Canberra International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Canberra International Film Festival

SINCE: 1997

WHERE: Canberra, Australia

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Canberra International Film Festival celebrates cinema across a 12-day program that showcases extraordinary films from around the globe. The Canberra International Film Festival believes in the power of cinema to tell the stories of our many cultures. In 2012 we welcomed close to 17,000 people to devour 60 films from 30 countries. In addition to screening feature films and documentaries, there is always a suite of other events such as Q&A sessions, as well as panel discussions with directors, producers, actors and the broad range of artists involved in the filmmaking process.

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Julianne Moore in “Maps to the Stars” and John Lithgow in “Love is Strange” Bookends Lineup for Australia’s Canberra International Film Festival

Julianne Moore in “Maps to the Stars” and John Lithgow in “Love is Strange” Bookends Lineup for Australia’s Canberra International Film Festival

Maps to the StarsMaps to the Stars

The Canberra International Film Festival opens on October 23 and goes until November 9, featuring 21 Australian Premieres and 20 documentaries. Opening Night film is Maps to the Stars starring Julianne Moore, and Closing Night’s Love is Strange is an ensemble romantic comedy about the fall out after a same sex marriage reveals society’s continued prejudices.

Canberra International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award Winners

Canberra International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award Winners

Mexican film, “On Childhood”, from director Carlos Carerra bested “Uninhabited” and “Monsters” to take home the Audience Award for Best International Feature Film at the 2010 Canberra International Film Festival in Canberra, Australia. The festival described the film as “A visual masterpiece set in the slums of Mexico, this crime thriller sees a ghost help a young boy deal with the violent father he worships and fears.” Ten-year-old Francisco is no innocent boy, growing up […]