Tickets are now on sale for the third Noosa International Film Festival, which runs from October 25-28 in the Queensland town. This year sees an incredible line-up of 80 films from 20 countries being exhibited over the curse of four full days, offering a range of cinematic treats sure to please every punter’s palate.
“This year’s festival is better than ever with seven specially themed short film sessions, awesome Inside Cinema workshops as well as discussions with award-winning special guests,” said Holly Pittman, festival president.
The program includes feature films, short films, special guests, workshops and talks covering a variety of themes and topics that any film enthusiast or screen industry creative will enjoy.
“We’re honoured to have Oscar-winning cinematographer, John Seale return to Noosa for a third year in a row. Mr Seale is best known for his work on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, The Talented Mr Ripley, Gorillas in the Mist, and The English Patient. He’s our founding patron and is becoming a real favourite within our festival community.
“We’re also excited to welcome one of the world’s leading film editors, Jill Bilcock and Australian film director, Heath Davis, among other special guests.”
Davis’ black comedy drama, Book Week, is this year’s opening night film, with the writer and director participating in a post-screening Q&A session. For her part, Bilcock will present the documentary, Dancing the Invisible, which tracks her career cutting together some of Australia’s most renowned films.
“My ‘not-to-miss’ highlights for NIFF 2018 would have to be the outstanding feature on world renowned film editor, Jill Bilcock and the beautiful environmental short film session, Planet Earth, at Eumundi,” said Ms Pittman.