Lights, camera action Coffs
FILM lovers on the Coffs Coast are gearing up to attend the 2017 Screenwave International Film Festival, launching today, with the opening night at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.
SWIFF runs from today through to January 28 with a program of over 70 film screenings in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen. The festival sees actors, directors, and producers travelling to the Coffs Coast to connect with audiences as well as a number of special events and gala screenings. Full program and tickets swiff.com.au
THE 2017 Screenwave International Film Festival opens in style tonight at the Jetty Memorial Theatre with the Coffs Coast premiere of multi-award winning Iranian documentary Sonita.
The screening will be the first of 72 film screenings running through until January 28th to kick off the film festivities.
Global films make their local debuts
The film festival line-up spans 15 countries from around the globe, with many direct from the world festival circuit, including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Sundance, and Berlinale.
Many of the films will be NSW Regional premieres with the first opportunity to see them outside of the cities in Coffs Harbour.
Call of the Surf
SWIFF hears the call and celebrates surf films as they were meant to be seen- on the big screen.
With local heroes, high performance and freesurfing pros, to icons of old timey ripping.
Film For Everyone
The Access All Areas event (11am, Jan 19) includes live performances, a short film program, and is free to attend thanks to Community Care Options.
Access All Areas promotes social inclusion by bringing people from all walks of life together through film.
Real Life Stories
SWIFF celebrates the documentary form with Voice and Vision, a selection of some of the best international and Australian non-fiction stories from the powerful to the unprecedented and the downright peculiar.
Spotlight on Local Film Industry
SWIFF plays host to Industry Connect (3pm, Jan 23), a networking and information event for local filmmakers at festival hub, Element Bar. The event, presented by Arts Mid North Coast, includes an industry presentation from Ken Crouch (Screen Works) and refreshments.
SWIFF offers a collection of personal stories from award-winning female directors and pioneers of the industry, including AWGIE-Award winning guests of the festival.
Face the Change
The revolution is here! Face the Change is not only the theme of SWIFF 2017 but a program strand dedicated to young and exciting voices, storytellers and changemakers of cinema.
Titans of Tease for Closing Night
SWIFF 2017 comes to a close on January 28 - and it's ending on a note a bit risqué.
The Closing Night film, League of Exotique Dancers, will be accompanied by a live Burlesque performance at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.
The crowd-pleaser chronicles the lives of the trailblazers of Burlesque, who lit up the stage in the 1960s and 1970s.