Tue, Jun 19


Highlights of Noosa International Film Festival

You have an extra reason to spend time at the beach this month, with the announcement of the Noosa International Film Festival (NIFF) program. Taking place from 26–29 October, the festival will present four days of film, rock, parties, talks and workshops across Noosa.

Having launched last year, NIFF is back with a bigger program that includes 100 short and feature length films from 31 countries. The program includes global blockbusters, retrospectives, documentaries with a coastal flavour and immersive film and music events.

There’s a lot on the bill, with the short film selection setting the festival apart.

“Short films are a wonderful way to share stories from around the world that add to our national and regional conversations about a diverse range of topics,” says Festival Organiser, Alison Cooper. “We received more than 180 submissions from 31 countries and our curating team have shortlisted the Official Selections to screen.”

To help you decide what to see as you prepare for a movie-filled coastal jaunt, we’ve put together a list of highlights.

Opening Night: Jungle

This new Australian thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe (pictured) kicks off festival celebrations. It’s based on the true story of Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg, who becomes lost in the jungle of Bolivia and endures a harrowing quest for survival. Parts of Jungle were shot in Mount Tamborine with Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) as director.

27 October at BCC Cinemas Noosa

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film and it explores the death of Vincent van Gogh, which has long been shrouded in mystery. The film is produced in the artistic style of van Gogh, using 65,000 frames that were hand-painted with oil paints.

28 October at BCC Cinemas Noosa

Short Film Program

Short films often fly under the radar, but not at NIFF. The festival will present nine short film sessions that span a range of genres. Films to see are The Gallant Captain, an animation that has won a number of awards both here in Australia and overseas, and Solitude, a short film about falling in love that was selected to screen at the last Cannes Film Festival. They’re both showing at Short Film Session 3 and you enter to win tickets to this session here.

28 October at The J Theatre Noosa and 29 October at Noosa Arts Theatre

John Seale Revisits The English Patient

The English Patient won Australian Cinematographer John Seale the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. So what went on behind the scenes of the award-winning 1996 romantic drama set in WWII? Find out at this event, where Seale will introduce the film and host a Q&A following the screening.

28 October at BCC Cinemas Noosa

Taking your film & television project to world markets

From finding agents to distribution and being selected for festivals like Cannes, this workshop covers all bases of getting your film out of the editing room and into cinemas. It is presented by Jim Henry, who has worked for the Australian Film Commission in the USA. He’ll be joined by Diya Eid, Vice President Operations & Screen Queensland Initiatives Content Team.

26 October at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Men Of Wood & Foam
Music on film

Surf culture is deeply entrenched in Australia, and the pioneers who took the sport mainstream are known as The Brookvale Six. Documentary Men Of Wood & Foam traces their journey as they usher in birth of the surf boom and a golden decade of surfing. Sunshine Coast musicians Band of Frequencies will perform the original soundtrack live.

28 October at The J Theatre Noosa


Noosa International Film Festival
26–29 October, 2017
View full program and buy tickets





What's on Brisbane this October

Thu, 1 Januarysee all

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

Exploring how 3D printing has revolutionized the way we design and apply products in our everyday lives.

Read More

Sun, 1 Januarysee all

Little Days Out

Spend a morning playing, creating and discovering with your child at Little Days Out, South Bank’s free children’s program.

Read More

Fri, 14 Julysee all

Eternal Present

These diverse, intelligent paintings add a new chapter to the history of the genre in Australia

Read More

Fri, 1 Septembersee all

Queensland Symphony Orchestra 2018 Season

Queensland Symphony Orchestra has unveiled an extraordinary Season 2018

Read More

Sat, 16 Septembersee all

Perception Deception

the ultimate hands-on, minds-on exhibition of mind trickery to test and fool your perceptions.

Read More

Sun, 1 Octobersee all

Musica Viva International Concert Season 2018

Discover the dazzling beauty of classical music performed by the very best international artists in 2018

Read More

Fri, 1 Decembersee all

Expressions Dance Company Season 2018

Expressions Dance Company has unveiled its 2018 season with a year of bold international and Australian collaborations to inspire and delight!

Read More

Thu, 1 Marchsee all

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen's Baton

Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Read More

Sat, 3 Marchsee all

Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind

Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare and restricted collection items

Read More

Fri, 16 Marchsee all

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Ancient Egyptian collections from the British Museum

Read More