By Travis Johnson

Running from October 27 to November 6 at the National Film and Sound Archive, the Canberra International Film Festival is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary with a stellar program of Australian and international features, documentaries and short subjects.

Two great Australian films will be getting anniversary screenings: Children of the Revolution, which is the same age as the festival, will be celebrated with a screening attended by director Peter Duncan and actor Richard Roxburgh, while Storm Boy is getting a 40th anniversary airing.

With Halloween falling in the middle of the festival, it seems approriate that October 31 will see screenings of Rob Zombie’s latest, the survival horror 31, and the documentary Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, which looks at the work of pioneering effects artists, including Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London), Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and Phil Tippett (Star Wars).

Other highlights include the Australian premieres of Zoology, Ma’ Rosa, Play Your Gender, Author: The JT Leroy Story, Kills on Wheels, and Hortensia, plus a preview of local SF feature Blue World Order, with a Q&A with director Che Baker, producer Sarah Mason, cast and crew.

For full details, hit up the official site.

  • Hans
    17 October 2016 at 5:05 pm

    In connotation and celebration of the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog’s landing in 1616 it would have been very much approprate to see the Dutch spectacular movie Admiral Michiel de Ruiyter
    Sorry I did not know there is an international film festival. Oranjefeest Canberra would have paid for the screening and supported it under the Dutch community?

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