January 23, 2019 |

2019 Oscar Nominees Announced

The Oscar nominees are announced once again and WOW! We are ecstatic to see so many ADL Film Fest 2018 selections in the running. Here is the list: Roma– AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ADLFF 2018 Best Picture Actress in Supporting Role Foreign Language Film Original Screenplay Actress in Leading Role Director Production Design Cinematography Sound Editing Sound Mixing… More

January 17, 2019 |

Introducing our new CEO/Creative Director, Mat Kesting!

New chief executive for the Adelaide Film Festival Experienced film festival curator Mathew Kesting has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Creative Director of the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF). Mr Kesting who has extensive experience with almost 20 years in the Australia film industry, including AFF Programs Manager since 2015, won the position… More

December 13, 2018 |

ADL Film Fest welcomes new board member Anton Andreacchio

We’re pleased to announce that Anton Andreacchio, managing director of Australia’s leading virtual reality company Jumpgate VR, will be joining the Adelaide Film Festival board. Anton’s involvement with both the Adelaide Film Festival and Hybrid World Adelaide runs deep, with Jumpgate VR sponsoring and supporting the Adelaide Film Festival since 2015, as well as being… More

October 25, 2018 |

‘Hotel Mumbai’ Wins Best Film In The Rising Sun Pictures Audience Awards At ADLFF!

Best Doc: She Who Must Be Loved & Best Short: The Art of the Game Three Adelaide Film Festival FUND projects have picked up top prize in the Rising Sun Pictures Audience Awards at the 2018 ADL Film Fest. Best Film, 2018 ADL Film Fest: Hotel Mumbai Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing story of those… More

October 20, 2018 |

Extra Screenings Announced! The Nightingale, I Am Mother, ROMA & More

On the heels of our Competition Awards being announced last night and 69 sold-out screenings so far – including ADLFF Fund films Hotel Mumbai, The Nightingale, I Am Mother, She Who Must Be Loved and Art on Screen plus other sold-out highlights including the Australian Premieres of Beautiful Boy, Emu Runner, Free Solo, the world premiere of Love in the Time of Antidepressants,… More

October 20, 2018 |

A Look At The Impressive Cast Of ‘The Nightingale’

Fresh from its World Premiere at Venice Film Festival (where it picked up the Special Jury Prize and Baykali Ganambarr won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor), Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale arrives in Adelaide for its Australian Premiere on Saturday 13 October. Early reviews for the feature have described the film as a “black Irish feminist… More

October 20, 2018 |

Meet ‘I Am Mother’ Star Clara Rugaard

Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother is coming to Adelaide Film Festival in October, and we couldn’t be more excited. The science-fiction thriller follows a teenage girl (played by Clara Rugaard) who is raised underground by a robot called “Mother” with the purpose of repopulating the planet after an extinction-level event. But the arrival of a… More

October 19, 2018 |

“This idea that a biography can be objective is, I think, completely false.” Thomas M. Wright Talks ‘Acute Misfortune’

Thomas M. Wright “I didn’t want to make a film that existed in this traditional mould of dark Australian cinema: where it’s really grainy, low-lit, the colours are really muted, and there’s these electric guitars grinding away in the background. It’s like you take the audience and shove their head underwater for an hour and a… More

October 16, 2018 |

$50,000 In Prizes Awarded At Adelaide Film Festival Ceremony

Kamila Andini’s magical Bali-set feature fiction film The Seen and Unseen, feature documentary from Christmas Island Island of the Hungry Ghosts and Australian real time interactive VR The Unknown Patient are the big winners of the ADL Film Fest competitions in 2018, in what is a very strong showing for Australia in the international competitions. Together… More

October 15, 2018 |

Five Of Benjamin Law’s Best Tweets This Year

Benjamin Law is one of Australia’s funniest and unique comedians. In addition to his incredible stand-up comedy, Law has written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond. And, since January of 2016, Law has worked on SBS’ adaptation of his 2010 book of the same name, The Family Law. While Law’s writing and stand-up are… More