Kath Shelper Opens The Travelling Film Festival Dubbo

By March 19, 2014 Entries, Events

From tales of ghosts, war and honour to critically acclaimed features about love, family and terrorism – Dubbo film-buffs will be able to watch the latest and greatest in world cinema when the Travelling Film Festival hits Reading Cinemas from Friday March 21 to Sunday March 23, 2014. 

Tickets to Australia’s longest-running travelling film festival are on sale now, with this year’s program promising to take local audiences on a journey across cultures, continents and communities. The Festival will showcase an eclectic selection of six features and three short films from Australia, Italy, France, Chile, Spain, Germany, United States and the United Kingdom.

The Darkside opens the Travelling Film Festival at Reading Cinemas from March 21-23, 2014

Producer of The Darkside, Kath Shelper will open the Travelling Film Festival in Dubbo, introducing the Opening Night film and taking part in a Q&A!  Kath Shelper has produced numerous Australian films, television and documentaries but is best known for The Turning, Here I Am and her first feature film, Samson and Delilah, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2009.

The Darkside, another collaboration with director Warwick Thornton, made its international premiere in February at the Berlin International Film Festival and brings true Australian ghost stories to life with the help of some of the nation’s most iconic acting talent including Deborah Mailman, Claudia Karvan and Aaron Pedersen.

Warwick Thornton has created the concept The Otherside Project; an archive of Indigenous ghost stories that celebrate Indigenous spirituality and storytelling. He hopes that the stories shared on the website will be an inspiration for other artists just as he was inspired to make The Darkside.

The Otherside Project and the Travelling Film Festival would like to invite you to share your ghost stories during the festival. If you have an Indigenous content ghost story you’d like to share you can record or upload your story direct to The Otherside Project, or come to Dubbo Reading Cinemas during the screening of The Darkside and we will record your story for you. A small recording space will be set up in the foyer from 6pm-10pm on Friday 21 March.

The Darkside is screening on Friday 21 March at 7pm followed by the Opening Night after-party at Dubbo Reading Cinemas, 39 Macquarie Street Dubbo NSW 2830

What: Travelling Film Festival 
When: March 21-23, 2014

Full program details and ticketing information can be found at: http://www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tff-locations/dubbo/

TVC link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPXvNFw3388&list=UUZ_hEgYb598i6SbUFeP9N7g&feature=c4-overview