Travelling Film Festival

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Travelling Film Festival

Forum 6 Cinemas
374 Peel Street
Tamworth, NSW, Australia


The Travelling Film Festival (TFF), the regional tour of Sydney Film Festival, will return to Tamworth from 22—24 March 2019. Straight from the most prestigious festivals of 2018, including Cannes, Sundance and Sydney Film Festival, the program will screen eight feature films and one incredible documentary at Forum 6 Cinemas.

View the full schedule here.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the Travelling Film Festival back to Tamworth this year,” said Festival Manager, Sanam Rodrigues. “This year’s curation of cinematic gems includes some of the most talked-about films in the world, hand-picked from some of the most respected festivals around the globe!”

Opening the Festival is Hotel Mumbai, directed by award-winning Australian director Anthony Maras’  and starring Oscar-nominated actor Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) and Golden Globe-nominated actor Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name). This thrilling docu-drama explores the dramatic real-life events of the terrorist siege that took place in Mumbai’s upscale Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008. 

The Festival closes with winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2018, Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaüm. The funny yet tough feature is a genuinely moving story examining the poorest slums of Lebanon through the eyes of a child.

Favourites from the 2018 Sydney Film Festival include the gloriously funny award-winning Icelandic film, Woman at War; and the riveting documentary Three Identical Strangers, following the incredible story of three strangers who discover they are identical triplets separated at birth.

The Festival will screen 2018 Cannes award-winners including Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s Shoplifters, winner of the most coveted film prize in the world, the Palme d’Or; winner of Best Screenplay Happy As Lazzaro, following a naïve peasant who unwittingly finds himself entwined in a world of deception and time travel; and Best Director Prize winner Cold War, a tempestuous love story of two musicians who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland.

Not to be missed are Julian Schanbel’s critically acclaimed At Eternity’s Gate, which features a Golden Globe-nominated performance by screen legend Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project, The Grand Budapest Hotel) as iconic tortured Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh; and The Guilty, which was selected for Best Actor at the Golden Globes for Jakob Cedergren’s riveting performance.

Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are now on sale with ‘Subscribe and Save’ packages offering great value for multiple ticket purchases, with tickets from just $9.50. 

Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the New South Wales Government through Create NSW, Destination NSW and is supported by Media Partner ABC New England North West and Distinguished Partner Princess Cruises.

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