Travelling Film Festival Returns to the Mid North Coast29.08.2017
This September Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival returns to the Mid North Coast visiting Nambucca Heads, Port Macquarie and, after a long hiatus, Sawtell. The Festival will bring fifteen local and international award-winning films – eleven features and four documentaries – to Majestic Cinemas in Nambucca Heads (7 – 8 Sept.), Sawtell (8 – 10 Sept), and Port Macquarie (15 – 17 Sept).
Direct from Sydney Film Festival the program includes many cinematic gems that played to sold-out theatres across the Festival in June this year.
Kicking off the Festival in Nambucca Heads will be Madame, a romantic comedy starring Australia’s Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma and Michael Smiley, about an unexpected love affair that starts at dinner and spreads to the streets of Paris.
Winner of the Foxtel Movies Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival, Ali’s Wedding will open the Festival at Port Macquarie and Sawtell. The film tells the hilarious real-life story of lead actor Osamah Sami, whose own arranged marriage lasted less than two hours. Directed by Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Angry Boys), the film is a humorous and clever insight into multicultural life in contemporary Australia.
TFF Mid North Coast is also a chance to catch acclaimed international films including winner of the 2017 Sydney Film Prize at Sydney Film Festival On Body and Soul by Berlinale Golden Bear winner Ildikó Enyedi, Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated political documentary I Am Not Your Negro, winner of the Venice Fedeora Award for Best Director – William Oldroyd’s gripping psychodrama Lady Macbeth, Jan Hrebejk’s dark Czech comedy The Teacher, and Kirsten Tan’s Sundance Special Jury-Prize award-winner Pop Aye.
Also screening in the Mid North Coast will be Una, starring Australia’s Emmy-winning Ben Mendelsohn, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin The Other Side of Hope, Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola’s seductive new thriller The Beguiled, Australian filmmaker Tom Zubrycki’s inspiring documentary Hope Road, and Whitney ‘Can I Be Me’, the latest from BAFTA award-winning music documentarian Nick Broomfield.
Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain is a captivating cinematic and musical collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra examining humankind’s fascination with high places that is sure to captivate audiences, featuring narration by Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man). And don’t miss 2012 Tropfest winner Alethea Jones’s first feature film, Fun Mom Dinner, starring Toni Collette and Molly Shannon.
Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are on sale August 2 with ’Subscribe and Save’ packages offering great value for multiple ticket purchases, with tickets from just $8.
The Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the New South Wales Government through Screen NSW and is supported by media partner ABC Mid North Coast and distinguished partner Princess Cruises.
WHAT: Travelling Film Festival Mid North Coast
WHEN: Thursday 7 September – Sunday 17 September, 2017
- Majestic Cinemas Sawtell, First Avenue, Sawtell, NSW 2452
- Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads, Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads, NSW 2448
- Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie, Cnr Horton and Clarence Streets, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
SINGLE TICKETS: $14 / $12 / $10 (Adult / Concession / Student & Kids)
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE:
- FULL SUBSCRIPTION (PORT MACQUARIE ANDSAWTELL): $81 Adult / $72 Concession
- 5-FILM FLEXIPASS: $53 Adult / $48 Concession
Note: films must be selected at time of purchase.
HOW TO BOOK: Book tickets online in advance at:
By Phone: (02) 8220 6600
In Person: At the venue
For ticket enquiries please contact Sydney Film Festival on 02 8220 6600 or contact the cinema box