Curate Your Own Festival: bringing mini-international film festivals to country towns.

Unique in Australia, Curate Your Own Festival (CYOF) builds screen culture in regional towns by developing local curatorial skills.  Every Festival, AFF invites four emerging regional curators to spend four days at the Festival to select films to take back to their town.

CYOF also develops local audiences and supports regional cinemas. It’s expected that local curators select films that speak to their community while giving local audiences and regional cinemas access to a broader range of product.

In 2022, Curate Your Own Festival will be visiting the following regional South Australian towns and areas:

Murray Bridge @ the Cameo Cinema, 18 – 19 November 2022

Triangle of Sadness
Hidden Letters
The Banshees of Inisherin
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Victor Harbor @ Victa Cinema, 25 – 27 November 2022

Triangle of Sadness
Watandar, My Countryman (featuring a filmmaker Q&A)
The Banshees of Inisherin
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Port Lincoln @ Lincoln Cinema, 2 – 4 December 2022

The Last Daughter (featuring a filmmaker Q&A)
The Banshees of Inisherin
Made in SA: Short Film Showcase (featuring a filmmaker Q&A)
The Blue Caftan
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Blyth @ the Blyth Cinema, 20 – 22 January 2023

My Old School
Sweet As
Hidden Letters

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Applications to be part of the 2022 edition of Curate Your Own Festival are now closed. For future editions, information about CYOF is as follows:

What AFF provides to successful curatorial applicants:

  • Four days attendance at that year’s Festival in Adelaide
  • Festival tickets, travel, accommodation and a modest per diem
  • Curatorial mentoring and advice
  • Assistance to deliver screenings in your town
  • Social media support and online marketing assistance

This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program, and the University of South Australia.

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