Twelve days of bold, inspiring and entertaining stories from Australia and the world. 

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) celebrates and explores Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums, special events and engagement opportunities. One of the boldest and most innovative in the country, AFF is renowned internationally as a platform for exciting new Australian talent, ranking in Variety’s list of “50 Unmissable Film Festivals”. Originally presented biennially in March, since 2013 AFF has been held in October.

Adelaide Film Festival grows each year, with an audience exceeding 64,000 people in 2018. In the same year, AFF achieved an economic impact to the state of $26.5M across the event and Investment Fund productions. Of the 147 films that screened, 23 were world premieres and 32 were Australian premieres. The Australian-oriented program included an amazing 29 projects were from South Australia.

AFF proudly celebrates excellence in screen storytelling by presenting a number of prestigious Jury and Audience Awards at each festival edition. 

Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFFIF) – a cornerstone of the AFF 

By providing equity investment in Australian screen production AFFIF has helped redefine the industry role of film festivals in Australia. A rarity worldwide and the first fund of its type in the country, AFFIF has supported bold, visionary and important Australian screen stories come to life and reach audiences around the world.

Adelaide is the jewel of Australian film festivals. It has a laid-back laconic nature that invites the individual in. Adelaide is about quality, not quantity or fulfilling a quota. It has a charm and nature that is uniquely South Australian. It is about stories, sharing stories and friendship. 
– Wayne Blair, Director – The Sapphires