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Bloodshot Heart

Bloodshot Heart is a journey into obsession, memory and delusion. In a world where the difference between reality and fantasy can be hard to discern, Hans, a middle-aged driving instructor, attempts to shake off the manipulative grasp of his Italian mother and pursue a younger woman, Matilda, a musician renting a room in their apartment. As jealousy and infatuation […]

Ashburn Waters

When Brett agreed to join his friends on a high school reunion camping trip, he thought the height of his worries would be dealing with his ex-girlfriend and her new flame. But little did he know that the campground, Ashburn Waters, had been closed due to unexplained murders and now his friends are falling victim […]

Summer In The Forest

SUMMER IN THE FOREST is a moving documentary of an extraordinary man—Jean Vanier—and of L’Arche, the international organization of which he is the founder.  Jean Vanier single-handedly revolutionised the way in which people with an intellectual disability are seen and cared for, by the simple act of inviting them out of institutions and into his […]

The Butterfly Tree

The Butterfly Tree will be available for Fan Force screenings upon it’s release on 23rd of November!  Evelyn, a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son, Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, old wounds are reopened over […]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

David Lynch’s prequel to his cult television series Twin Peaks concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honors student at the […]

Courted

Known as the “two-figure” judge and feared President of the Assize Court, Michel Racine rules his courtroom with an iron fist. Racine is as hard on himself as he is on others and his minimal sentences always seem to exceed ten years. With few colleagues or outside acquaintances to call friends, Racine’s life in and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do It Ourselves Culture

Activism, music, art and community motivation merge from time to time to present moments of absolute social cohesion and this can change the world. From the fervid mind of one of Sydney’s most prolific activist/artists, Peter Strong, Do it Ourselves Culture is a documentary film project that charts Sydney’s colourful protest and party scene, from […]

Gameloading

GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is a feature documentary exploring the world of indie game developers – their craft, their games, their dreams, and how they have forever changed the landscape of games culture. Disrupting the big-budget industry, indie games have altered the art form through their innovative, varied and personal games. Small teams of […]

Gonzo

Gonzo: Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo is directed by Alex Gibney, the Academy Award nominated director of ‘Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room’ and the director of the Academy Award winning documentary, ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’. While Gibney shaped the screen story, every narrated word in the film springs from the typewriters of Thompson himself. Those words are given […]

Exit Through the Gift Shop

“A film about a man who tried to make a film about me” is how renowned British graffiti artist Banksy describes this feature. Banksy is used to fiercely guarding his identity to avoid prosecution, so it was perhaps no surprise when he refused to be filmed by an eccentric French shop owner named Thierry Guetta. […]

Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders’ modern-day classic follows Harry Dean Stanton as Travis, a man who has removed himself from his family and society, silently wandering the deserts of the southern United States. Missing for years and presumed dead, Travis is drawn back into society by his brother Walt (Dean Stockwell) after collapsing at a petrol station. Reuniting […]

Fading Gigolo

The sophisticated adult comedy Fading Gigolo tells the story of a New York City book store owner (Woody Allen) who manages to convince his friend (John Turturro) that there is a fortune to be made by becoming a professional gigolo. Hilarity ensues as the two friends struggle in their new careers. A whip-smart comedy written, […]

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings, ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris, Sister) […]