May 29, 2017 |

ADL FILM FEST & AFTRS Launch Inaugural International Virtual Reality Award

– CALLING ALL VR FILMMAKERS ACROSS THE WORLD – The Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) and the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) today launched an international Virtual Reality Award that will debut at the 2017 ADL Film Fest in October. Submissions close 21 June. The AFTRS ADL Film Fest International VR Award… 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

May 4, 2017 |

Adelaide Festival Film Fund Project ‘David Stratton: A Cinematic Life’ Selected For 70th Cannes Film Festival

The Adelaide Film Festival (ADL FF) is pleased to announce that the ADL FF Fund feature David Stratton: A Cinematic Life has been selected to screen at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, the world’s premier film event, opening May 17. David Stratton: A Cinematic Life is the fourth ADL FF Fund feature to be officially… More

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