the men and women who do the real work – largely drawn from the local Sherpa population – are paid a pittance. […]

RETURN TO BOSNIA

How could your neighbours turn into killers? Twenty-five years after fleeing a brutal civil war in Bosnia, Damir Mitric returns to uncover the pain and trauma that still divides his homeland. Now a historian living in Australia, Mitric returns to Bosnia, reuniting with family and friends, and meeting those working to rebuild a nation borne of […]

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE is a celebration of the remarkable spirits of four African women survivors of sexual abuse, and the triumph of their improbable theatre troupe. Four women fled from different parts of Africa to Australia in order to escape violence and abuse. They find a safe haven in Australia, but still […]

Sugar Mountain

Deep in debt to a local thug (Jason Momoa), Miles persuades his girlfriend Lauren and brother Liam to help fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness. While the town works together to find Miles, the local sheriff (Cary Elwes) begins to suspect foul play. As he closes in on the truth, Liam struggles to conceal […]

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

The Dragon Pearl

Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they’re right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon.

LIFE IN A WALK

Yogi Roth realized that he had never dealt with the emotions stemming from his father’s battle with prostate cancer. In a single moment, Yogi decided that he never wanted to say, “I wish I’d spent more time with my dad.” 
He immediately flew home and invited his father on a journey that would change both […]

Feeling Lucky

TAKING BOOKINGS NOW. IN CINEMAS ACROSS AUSTRALIA & NZ FROM OCTOBER Seven days earlier in a bikini pageant three best friends Nick, Josh and Harry were reflecting on their present lives. Their lives take a “U turn” when Nick gets a call from Fiji, its their fourth best friend Raj. To their surprise Raj who is a compulsive […]

Embedded

Stephen Sewell’s erotic political thriller sees a war correspondent meet an alluring, enigmatic woman at a cocktail party, before a dangerous power play engulfs the two. Playwright and screenwriter Sewell (who scripted The Boys – the restored version is screening at SFF this year) is no stranger to cagey, dark characters, and this is certainly […]

ChemSex

In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, “Chemsex” is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, “Chemsex” tells the story of several men struggling to make it out of ‘the scene’ alive – and one health […]

Stranded

STRANDED is the story of Brisbane and a group of four suburban boys who would unwittingly play a part in changing the world’s musical landscape forever – The Saints. Almost simultaneously and independently of each other, the Ramones were thrashing away in New York, the Sex Pistols were enraging the establishment in London and in of […]

The Idol

A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad Assaf,  dreams of one day singing in the Cairo Opera House with his sister and best friend, Farrah. One day, Farrah collapses and is rushed to the hospital where it is discovered that she needs a kidney transplant. Farrah leaves Mohammad with a dying wish that someday, he will […]

The Island Of Dr Moron

Edwyna and Douggie are shipwrecked on a mysterious South Sea island.They are captured by a crazy tribe of Rastafarian voodoo natives who are led by the larger-than-life, Voodoo Valma.They are drugged with Jungle Fever juice, almost cooked in the sacrificial cauldron and then auctioned off by Rubber Gloves, the whip-cracking, leather-squelching Slave market Junkie. Doctor […]

The Weatherman’s Umbrella

Family, When the Weatherman puts on his boots it gets frosty, when he puts on his scarf it gets windy, and when he puts on his hat it gets warm. The problem is, the Weatherman’s lost his umbrella. Without an umbrella, there will be no more rain. Young Sarah is dropped off at her great […]

Spotlight

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of a team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team delves into abuse allegations against the Catholic Church, they uncover a shocking scandal involving the highest levels of […]

Observance

In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he […]

UNBRANDED

Four young cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip becomes an epic journey of self-discovery, testing friendships, and iconic landscapes that includes runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, […]

Au hasard balthazar

This thoughtful and unique French film reveals the surprisingly deep connection between Marie (Anne Wiazemsky), a sensitive farm girl, and her cherished donkey, Balthazar. Though Marie and Balthazar are eventually separated when she gets older, the tale follows both the young woman and the donkey as they contend with the hardships of the world. Although […]

Dick’s Clinic

After his psychologist has a mental breakdown, Richard ‘Dick’ Warner feels cheated. And decides if his shrink’s crazy enough to land in the nut house, then he’s sane enough to counsel other people. So he opens his own therapy practice out of his garage. In rival response to his new career move, Dick’s best friend […]

Freeheld

Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her […]

Call Me Dad

Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men struggle to maintain intimate relationships without resorting to abuse, physical or otherwise. We […]

The Program

From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) comes the incredible true story about the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history, Lance Armstrong. When Lance Armstrong fought back from life-threatening cancer to win the 1999 Tour de France, it seemed almost too good to […]

How To Change The World

In 1971 a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD is an intimate portrait about the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement. Idealism vs. pragmatism, […]

The Road Within

When Tourette’s sufferer Vincent is admitted into a care home for the mentally unstable, he meets fellow social outcasts Alex, who has OCD, and Marie, suffering anorexia. Together they manage a daring escape and embark on an epic road trip. The unlikely trio enjoys one crazy adventure after another and finds friendship and happiness through […]

Ambrosia

India travels back to her childhood home ‘Ambrosia’ to spend time with her brother, boyfriend and long time childhood friend. It’s a place of comfort and memories that she hopes will calm her anxious mind and ease the pain from a traumatic childhood accident. But it is through the tranquil surrounds of Ambrosia a new face […]

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face.  Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of Milton Friedman’s school of thought in Reagan’s leadership and Thatcher’s UK, the film explores how […]

Blood On The Coal

This remarkable award winning film traces the history of Australia’s Queensland coal miners and their Union from the darkest days of the 19th century to the daunting industrial, safety and community challenges driven by giant global corporations today.  It is a story of struggle and survival, of courage and determination, of tragedy and triumph and […]

Earth

As co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the nature documentary Earth represents an edited-down version of the 12-hour small-screen miniseries Planet Earth, reslated for cinematic release. The program provides a sweeping 99-minute tour of our home planet’s biosphere — spanning every level of gaze, from the epic (crystal-clear shots of the Earth hovering in […]

Death at a Funeral

A dignified send-off for a loved one erupts into uproarious chaos when a myriad of outrageous calamities befall the eccentric grief stricken mourners. The death of Daniel (Matthew Macfadyen) and Robert’s (Rupert Graves) father brings their entire dysfunctional family together to mourn his passing. When a man shows up at the funeral threatening to reveal […]

Cuban Fury

Beneath Bruce Garrett’s under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.

Crash

This compelling urban thriller tracks the volatile intersection of a multiethnic cast of characters struggling to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, during the next 36 hours, they will all collide

Color Me Kubrick

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Chef

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Charlie’s Country

Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community […]

Bulletproof Monk

For many years a mysterious monk with no name (Chow Yun-Fat) has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll – the Scroll of the Ultimate – which holds the key to unlimited power. Now the monk must find a protégé to become the scroll’s next guardian. Kar (William Scott) is an unlikely candidate, a […]

Black Balloon

Two high-school friends fall in love, thanks to the help of their friends. As their relationship progresses further and further, they leave their best friends in the dust. Eventually, tensions about sex, their lives, and their future together rise and they are forced to make a heart-wrenching decision.

Amelie

Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) lives in Paris, and in a world of her own. Introverted, but with a very extroverted imagination, Amelie is obsessed with the small pleasures of life and believes she can twist the fate of others by affecting the slightest changes in their environment. So she sets out to give the lonely […]

Alphaville

In Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard fuses a hardboiled detective story with science fiction. Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine), a hero Godard borrowed from a series of French adventure films, comes to Alphaville, the capital of a totalitarian state, in order to destroy its leader, an almost-human computer called Alpha 60. While on his mission, Lemmy meets and […]

The Dark Horse

Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion – Genesis Potini (Gen). The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and […]

Wadjda

To shoot a film in a country where cinema itself is banned is an achievement for any director. When that filmmaker also happens to be a woman, in a country where it is illegal for women to drive or vote, makes Haifaa Al Mansour’s debut feature Wadjda all the more impressive. Most remarkably of all, […]

Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always […]

My Mistress

My Mistress

For some people the line between pleasure and pain is too fine to ever be crossed. AFI Award-winning actor Harrison Gilbertson (Tim Winton’s The Turning, Beneath Hill 60) stars alongside acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Béart (Mission: Impossible, 8 Women) in this unconventional and provocative love story in which an infatuation between the vulnerable teenage romantic […]