Noosa International Film Festival 2017

Noosa International Film Festival 2017

The Noosa International Film Festival presents a diverse program of Australian and international short and feature length films, talks from cinema greats and live music on film performances.

The festival offers cinema in three key streams – World Cinema presenting new release feature length films, an international short film competition, and Inside Cinema with special guests Australian multi-award winning arthouse film director Rolf de Heer and sound designer James Currie.

Immerse yourself in 100 inspiring and thought-provoking short and feature length films from around the world, plus talks from cinema greats, a fusion of music and film, and workshops for the aspiring filmmaker.

Events and screenings will take place in 5 venues across Noosa and Eumundi – BCC Cinemas, The J, Noosa Arts Theatre, Eumundi School of Arts and Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas.

A diverse program of drama, comedy, animation, thriller and documentary will keep you glued to the screen all weekend. This is a world of cinema you won’t want to miss!

Opening Night: Step on to the blue carpet and rub shoulders with filmmakers and special guests. Enjoy pre-film drinks under the stars followed by the screening of Australia’s latest thriller, Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Friday 27 October, 6.30pm, BCC Cinemas.

Inside Cinema Q&A: Go behind the scenes on the making of Australian films including Ten Canoes, Charlie’s Country and cult classic Bad Boy Bubby with sound designer James Currie and director Rolf de Heer.

NIFF Awards Ceremony: Short film prize category winners will be awarded at this special free event that precedes Inside Cinema. Awards will be presented by Academy Award winner and NIFF Founding Patron, John Seale. Hosted by 92.7 Mix FM presenter Mark Darin.

Men of Wood & Foam: A story of the birth of the Australian surfing boom, written and produced by Phil Jarratt. Band of Frequencies will perform songs from the original soundtrack. Film and dinner ticket package at Padstows available.

International Short Films: A diverse selection of short films from 31 countries will screen over 9 sessions all day Saturday and Sunday at The J and Noosa Arts Theatres.

New Release Films: Including the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent on Saturday 4pm. On Sunday, French romance Souvenir at 3pm and the powerful I Am Not Your Negro documentary at 6pm.

The English Patient: Screening of the remastered 1996 cinema classic, introduced by Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale followed by audience Q&A on Saturday 6.45pm. Film and dinner ticket package at Padstows available.

Rock Opera: Eumundi band HoneyBird performs a full-throttle live rock opera to Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic sci-fi silent film, Metropolis - a story that takes place in a highly stylised utopian city above a depressing underworld. Sunday 29 Oct, Eumundi School of Arts Hall.

Explore the full festival program and book your tickets on the website.


Aspiring filmmakers can network with industry peers and experts at filmmaking workshops on Thursday and Friday 26-27 October at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas Theatrette, including an exclusive Filmmakers Lunch Meet-up.

Business video workshop: Sunshine Coast business, Girl Director will offer a 2-hour workshop for business owners, Attract More Clients To Your Business Using Video. Learn the secrets to content creation, rules of video marketing, where to use video ads, the must-have videos in your business, and the right equipment needed to get started. Thursday 26 October, 9-11am, $25.

Take your film and TV project to world markets: The use of agents and distributors, getting revenue projections, building relationships with the "gate keepers" – all from a man who was among the first to get Australian-made cinema films and television on screens around the world, Jim Henry and Diya Eid from Screen Queensland. Thursday 26 October, 12pm.

Homage to Cinema: Dziga Vertov's feature-length film, Man with a Movie Camera (1929) followed by Dr Karen Pearlman's short film, Woman with an Editing Bench. Thursday 26 October, 3pm.

Blackmagic Design product demonstrations: This workshop will focus on the Blackmagic Design range of cameras, with particular focus on the Ursa Mini and Ursa Mini Pro cameras. Friday 27 October, 10am.
Filmmakers Meet-up: Network with peers and meet industry guests and workshop facilitators. Limited spaces available, exclusive to filmmakers. Friday 27 October, 12pm.

Cutting rhythms: Join Dr Karen Pearlman and Dr Richard James Allen to develop your ideas about cutting movement of images, emotions and events creatively and your capacity to see and shape good editing. Friday 27 October, 2pm

Filmmaking workshops are $15 each.

Browse events and book tickets today on the website (details above).

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