April 7, 2017 |


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

February 17, 2017 |

Adelaide Film Festival Announces Dates: 5-15 October 2017

Adelaide Film Festival is now inviting submissions for features and shorts – drama, documentary, hybrid, experimental and animation – for consideration for the 2017 ADL Film Fest program, to be presented October 5-15. Artistic Director Amanda Duthie and Program Manager Mat Kesting are seeking bold and daring works that push the boundaries of the art of cinema,… More

November 16, 2016 |

Adelaide Film Festival Celebrates Roguish Success, Launches 2017 Festival Theme and Creative Campaign – Vive Le Punk!

Fresh from the successes of a Rogue October packed with ADL Film Fest Fund Premieres and events, the Adelaide Film Festival launches straight into the future, unveiling the creative campaign for the 2017 festival – VIVE LE PUNK! ADL Film Fest 2017 is set to celebrate the punk movement’s 40th birthday, featuring people who embody… More

October 19, 2016 |

Adelaide Film Festival Goes Rogue announces guests, closing night film

The Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest), counting down to the Oct 27 – 30 AFF GOES ROGUE 2016 event, today announced its official Rogues Gallery, a lively line-up of guests set to add some serious spark to Australian cinema in 2016. Also announced is the Closing Night screening, which sees some of the world’s… 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

September 25, 2016 |

Adelaide Film Festival Goes Rogue

Rogue: “ something that is out of ordinary, or against the rules.” Continuing its reputation as Australia’s most dynamic screen event, usually held every two years, the Adelaide Film Festival GOES ROGUE this October to offer up audiences a fresh mini-festival, until the Adelaide Film Festival returns, full throttle, in October 2017. Premiering works commissioned… More

September 22, 2016 |

ADL Film Fest Announces 2016 Jim Bettison & Helen James Award Recipients

– 2016 JIM BETTISON & HELEN JAMES AWARD RECIPIENTS – inaugural recipient Oration to be delivered at the 2016 ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS – $150 000 AWARDED IN FIRST TWO YEARS The Adelaide Film Festival today announced the recipients of the annual Jim Bettison and Helen James Award, with not one but two recipients announced… More

August 19, 2016 |

Female Producer and Director Team Receive $738,000 to Make Landmark Documentary About Child Removal

Screen Australia and the Adelaide Film Festival, in collaboration with KOJO and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), have today announced that Larissa Behrendt and Michaela Perske are the recipients of the Indigenous Feature Documentary Initiative for their feature documentary project, After the Apology. After the Apology is a landmark documentary exploring… More

August 11, 2016 |

ADL Film Fest presents Australian premiere of Collisions

A groundbreaking Virtual Reality Film by Lynette Wallworth Following a simultaneous world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers programme and the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Adelaide Film Festival and the Art Gallery of South Australia together present the Australian Premiere of artist Lynette Wallworth’s bold new VR screen project COLLISIONS,… 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