THE TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS WORLD CINEMA TO OUTBACK AUSTRALIA

The Travelling Film Festival will showcase the best in cinema from across Australia and around the globe, with Sydney Film Festival bringing Queenslanders a carefully curated selection of features, documentaries, short films and more. The full program for all six Queensland legs of the tour will be released on Monday 1 September, 2014.

Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival will be on sale upon the program release with film buffs spoilt for choice when it comes to world-class cinema at each of the Travelling Film Festival stops.

New Zealand's Jemaine Clement (from 'Flight of the Conchords' - top far left)  and Taika Waititi star in 'What We Do In the Shadows'.

New Zealand’s Jemaine Clement (from ‘Flight of the Conchords’ – top far left) and Taika Waititi star in ‘What We Do In the Shadows’.

Travelling Film Festival Manager Alicia Emery is thrilled that Sydney Film Festival can bring a selection of acclaimed world cinema to regional centers. “It’s wonderful that the celebration of cinema that is Sydney Film Festival can live on longer than just the festival dates in Sydney.”

“We try to cater the program to appeal to a wide audience; we do try to include some of the extreme arthouse films as well as those that skew towards mainstream films.”

The Lunchbox featuring Slumdog Millionaire’s Irrfan Khan.

‘The Lunchbox’ featuring Slumdog Millionaire’s Irrfan Khan.

The Festival also strives to showcase Australian talent in the film industry, “It is so important to support local films, Australia has some amazing film talent and we are so proud to provide a platform for Australian filmmakers through both the Sydney and Travelling Film Festivals,” explains Emery.

Many of the titles in the festival program will arrive on the back of acclaimed runs on the international film festival circuit, as well as sell-out screenings at the Sydney Film Festival.

Every festival stop is looking to be packed full of memorable moments and moving cinematic experiences so book tickets early as soon as the program is released on September 1, as it won’t be long before they are all snapped up.

Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia, the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, and is supported by Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department.

Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star in 'The Two Faces of January'.

Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star in ‘The Two Faces of January’.

TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – QUEENSLAND DATES

Bundaberg

10 – 12 October 2014

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St, Bundaberg QLD 4670

www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/bundaberg/

www.facebook.com/travellingfilmfestivalbundaberg

Toowoomba

10 – 12 October 2014

Toowoomba Strand Cinemas, Margaret St, Toowoomba QLD 4350

www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/toowoomba/

www.facebook.com/TravellingFilmFestivalToowoomba

Mackay

17 – 19 October 2014

Mackay City Cinemas

www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/mackay/

www.facebook.com/TravellingFilmFestivalMackay

Charters Towers

31 Oct – 2 November 2014

The World Theatre, 82-90 Mosman St, Charters Towers QLD 4820

www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/charters-towers/

www.facebook.com/TravellingFilmFestivalChartersTowers

Cairns

31 Oct – 4 November 2014

Cairns City Cinemas, 30 Gordon St, Mackay QLD 4740

www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/cairns/

www.facebook.com/TravellingFilmFestivalCairns

Townsville

14 – 17 November 2014

Warrina Complex, 164 Dalrymple Rd, Currajong QLD 4812

www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/townsville/

www.facebook.com/TravellingFilmFestivalTownsville

 

Feature image from  ‘The Two Faces of January’.
Excerpts from Press Release

 

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