Gala Events

Adelaide Film Festival’s 2023 Gala Events are your chance to get dressed up, mingle with the filmmakers and celebrate courageous cinema.

Opening Night Gala

Wednesday 18 October 6pm – late
The Piccadilly, Palace Nova Eastend & Hindley Street Music Hall

The Adelaide Film Festival Opening Night Gala is your chance to glam up and celebrate the art of film. Join filmmakers and film lovers from far and wide to kick off your festival experience with the premiere of The Royal Hotel, a fitting salute to the extraordinary films that are made here in South Australia.

Walk the red carpet and strike a pose before watching the film. Then, join director Kitty Green, Hugo Weaving and other filmmaker guests for more glamorous fun at the Gala Party at the exquisite Hindley Street Music Hall. 

Screens with Blame the Rabbit, directed by Elena Carapetis.

Discover the films and get your tickets here

Opening Weekend Gala

Friday 20 October 6pm – late
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

The Adelaide Film Festival Opening Weekend Gala is a big night for film aficionados and those seeking a unique experience. Walk the red carpet with the filmmakers at the much-anticipated unveiling of AFF Investment Fund Film Speedway ahead of partying the night away.

Get your tickets to the Speedway Opening Weekend Gala here

Closing Night Gala

Sunday 29 October 7pm – late
The Piccadilly

All good things come to a close and the Adelaide Film Festival Closing Night Gala is your last chance to don your red carpet best ahead of experiencing a highly anticipated AFF Investment Fund world premiere. Join Oscar nominated director Scott Hicks and other special guests for MY NAME’S BEN FOLDS i play piano presented in partnership with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Get your tickets to the Closing Night Gala here