February 19, 2018 |

Adelaide Film Festival Announces Dates 10-21 October | Open For Submission Of Screen Works

The Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) is now inviting Australian and international submissions for features, shorts and VR works – drama, documentary, hybrid, experimental and animation – for consideration for the 2018 ADL Film Fest program, to be presented October 10 – 21. Festival Director Amanda Duthie and Programs Manager Mat Kesting are seeking… More

January 17, 2018 |

Adelaide Film Festival Announces Photographer Robert McFarlane as 2017 Jim Bettison & Helen James Award Recipient

The ADLFF  today announced leading Australian social documentary and arts photographer, Robert McFarlane as the recipient of the 2017 Jim Bettison and Helen James Award. The prestigious award, now in its third year, recognises individual Australians who have contributed exemplary and inspiring lifelong work of high achievement in their area of expertise, with benefit to… More

October 13, 2017 |

I Am Not a Witch, Taste of Cement Win Major Awards at 2017 ADL Film Fest

The International Juries of the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) today announced I Am Not A Witch (France, United Kingdom) and documentary Taste of Cement (Germany, Syria Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates), as major competition prize winners for 2017, joining the previously announced winner of the inaugural AFTRS International VR Award, Michelle and Uri… More

October 9, 2017 |

‘Opportunity at just the right moment’: Adelaide Film Festival and AWG announce 2017 winner of prestigious INSITE Award

Monday 9 October 2017 The winner of the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival and Australian Writers’ Guild’s INSITE Award has been announced today as screenwriter Bec Peniston-Bird, with the opportunity coming at ‘just the right moment’ for her Cold War-era feature film script, Petrova. ‘I am so grateful to the AWG and Adelaide Film Festival for… More

September 7, 2017 |

Queen of the Next Frontier: Essay by Lynette Wallworth

LYNETTE WALLWORTH In 2008, the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) started talking to me about commissioning a new moving image work for the Festival, to be supported through the visionary AFF Investment Fund. I recall former Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick, telling me that this new commission would require Board approval, followed by approval from both the… More

August 2, 2017 |

Adelaide Film Festival 2017 Highlights & First Competition Titles Announced

Adelaide Film Festival unveils the first batch of highlights of the upcoming October program, a carnival of creative freedom that celebrates the mavericks, the auteurs, the screen visionaries, and all that embodies the spirit of the 2017 festival: Vive Le Punk! With its new home in Adelaide’s West End, at the revamped GU Film House… More

July 28, 2017 |

Lynette Wallworth’s Groundbreaking VR Project Collisions Nominated For International Emmy® Award

COLLISIONS, a bold and unique Virtual Reality screen project by visionary Australian artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth has been nominated for a prestigious International Emmy® Award in the Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary section. Lynette Wallworth a HIVE alumni was selected as the inaugural artist of the Sundance Institute New Frontier | Jaunt VR Residency… More

July 5, 2017 |

Adelaide Film Festival Calls For Submissions From Australians Who Inspire, Enrich And Benefit The Community

– 2017 JIM BETTISON & HELEN JAMES AWARD – The Adelaide Film Festival today opened submissions for the third Jim Bettison and Helen James Award which recognises individual Australians who have contributed exemplary and inspiring lifelong work of high achievement in their area of expertise, with benefit to the wider community. Submissions close 21 August… More

July 3, 2017 |

Adelaide Film Festival Announces HIVE Lab #4 | Calling for Applications

Adelaide: Following the phenomenal international success of the three rounds of HIVE, which saw the collaboration of artists from different disciplines create innovative and internationally acclaimed new screen projects, the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL FF) today announced the initiative will continue with HIVE LAB #4 and HIVE FUND #4. The LAB is now open for… More

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