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Australia’s Film Festivals

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Explore your cinematic passions at Australia’s top film festivals. The diverse programs have something for everyone, whether you’re a documentary buff, Anime addict, budding filmmaker or just keen to see some acclaimed new releases. Be part of the buzz of the Melbourne International Film Festival or catch some much-anticipated world premieres at the Adelaide Film Festival. Pack a picnic for Sydney’s Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival. Or get a heady dose of independent films in Perth. See Australia’s landscapes showcased in the Darwin Festival, get a window onto other worlds at the Canberra International Film Festival or catch the best cinema from across Asia-Pacific at the Brisbane Film Festival.

Sydney, New South Wales

Each January, you can catch cutting-edge short films from across the world at the pavilion at Bondi Beach. It’s all part of Flickerfest, Australia's only Academy Award-accredited short film festival. In February, picnicking crowds pack out the Domain for Tropfest. It’s the world's largest short film festival and getting bigger each year, with live satellite broadcast to venues in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth. You’ll need to pore over your program for the Sydney Film Festival, which screens an enormous array of Australian, international and alternative films over two weeks in June.

Melbourne, Victoria

No need to fly to Cannes, Rotterdam, Berlin or Toronto. For three weeks each winter, the Melbourne International Film Festival screens acclaimed movies from all t...

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...rate home-grown Territory films and see the sublime landscapes of northern Australia on the big screen. The festival program also reflects Darwin’s rich, multicultural make-up, with movies from around the world and the Asia-Pacific. From April to November, the Deckchair Cinema screens an eclectic range of films against the backdrop of Darwin Harbour. The hot pink sunset darkens into a star-filled sky as you, the frogs and the flying-foxes, enjoy the movies with a picnic dinner.

Keywords Australia’s film festivals, Sydney Film Festival, Tropfest, Flickerfest, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival, St. Kilda Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Perth International Film Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Canberra International Film Festival, Darwin Festival

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  • Describes the diverse programs at australia's top film festivals, including the melbourne international film festival, tropfest, and darwin festival.
  • Explains that flickerfest is australia's only academy award-accredited short film festival, and tropfest, which is a satellite broadcast to melbourne, canberra, brisbane, hobart, adelaide and perth.
  • Explains that the melbourne international film festival screens acclaimed movies from all the world's top festivals. the week-long melbourne animation festival features more than 400 animated films from 30 countries.
  • Describes the highlights of the brisbane international film festival in august. acclaimed features, thought-provoking documentaries, late night thrillers, kid's films, and exploratory works are just some of them.
  • Describes adelaide as australia's centre for daring cinema. the 11-day adelaide film festival features 150 films from 49 countries and more than a few hotly-anticipated world premieres.
  • Describes the perth international film festival, which runs a range of edgy independent films each july. it showcases more than 100 international films, including documentaries, animations, short films and experimental works.
  • Explains that the canberra international film festival features almost 50 films, grouped into seven strands according to their theme, story or filmmaking approach.
  • Explains that the darwin festival reflects darwin's rich, multicultural make-up, with movies from around the world and the asia-pacific.
  • Describes australia's film festivals, including sydney film festival, tropfest and flickerfest.
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