Traveling film festival to visit South Coast

Still from the Eagle Huntress. Image: provided.
Still from the Eagle Huntress. Image: provided.

Sydney Film Festival’s 2017 Travelling Film Festival will returns to Ulladulla, screening a selection of award winning films at Arcadia Twin Cinemas from March 17-19. 

The show will be the Travelling Film Festival’s second visit to Ulladulla after the roaring success of its inaugural visit in 2016.

This year’s program of seven films includes six features and one documentary.

Opening night films, The Eagle Huntress and Moonlight, are set to draw cinematic film buffs from far and wide to experience a unique and exciting array of festival quality cinema.

Still from Moonlight. Image: provided.

Still from Moonlight. Image: provided.

The Eagle Huntress is a family friendly documentary about a 13-year-old girl who trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.

Moonlight is the winner of the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture and was nominated for eight time Oscars. The film is a ground breaking portrait of black gay masculinity in America.

Other international cinematic delights include Cannes FIPRESCI Prize winner Toni Erdmann, an exploration of the complexities of familial relationships between a father, daughter and his alter ego; and romantic comedy Up for Love starring Jean Dujardin known for The Artist.

Still of Adam Driver from the Paterson. Image: provided.

Still of Adam Driver from the Paterson. Image: provided.

Also screening at the festival are Sydney Film Festival favourites: Paterson starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and GIRLS), a gentle, quietly moving portrait of a bus driver poet and his artistic wife and earned director Jim Jarmusch a nomination for the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year; The Commune, based on acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's experience of living in a commune in 1970s Copenhagen; and The Salesman, winners of Cannes Film Festival 2016 awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay, from Iranian master Asghar Farhadi.  

“We are thrilled to be bringing these fantastic of-the-moment films to Ulladulla, and to Shoalhaven audiences, ensuring rural communities have the opportunity to see exciting global cinema on the big screen, in their town,” Travelling Film Festival manager Karina Libbey said. 

Still from The Salesman. Image: provided.

Still from The Salesman. Image: provided.

Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival including ‘Subscribe and Save’ packages are on sale now.​ 

Single tickets are available at $14 for an adult, $12 for a concession, $10 for kids of $63 for a seven-film adult concession. 

Book tickets online in advance at For ticket enquiries please contact Sydney Film Festival on 02 8220 6600 or contact the cinema box office.

Still from Moonlight. Image: provided.

Still from Moonlight. Image: provided.


Friday 17 March

  • – complimentary opening night drinks
  • 7pm – THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (G) Mongolia | 2016 | In Kazakh with English subtitles | 87 mins Screens with short Spice Sisters  

Saturday 18 March

  • 2pm – THE COMMUNE (18+) Denmark | 2016 | In Danish with English subtitles | 112 mins Screens with short The Spa
  • 4.30pm – THE SALESMAN (M) Iran, France | 2016 | In Persian with English Subtitles | 125mins  
  • 7.30pm – PATTERSON (M) France, Germany, USA | 2016 | In English | 118 mins

Sunday 19 March 

  • 11am – TONI ERDMANN (M) Germany, Austria | 2016 | In German, English and Romanian with English subtitles | 162 mins
  • 2pm – UP FOR LOVE (M) France| 2016 | In French with English subtitles | 98 mins
  • 4.30opm – MOONLIGHT (R) USA | 2016 | In English | 111 mins

The Traveling Film Festival will visit: NT –  Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine; QLD – Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville; NSW – Huskisson, Nambucca Heads, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Ulladulla, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong; TFF AT SEA – Sydney to Tasmania.


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