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My Cinema My Film Festival - Mildura

 

MY CINEMA MY FILM FESTIVAL screening at Wallis Mildura

Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival (TFF) has partnered with Independent Cinemas Australia (ICA) and world-wide content delivery service Qube Wire to present My Cinema My Film Festival, with a metro curated program screening at our cinema. The initiative is supported by Screen Australia.

My Cinema My Film Festival aims to bring audiences back to the cinema at a time when we are faced with reduced capacity and fewer international releases. A chance to present curated international film festival to our local metro audience.

The Festival presents an eclectic program, showcasing independent and arthouse features from Australia and overseas, and a selection of Australian short films, as well as unique interview footage connecting film creatives to the Australian film-going community.

Sydney Film Festival CEO Leigh Small said, “Sydney Film Festival and the Travelling Film Festival are proud to partner with ICA to bring an expertly curated selection of films to cinemas across Australia.

“My Cinema My Film Festival, gives independent operators a chance to present a bespoke festival-worthy program of world-class and top Australian cinema to screen to their local audiences.

“Australian cinemas everywhere have been struggling under the weight of COVID-19 factors such as lockdowns, reduced audience capacities, or access to films due to delayed and limited theatrical film releases globally.

“This is one step we can take together to help bring audiences back to the cinemas responsibly, with outstanding films they are unlikely to see anywhere on streaming platforms,” she said.

 
MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP   Director: Natalie Johns. UK. In English. 99 mins. (G)
A unique, captivating documentary that follows acclaimed composer and musician Max Richter and the presentation of an ambitious open-air performance of his celebrated eight-hour ambient opus ‘Sleep’.
 
THE CLIMB   Director: Michael Angelo Covino. USA. In English. 94 mins. (M) 
A totally charming, and bittersweet comedy directed, written by, and starring Michael Angelo Covino, that follows two friends through different rocky times in their lives. A prize winner at Cannes 2019 and a favourite with critics around the globe. 
 
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF   Director: Benjamin Ree. Norway. In English and Norwegian with English subtitles. 134 mins. (MA) 15+ 
A Sundance prize-winning documentary that exposes the curious friendship between an artist and the thief who stole her paintings, that offers a profound look at the art of healing — and the healing power of art.
 
HIGH GROUND   Director: Stephen Maxwell Johnson. Australia. In English and Yolngu Matha with English subtitles. 104 mins. (MA) 15+
A brand-new unmissable Australian drama set in Arnhem Land, selected for the 2020 Berlin Film Festival, starring newcomer Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Simon Baker and Jack Thompson, and directed by Stephen Maxwell Johnson (Yolgnu Boy).
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