Now in its 17th year, the Canberra International Film Festival celebrates cinema across a 12-day program that showcases extraordinary films from around the globe. In 2012 close to 17,000 people discovered 60 films from 30 countries. In addition to screening feature films and documentaries, there is always lots 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.
The festival runs from October 30 to November 10 with nightly screenings at the Dendy Cinema and the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc Cinema.
Here’s the official website - http://www.canberrafilmfestival.com.au/
And here’s part of the welcome message from CIFF President, Nicole Mitchell:
Welcome to the 17th Canberra International Film Festival – where the world comes to us – on screen – for 12 intoxicating days of film.
CIFF celebrates ideas and creates conversations through the power of cinema – cinema that has been created by passionate and talented filmmakers from around the globe.
Our energetic new Artistic Director Lex Lindsay has scoured the world to hand-pick the very best films to share with us. Lex’s exciting program of film screenings and discussions will entertain and grip – provoke and inspire.
Please enjoy the 17th Canberra International Film Festival — a unique window to the world.