Calling all film gurus and movie buffs! This is the inaugural event of the year on the Sunshine Coast - an opportunity for you to engage yourself in a world of cinema and it's all happening at the Noosa International Film Festival - but, you can call it NIFF.
For four days in four towns and five different venues, movie-lovers and filmmakers will have the opportunity to enjoy local, Australian and international talent on the big screen. The Noosa International Film Festival is showcasing a diverse programme of more than one hundred and forty short and feature length films; a classic silent film, an environmental documentary and an industry guest event.
One hundred and thirty-two top-rated selection shorts from thirty one countries will be screening across thirteen sessions on the Saturday and Sunday. These Short Film sessions will be shown at The J Theatre Noosa, Eumundi School of Arts Hall and the Pomona Majestic Theatre.
Did you know that the Majestic Theatre is one of the few pre-World War II picture theatres still remaining in Queensland that is still used for its original purpose? Built in 1921, it is Queensland's longest continuously operated picture theatre.
The Noosa Integrated Catchment Association sponsored Ecoflicks event will showcase official selections from the youth and open short film competition. Ecoflicks will screen at a single event on Sunday at the Cooroy State School Hall, from 2-5.30pm followed by the presentation of prize awards to competition winners. For the second half of the Ecoflicks event, NIFF will screen the environmental documentary, SEED: The Untold Story, an Australian premiere.
Inside Cinema - An Evening with Academy Award Winning Cinematographer John Seale - Image: www.niff.com.au
Inside Cinema will carry the Festival's industry stream and will include the special guest event, An evening with John Seale. Presented by Academy Award-winning Australian cinematographer John Seale ACS, ASC (Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Mad Max: Fury Road), John will bring guests up close and personal with the art, craft, science, history and mythology of cinematography and of a life spent making landmark films.
The Evening with John Seale will take place Thursday, 3 November at The J Theatre Noosa, and will be hosted by Professor Herman Van Eyken, Griffith Film School.
The Noosa International Film Festival will screen an all-premiere line up of new release films as part of its World Cinema program, including five Australian premieres, one world and one Queensland premiere.
Melody (Belgium, 2014) is the Australian premiere drama in French & English directed by Bernard Bellefroid and starring Lucie Debay and Australian actress, Rachael Blake. Melody will be the opening night film on Friday 4 November;
Very Big Shot (Lebanon, 2015), is an Australian premiere. The black comedy/drama, directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya recently won multiple film festival awards;
Marie & The Misfits (France, 2016), an Australian premiere, the film is a comedy/romance, directed by Sebastien Betbeder.
News from Planet Mars (France, 2014), an Australian premiere, the film is a comedy, Directed by Dominik Moll Philippe.
Them Who? (Italy, 2015), an Australian premiere, the film is a comedy, directed by Fabio Bonifacci and Francesco Micciche.
Fell (Australia, 2014), an Australian film and Queensland premiere. this film is a drama/thriller directed by Kasimir Burgess.
Ryder Country (Australia, 2012), an Australian film written, filmed and produced on the Sunshine Coast. Ryder Country is a thriller directed by Tam Sainsbury with additional direction by Gareth Lee and Andrew Dudek. starring Conrad Coleby, Lara Cox and Australian screen icons, Rowena Wallace (Sons and Daughters), and Peter Sumner.
The World Cinema programme is screening at the BCC Cinemas on the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
The Festival organisers are confident that the quality of the inaugural Noosa International Film Festival will definitely surpass all expectations for this exciting Festival's first year.
Ticket sales are already open to the public and you can save with one of two NIFF festival passes:-
Save up to 10% of the Regular Adult Ticket Price and receive entry for one adult to attend up to seven standard film screenings plus the Inside Cinema event - An Evening with John Seale; or
Save with a Festival 3 Pass with admission to three film sessions of your choice (conditions apply).
Visit Festival Programme for days, times, venues and full details of the event;
Order your Festival Passes; and to book your tickets for individual events, click on details for the event you would like to attend and you can book your tickets online.
Information courtesy of the Noosa International Film Festival Media Release
Noosa international film event. No more room at the inn? Too expensive in Noosa? Stay in quiet natural gorgeous Mudjimba and catch the bus to the festival. Book through Stayz or airbnb for Mudjimba Beach House 18 Currawong St or Mudjimba Cottage Couples Retreat. Can bring your pets.