Magic Of The Movies Heading To The Valley

By March 23, 2015 Events

Clarence Valley film lovers are in for a treat as the Travelling Film Festival is set to touch down in two different locations, stopping in both Grafton and Yamba.

Bringing a range of the best films from around the world, including the biggest hits of Sydney Film Festival, Clarence Valley residents can look forward to a serving of nine top films across the two locations from Thursday 26 to Monday 30 March.

Six feature films and three short films will be shown at each location; Showcasing films from Australia and beyond from places like Scandinavia, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Tickets are on sale now for the Festival, which will screen at Saraton Theatre in Grafton and Yamba Cinema in Yamba. The most dedicated film fans can take advantage of the Festival’s ‘Subscribe and Save’ package, which allows festivalgoers to see all six films in the program for one low price.

For a second year, the Travelling Film Festival have partnered with the Clarence Valley Council and plunge Festival to present audiences in Clarence Valley with an opportunity to see world-class films up on the big screen. “We are very excited about the return of the Travelling Film Festival to the Clarence Valley,” said Mayor Richie Williamson. “Council is a proud sponsor of this event as it offers residents and visitors a cultural experience that is usually reserved for those living in metropolitan areas. It is certainly a highlight of council’s award-winning plunge Festival.”

Beginning in Grafton on Thursday 26 March, the Festival will open with the Academy Award-nominated Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). This intriguing black comedy starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton is sure to delight audiences at both venues as it also kicks off the Yamba Festival on Friday 27 March. Both locations boast a lineup jam-packed with cinematic treats for the next three days, with Grafton concluding on 29 March and Yamba on 30 March.

Some highlights of the program include the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival; Force Majeure, about the shifting dynamics of a middle-class family in the aftermath of an avalanche on a skiing holiday in France; and the bizarre and hilarious Of Horses and Men, an ode to the relationship between people and horses in Iceland.

Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the NSW Government through Screen NSW and Clarence Valley Council and is supported by Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, ABC North Coast and The Daily Examiner.

Full programming details and ticket information can be found at: and

WHAT: Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival in Clarence Valley

WHEN: Grafton: Thursday 26 March—Sunday 29 March 2015


SINGLE TICKETS: $14/ $12 / $10 (Adult/ Concession/ Student & Kids)