Every second year, the Adelaide Film Festival hits Adelaide, bringing with it a range of both Australian and international films. This is an exciting event involving film premieres as well as films that are both screened and financed by the festival. The films being showcased include feature films as well as documentaries, shorts and animations. The festival takes place across different venues including cinemas, galleries and public spaces.
In addition to the films there are also installations and experimental films, as well as film forums so if you’re a cinema buff, you can enjoy taking part in some in-depth conversations.
The festival is given a different theme each year. This year the theme is “Screen Worship”, celebrating different works for different types of screens including cinema, television, phone and computer screens.
Many of the films showing at the Adelaide Film Festival are films which have been made in South Australia and funded by the festival itself. For example, the film Tracks, the true story of Robyn Davidson’s solo trek across the Australian desert on camels in 1997, was shot in South Australia. Other Australian films include 52 Tuesdays, The Australian Heat and Being Goode.
Special events taking place at the Adelaide Film Festival include:
There are also a number of “Meet the Makers” events, with the makers of several of the films being shown during the festival.
For full details of the what’s on, view the program here.
Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Adelaide Film Festival box office or over the phone. For more information on how to get tickets or to buy online, click here.
The film festival takes place at different venues in Adelaide’s East End. The rental car you picked up from Hertz at the Adelaide Airport car rental location will come in handy. Visit the website for location information and details on where to park your rental car.