What to do
With 80 short and feature-length films from 20 countries, you'll see a world of film at the 3rd annual Noosa International Film Festival, from 25-28 October 2018.
It's not all about sitting back and watching amazing films from around the world, there are events where you can talk about film, learn about film, and meet people behind incredible work in film, including Academy Award-winning cinematographer, and Festival patron, John Seale (Mad Max Fury Road), and Australian film editor Jill Bilcock who many consider influenced the look of cinema across the world with her work on Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in 1996.
Seale and Bilcock are joined by Australian director Heath Davis (Book Week) for a panel discussion following the screening of Terror Nullius, a new Australian movie that incredibly mixes political satire, eco-horror and road movie by sampling and remixing some of the most iconic characters, moments and imagery from Australian films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Babe and Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Why not make a day of film, food and music at The J, Noosa Heads on Saturday 27 October, with short film sessions all day, and live music, food, coffee and entertainment between sessions.
Sessions are: Wake in Fright; Women in Film; Stories We Tell; and Based on a True Story. Tickets $19/$16.50 per session or buy a 3-session pass for $48.
Or check out the opening night film, Book Week (pictured above) and Q&A with writer and director Heath Davis, and John Seale on
Friday 26 October. Tickets online at the door unless sold out.
There are also short film sessions at the Eumundi School of Arts Hall on Sunday 27 October: Stories We Tell and Planet Earth.
Also in Eumundi is the feature documentary, Living in the Future's Past, narrated by Jeff Bridges (pictured below).
The annual awards ceremony and screening of winning films will be on the Saturday night - a show reel of the 2017 Director's pick was an incredible journey through
Check out the whole program at niff.com.au