2017 Travelling Film Festival returns to Port Macquarie

Ali's Wedding.

Ali's Wedding.

This September Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival returns to the Hastings visiting Nambucca Heads, Port Macquarie and, after a long hiatus, Sawtell. 

The Festival will  bring 15 local and international award-winning films - 11 features and four documentaries - to Majestic Cinemas in Port Macquarie between September 15 and 17.

Direct from Sydney Film Festival the program includes many cinematic gems that played to sold-out theatres across the Festival in June this year.

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 Orchestraexamining 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’ first feature film, Fun Mom Dinner, starring Toni Collette and Molly Shannon.

Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are on sale now with ’Subscribe and Save’ packages offering great value for multiple ticket purchases, with tickets from just $8.

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