Canberra International Film Festival

The programme for the 16th Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) which runs from Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 11 November was published this morning.

This will be my first ever film festival and whilst it is not quite on the scale of either the Sydney, Melbourne and certainly not Toronto festivals, it is something I am really looking forward to. So in anticipation I have spent a bit of time today trying to narrow down the 60 selections to a more manageable 20 or so.  

Unfortunatley due to the wedding of a good friend I will miss the middle weekend but that sill leaves lots of good stuff on offer.  Here is a list of what I have so far.  I would be really grateful for any comments on potential missteps or suggestions for any films I may have missed.  You can check out the full programme at the CIFF website.:-

Opening Night:             Ken Loach’s ‘The Angels’ Share’

Closing Night:              Boyd Hickin’s ‘Save Yer Legs’


Other selections:-

The Hunt

Beyond The Hills


Turn Me On Goddammit

The Imposter

Chasing Ice

Room 237

The Shining


Berberian Sound Studio

The Loneliest Planet

American Mary

I, Anna

Sleepless Night

Like Someone In Love


Love Story

Children Of Sarajevo

Monsieur Lazhar

Rust and Bone

7 thoughts on “Canberra International Film Festival

  1. Your first festival? You’re gonna have such a good time mate, seriously. As for the movies, The Imposter is great, as is Berberian Sound Studio (quite unsettling too) and I loved Grabbers. The Shining is legendary of course, but I don’t think I know any of the others. Are they mostly Aussie flicks?

  2. Awesome line up mate! I think it’s great that a huge amount of MIFF films are showing here, means you don’t miss out!

    Two I identified as ones I would definitely see if I had the chance were Rust and Bone and Smashed, if you can squeeze the latter in I reckon it would be great (however I haven’t seen it, heard very good reports about Winstead though)

    Have a great time mate, once the schedule is out I might see if I can come down for a few days myself too!

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