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SWIFF Staff Picks – Programmer Saige Browne’s top flicks of the festival

Hi there! As programs assistant, I work with our incredible artistic director, Kate Howat, pulling together program strands and other exciting events. Seeing the printed program come to life, after a year full of watching, note-taking and writing about films was pretty special, and I’m thrilled to be sharing such special stories with audiences in …

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SWIFF Staff Picks – Artistic Director Kate Howat’s unmissible films

After months and months of watching films, travelling to festivals here and overseas, viewing screeners in dark rooms, drinking several thermoses of coffee, my head spins in trying to pick just a few standouts. But, here goes… Minding The Gap One of my favourite films of 2018. More than just a celebration of skate boarding, …

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10 Things To Do At SWIFF ’19

SWIFF 2019 dishes up two full weeks of screen experiences for its fourth festival, screening over 60 different feature films from 20 countries, plus a big line-up of film industry guests, events, galas, film premieres, parties, and screen culture experiences. SWIFF’s 48-page printed program is in cafes, bars, pubs, and theatres throughout Northern NSW. It …

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Regional Arts Fund Sees SWIFF’s Youth Program Flourish

The successful 2019 NSW Regional Arts Fund projects were announced today, thanks to Regional Arts NSW, seeing a major expansion to Screenwave’s youth workshop program. The program, previously called [REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival, has merged into the Screenwave International Film Festival as its official youth program this year, and is now taking on …

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Oyster

OYSTER

With sun shining, a punt glides over Merimbula Lake, on NSW’s south coast, with a passionate young oyster farmer, Dom at the helm. It’s a romantic picture of tranquil beauty and a life close to nature. But Dom and fellow locals swear the water’s getting warmer and the storms more severe. Oyster follows Dom and …

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Acute Misfortune

ACUTE MISFORTUNE

Best Australian Feature · The Age Critics Award Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook) stars as Adam Cullen in this lyrical and moving portrait of the infamous artist who won the Archibald for his now world-famous portrait of actor David Wenham. When wunderkind journalist Erik Jensen was personally invited by bad-boy painter Adam Cullen to write …

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