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 regional community and emerging curators to spend four days at the festival to select four 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 cinema’s access to a broader range of product.

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Curate Your Own Festival in 2020

CYOF curators for 2020 were:

  • Kellie Grace
  • Robbie Greenwell
  • Michal Hughes
  • Isaac Lindsay
  • Mike Tye
  • Anna Vanderhart

CYOF Partners in 2020:

  • Southern Fleurieu Film Society
  • Lincoln Cinema
  • Raukkan and The Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • Middleback Arts Centre
  • Country Arts SA

This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program.

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