Travelling Film Festival Visits Regional Australia: Next stop Tamworth

By March 27, 2015 Events

The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films, in areas which have limited theatrical screening opportunities.

Screening some of the best films from the 2014 Sydney Film Festival program and more, the 2015 TFF will visit 19 regional areas, including the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales (see full list of venues and locations here).

So far in 2015, the TFF has visited Alice Springs, Katherine and Wagga Wagga and is currently  its stationed in Grafton, with the screenings finishing on Sunday 29th March (tickets are still on sale here.)

The Festival’s next stop will be Tamworth in regional NSW, from Friday 22 May to Sunday 24 May 2015.

Tamworth’s showcase opens with Infinitely Polar Bearthe acclaimed inspirational drama about an unconventional family, starring Mark Ruffalo.  Also screening is the charming Dior & I,  following the dramas and designs of newcomer Raf Simons as he prepares his maiden line for the beloved brand; Oscar-nominated Leviathan, by Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev; and Of Horses and Men, an ode to the relationship between people and horses in Iceland that is as hilarious as it is bizarre.

Other highlights include the universally praised French coming-of-age drama Girlhood, from director Céline Sciamma (Tomboy);  documentary thriller Citizenfour from journalist-activist Laura Poitras, investigating the story of Edward Snowden and his government-surveillance leaks. Closing the Tamworth festival is the heartwarming story of a teenage mathematics prodigy in British drama X+Y.

Three Australian-made short films will also be shown in the TFF program. Amongst these, Clan features up-and-coming Indigenous Australian star James Saunders.

For more information on the festival locations, screenings, and to purchase tickets, please visit the Travelling Film Festival website