Filmmakers and Stars Descend Upon Adelaide

This festival we’re welcoming some of the top film industry talent to our city. Alongside the exceptional cinema taking to the screen, there’ll also be exclusive Q&As, networking events, and parties to enjoy with our special guests.

See who is making their way to our city for AFF 2023!

Kitty Green
The Royal Hotel / Australia

Director and Jury member Kitty Green will be presenting her film The Royal Hotel in person, along with giving insight into how she wrote the film in our Screen Conversations program.

Goran Stolevski
Housekeeping for Beginners / North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Kosovo

Director and Jury member Goran Stolevski will be holding an exclusive Q&A after the screening of Housekeeping for Beginners, along with discussing Queerness In Australian Cinema in our Screen Conversations program. 

Hugo Weaving
The Rooster / Australia

AFF Board member and star of The Rooster and The Royal Hotel will be at the festival to present his films, along with talking to Sandy George about his incredible career in our Screen Conversations program. 

Scott Hicks
THE MUSICAL MIND: a portrait in process & MY NAME’S BEN FOLDS i play piano / Australia

Join director Scott Hicks alongside Kerry Heysen-Hicks and Jett Heysen-Hicks on the red carpet for their films, plus hear Hicks speak to Stephen Russell as part of our Screen Conversations program. 

Mick Harvey & Ian White
Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party / Australia

Join The Birthday Party’s Mick Harvey and director Ian White for an exclusive Q&A after the screening of Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party.

David Bromley & Sean McDonald
Bromley: Light After Dark / Australia

Join artist David Bromley and director Sean McDonald for an exclusive Q&A after the screening of Bromley: Light After Dark.

David Helfgott
THE MUSICAL MIND a portrait in process / Australia

Piano virtuoso David Helfgott will be on the red carpet to celebrate the Australian Premiere of THE MUSICAL MIND a portrait in process.

Margaret Pomeranz AM

Industry great and AFF patron Margaret Pomeranz AM will be attending this year’s festival, interviewing the 2023 Don Dunstan Award winner Sally Riley.

Luke Rynderman & Adam Kamien
Speedway / Australia

Join the Speedway directors on the Red Carpet, along with talking to Stuart Richards about developing stories for the global markets as part if our Screen Conversations program.

Julia de Castro
On the Go / Spain

Join co-director and writer of On the Go Julia de Castro at the Australian Premiere at Palace Nova Eastend!

Sally Aitken
Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles / Australia

Join Sally Aitken, director of Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles, at AFF 2023!

Jennifer Aurora Ribero
Like & Share / Indonesia

Join star Jennifer Aurora Ribero for an exclusive Q&A after the screening of Like & Share.

Adriyanto Dewo
Galang / Indonesia

Director Adriyanto Waskito Dewo will be presenting Galang in person at AFF.

Theogracia Rumansara
Orpa / Indonesia

Join the director of Orpa Theogracia Rumansara for an exclusive Q&A after the screening.

Yuda Kurniawan
The Tone Wheels / Indonesia

Director Yuda Kurniawan will be holding an exclusive Q&A after the screening of The Tone Wheels.

See the full program here