September 7, 2017 |

Queen of the Next Frontier: Essay by Lynette Wallworth

LYNETTE WALLWORTH In 2008, the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) started talking to me about commissioning a new moving image work for the Festival, to be supported through the visionary AFF Investment Fund. I recall former Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick, telling me that this new commission would require Board approval, followed by approval from both the… More

October 4, 2015 |

Feathers, fur and fangs at ADLFF

Everyone loves animals. They’re pretty much the only reason the Internet exists. So to honour World Animal Day (Sun 4 Oct), we’ve whipped up a list of some of the ADLFF 2015 films that celebrate our feathered, furry and fanged friends. Lamb Beloved by audiences at Cannes, Karlovy Vary and New Zealand… More

October 2, 2015 |

Real Talk: Documentaries at ADLFF

Documentaries give voice of those who aren’t usually afforded volume. They can be raw and personal, objective and discreet, and sometimes straight-up hype machines (we’re looking at you, Michael Moore). Whatever the tone, factual films can educate, entertain and are guaranteed to start conversations. Our 2015 program is packed with almost 70 short and feature… More

September 4, 2015 |

An Intergalactic Mix Tape

This weekend marks the 38th anniversary of Voyager 1 leaving Earth on its interstellar expedition, with prize cargo the Golden Record on board. Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund film Sam Klemke’s Time Machine riffs on Voyager’s escapades, so we asked director Matthew Bate to whip up a mix tape in honour of everyone’s favourite space… More

August 12, 2015 |


This year’s most stylish comedy-drama is The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (How to Make an American Quilt). Based on the bestselling novel by Rosalie Ham, it’s a bittersweet film set in 1950s Australia, starring Kate Winslet as seamstress Tilly Dunnage. After working in Paris, Tilly returns to her hometown of Dungatar to right the… More

July 17, 2015 |

Friday Freebies

Like a low-pressure system sweeping in from the southeast, we’re gonna make it rain – movie tickets, that is. We’ve got a plethora of double-passes to give away, for the Scandinavian Film Festival, 13 Minutes, Mr. Holmes and Far From Men. The Scandinavian Film Festival – Wed 22 – Wed 29 July After the stunning… More

August 1, 2013 |

Five minutes with ‘Tender’ producer, Kath Shelper

From director Lynette Wallworth and producer Kath Shelper (Samson and Delilah), Tender tells the moving tale of how the residents of NSW town Port Kembla are taking life – and death – back into their own hands with their plans for community-based funerals. Ahead of the film’s world premiere at AFF this October, Kath took… More