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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.


Moderator, Sandy George.

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.

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.

In Conversation with Rolf de Heer
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.

Documentary Theatre
A special talk with Ukrainian director of The Hamlet Syndrome. Further details are available by following this link.

Further information, including locations, times, and price, will be updated when further information becomes available. Check back regularly for more information.

Presented by the Australian Film And Radio School.