September 27, 2019 |

The 2019 Bettison and James Award is now open for nominations!

Recognising achievement and supporting individuals to continue lifelong work of benefit to the Australian community. The Bettison and James Award has been established to recognise that many Australians have contributed exemplary and inspiring lifelong work of high achievement and public benefit. With this in mind, $50,000 will be awarded annually to a recipient who has contributed… More

September 27, 2019 |

South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival and Panavision Partner for New $100K Short Film Fund

September 3 2019 The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) have partnered with Panavision to launch a new $100,000 Short Film Production Initiative to co-fund the production of up to three short films to premiere at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival. In addition to the development and production fund, Panavision will… More

July 4, 2019 |

The Season One Premiere of Lucy & DiC Arrives Next Month!

Lucy & DiC is a webseries about a girl, her outdated and foulmouthed support robot, and their unhealthy codependency. The original Lucy & DiC short premiered at Adelaide Film Festival’s 2017 opening night, and was watched online over a million times – leading to its production company We Made A Thing receiving backing and financial support… More

April 1, 2019 |

See who will be walking the red carpet at ADLFF Pop Up

Walk the red carpet with the stars and creatives behind Animals and Top End Wedding at their Australian premiere screenings at the ADLFF Pop Up:  MIRANDA TAPSELL Top End Wedding – Writer/Cast (The Sapphires, Lovechild)   GWILYM LEE Top End Wedding – Cast (Bohemian Rhapsody)   HUW HIGGINSON Top End Wedding – Cast (Janet King, The Bill)  … More

March 29, 2019 |

If you love these films, then you’ll love ANIMALS

Premiering at the Adelaide Film Festival Pop Up Event on Friday the 5th of April, Animals is directed by Adelaide’s very own, Sophie Hyde. Fresh from its screening at Sundance, Animals enjoyed incredible success with critics impressed by the movie’s fantastic leads (Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat) as well as the film’s realism and honesty…. More

March 28, 2019 |

Adelaide Film Festival announces the Bettison and James Award Recipient for 2018

The Adelaide Film Festival (ADLFF) today announced the highly accomplished writer, historian, and social justice activist Jackie Huggins AM FAHA, a Bidjara / Birri-Gubba Juru woman from Queensland, as the recipient of the annual Jim Bettison and Helen James Award. The award will enable Dr Huggins to pursue her chosen project in researching and writing… More

March 21, 2019 |

3 Movies that Inspired TOP END WEDDING

Filmmakers know that the more personal the story, the more universal its appeal. That is certainly the case with Top End Wedding. Starring Miranda Tapsell and Gwilyn Lee, Wayne Blair’s feature is one of the year’s most anticipated films. A charming and heartfelt romantic comedy, here is a film that is unapologetically Australian. Top End… More

March 12, 2019 |

From the Secret City to TOP END WEDDING

Miranda Tapsell is one of Australia’s leading rising stars. This year, she stars alongside Bohemian Rhapsody’s Gwilyn Lee in Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding. Ahead of the film’s Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival Pop Up event on April 6th, we wanted to highlight Tapsell’s past performances: #4. Secret City  In the first season… More

March 7, 2019 |

Wine & Recline: Drinking with ANIMALS

You’ve heard of the classic cheese and wine, meat and wine and chocolate and wine pairings. That’s because in their own elements they compliment each other. At the Adelaide Film Festival we have a similar mentality when it comes to pairing wines with films because the ultimate experience is to wine and recline! Here is… More

March 4, 2019 |

Alia Shawkat on ANIMALS

Alia Shawkat is one of Hollywood’s most talented and consistently changing performers. Whether you know her from the hilarious Arrested Development or the criminally underrated, Ethan Hawke-directed, Blaze, Shawkat is a phenomenal talent. Shawkat stars in the Sophie Hyde’s comedy, Animals, based on Emma Jane Unsworth’s novel of the same name. In the film, Shawkat… More