February 19, 2018 |

Adelaide Film Festival Announces Dates 10-21 October 2018 | Open For Submission Of Screen Works

The Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) is now inviting Australian and international submissions for features, shorts and VR works – drama, documentary, hybrid, experimental and animation – for consideration for the 2018 ADL Film Fest program, to be presented October 10 – 21. Festival Director Amanda Duthie and Programs Manager Mat Kesting are seeking… More

January 17, 2018 |

Adelaide Film Festival Announces Photographer Robert McFarlane as 2017 Jim Bettison & Helen James Award Recipient

The ADLFF  today announced leading Australian social documentary and arts photographer, Robert McFarlane as the recipient of the 2017 Jim Bettison and Helen James Award. The prestigious award, now in its third year, recognises individual Australians who have contributed exemplary and inspiring lifelong work of high achievement in their area of expertise, with benefit to… More

October 13, 2017 |

I Am Not a Witch, Taste of Cement Win Major Awards at 2017 ADL Film Fest

The International Juries of the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) today announced I Am Not A Witch (France, United Kingdom) and documentary Taste of Cement (Germany, Syria Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates), as major competition prize winners for 2017, joining the previously announced winner of the inaugural AFTRS International VR Award, Michelle and Uri… More

May 4, 2017 |

ABC TV to premiere David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema in June

ABC TV’s more comprehensive three part series David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema, will premiere on ABC-TV over three nights in June – Tuesday 6th, 13th and 20th June at 8.30pm. Revered critic David Stratton tells the glorious story of Australian cinema, focusing in on the films that capture the nation’s true nature with such… More

April 7, 2017 |

ADL Film Fest Announces 2018 Festival And $1M Fund Opens

The biennial Adelaide Film Festival today announced that a full Festival, including a funding round of $1m for the ADL Film Fest Fund, will run again in October 2018. Following the Festival’s 2017 screen celebration, themed Vive Le Punk, the 2018 Festival is a major boost to the South Australian screen industry.  The funding round,… More

October 9, 2016 |

We talk to Ali’s Wedding star + writer Osamah Sami

Ali’s Wedding takes cues from your own experiences. What’s it like to control that narrative? What are the perks and challenges? The biggest blessing in telling stories from my own experiences was having an insider’s perspective into the Muslim world. I’ve been lucky to see the world from different cultural lenses (growing up in war-torn Iran… More

May 2, 2016 |

HIVE FUND #3 Recipients Announced

Adelaide: Acclaimed Australian artists Matthew Sleeth, Emma Magenta and Bruce Gladwin are set to collaborate with screen creatives Maggie Miles, Robert Connolly, Andrew Bovell, Julie Eckersley and Ester Harding on three exciting, bold new projects announced to receive funding in the third and final round of the successful HIVE FUND initiative. An Adelaide Film Festival… More

September 3, 2015 |

Can you help make ADL Film Fest even better?

Adelaide Film Festival 2015 is fast approaching and we want your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. So we’ve appointed the independent market research company Square Holes to gather some intel for us. Initially they’ll conduct a focus group with those who attended ADL Film Fest in 2013. The focus group will be conducted at Square Holes… More

August 12, 2015 |

Bad Boy Bubby in Binaural Sound

Cinefreaks and audiophiles, lend us your ears (and eyes). We’ve got a world-first screening of the controversial classic Bad Boy Bubby for you, as you’ve never heard it before: in binaural sound. Don a special audio headset and you’ll literally be plugged into the lead character’s experience. As the name suggests, binaural sound is recorded… More

May 11, 2015 |


Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department is pleased to announce the first call out for the Indigenous Feature Documentary Initiative. In partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival, KOJO and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) this initiative is the first of its kind. Established Indigenous filmmakers, with a production-ready project, will have the chance to make… More