Curate Your Own Festival –
bringing mini-international film festivals to country towns

Unique in Australia, Curate Your Own Festival (CYOF) builds screen culture in regional towns by developing local curatorial skills.  Every festival, AFF invites four regional community and emerging curators to spend four days at the festival to select four films to take back to their town.

CYOF also develops local audiences and supports regional cinemas. It’s expected that local curators select films that speak to their community while giving local audiences and regional cinema’s access to a broader range of product.

The next Curate Your Own Festivals are:

Port Lincoln  – Friday 22 – Sunday 24 January 2021 at the Lincoln Cinema.

The mini-festival comprises:

  • Fri 22 Jan 6.00 pm – environmental documentary The Wild Things with short Caring for Ngarrindjeri Sea Country and Caring for Meintangk Country by former Port Lincoln resident, Benno Thiel
  • Sat 23 Jan 2.00pm – the coming-of-age Brooklyn comedy, Shiva Baby plus Q&A with producer Kieran Altmann.
  • Sat 23 Jan 8.30pm – moving dramedy Another Round starring Mads Mikkelsen,  Join us for pre-screening shots.
  • Sun 24 Jan 2.00pm – highly watchable comedy The Perfect Candidate. Join us for pre-screening nibbles and drinks.

Bookings to each session can be made by clicking on the film title.

Coming later in 2021:

Goolwa/Victor Harbour in partnership with the Southern Fleurieu Film Society. Dates TBA

Previous 2020 CYOF events:

CYOF curators for 2020:

  • Kellie Grace
  • Robbie Greenwell
  • Michal Hughes
  • Isaac Lindsay
  • Mike Tye
  • Anna Vanderhart

CYOF Partners for 2020:

  • Southern Fleurieu Film Society
  • Lincoln Cinema
  • Raukkan and The Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • Middleback Arts Centre
  • Country Arts SA

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program.

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