Adelaide Film Festival is proud to present a series of exclusive director and producer talks during this year’s program. Join Sandy George, a journalist with extensive experience covering the Australian film industry, for three film talks on the closing weekend of AFF 2022.

Entry is free, registrations a must to secure your seat. Book your ticket via the links below.

Moderator, Sandy George.

Up Up and Away
How to get your first feature up, up and away. Directors discuss grappling with the feature-length form for the first time – under the watchful gaze of their producers.

  • The Last Daughter – Directors Brenda Matthews and Nathaniel Schmidt, producers Brendon Skinner and Simon Williams.
  • Monolith – Director Matt Vesely, Producer Bettina Hamilton and writer Lucy Campbell.

Also joining the panel will be Jonah Booth-Remmers, who was the production designer on AFFIF productions Monolith and Carnifex.

4pm, Friday 28 October, 2022
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The Horror, The Horror
In conversation with:

  • Carnifex director Sean Lahiff and producers Gena Helen Ashwell and Helen Leake (dancing road productions). Helen Leake is also on the board of Screen Australia.
  • Talk to Me directors and stars of the RackaRacka YouTube channel, Danny and Michael Philippou, and producer Samantha Jennings (Causeway Films), who also produced Cargo.
  • AFTRS Alumni and Lecturer Adam Daniel, who is a researcher, filmmaker and writer. His publications include the book:  Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms

5pm, Friday 28 October, 2022
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In Conversation with Rolf de Heer and Julie Byrne
Who could turn down a conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Rolf de Heer? Join Sandy George as she chats with Rolf about his latest work that is premiering at AFF – The Survival of Kindness.
His films have won the Audience Award at AFF (Charlie’s Country), the AACTA Award for best documentary (My Name is Gulpilil), two AFI Awards (Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby), the jury prize Un Certain Regard at Cannes (Ten Canoes), and best feature (The Tracker) at the IF Awards.

Julie Byrne’s work includes line-producing on films such as The Babadook, Charlie’s Country, and Escape from Pretoria, as well as producing Touch, and The Dead Speak Back. She is also a co-producer for Gold, starring Zac Efron. Julie has also worked with Talk to Me directors Danny and Michael Philippou, producing content for their RackaRacka YouTube channel, with an audience in the hundreds of millions.

5pm, Saturday 29 October, 2022
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2022 AFF Forums are presented by the Australian Film And Radio School.

Tutti: A Vision for Change
Pat Rix: 2022 Bettison & James Award recipient

Join Pat Rix for an in-depth interview about her lifetime journey building an artistic community based on trust and respect. Despite the much-lauded introduction of the NDIS, the disability sector remains one of entrenched inequality and resistance to change. In 1997 Pat began a small choir which grew to become one of Australia’s most beloved and progressive multi arts organisations. A respected artistic director with significant experience creating collaborative community and mainstage productions in Australia, the US and South East Asia, Pat has worked for over thirty years with people from diverse backgrounds and organisations to build inclusive, respectful relationships across social, geographical and cultural divides. As an artist, her belief is that in order to have a voice, people need a place to speak from. Such a place must be a force for social change and allow new spaces for thinking and knowing to emerge. Pat’s unshakeable belief led to the development of a unique organisation where artists make amazing work across all art forms, celebrating the power of disability culture and complexity of human life.

10.45am, Saturday 29 October
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

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The Tarkine in peril: Adelaide’s nearest great rainforest.
Dr Bob Brown: 2021 Bettison & James Award recipient

Join Bob Brown for a personal conversation about natural beauty and the front line.It is hard to fathom that in 2022 old-growth forests are still under anthropogenic attack, especially in Australia. In this presentation the 2021 Bettison & James Award recipient and former Federal Greens Senator Dr Bob Brown, offers insights into the majesty of the Tarkine, sharing his first hand encounters of front line resistance and why action to protect Adelaide’s nearest great rainforest is urgently required.Since 1996, Bob has continued to take a courageous, and often politically lonely, stand on issues across the national and international spectrum. When Bob left the Senate in 2012, he founded the Bob Brown Foundation to continue a lifetime of campaigning to protect the natural world.

11.15am, Sunday 30 October
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
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