Family Films at SWIFF’21

Keen to bring the whole family along to SWIFF this year? Here are the sessions set to delight audiences of all ages.

SWIFF Live: A Boy Called Sailboat
– featuring Grigoryan Brothers

JMT · TUE 27 APR · 6.30PM

CHEC · WED 28 APR · 6.30PM

Imbued with the kind of unique indie-quirk that made Napoleon Dynamite a cult smash” – Sydney Morning Herald

Acclaimed guitarists Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have expanded their creative output by crafting and recording the soundtrack to the big-hearted, award-winning indie film, A Boy Called Sailboat, performed as a live soundtrack to the film on stage at SWIFF ‘21.  

Nextwave Youth Film Awards

C.ex Coffs · SUN 18 APR · 3.30PM FOR 4PM

Australia’s largest regional youth film celebration is at home again on the Coffs Coast! One of the most highly attended events at SWIFF, the Nextwave Youth Film Awards showcases, recognises, and awards young regional filmmakers from across the country.


JMT · SAT 17 APR · 11.30AM

CHEC · SAT 24 APR · 11.30AM

Following the absurdly photogenic Gunda, a sow with rambunctious piglets, Kossakovsky brings unique animals’ perspective to audiences, including two ingenious cows and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken.

ASMF: Swell Chasers – To Swell and Back

CHEC · SAT 17 APR · 3pm

CHEC · SAT 24 APR · 3.30pm

For the first time in 3 years, the amaysim Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF) returns to venues across Australia, and SWIFF is proud to bringing you ASMF Swell Chasers – To Swell and Back, with 5 jaw-dropping films that capture the world’s best big wave surfers battling the biggest waves on the planet.


JMT · SAT 17 APR · 3.45pm 

CHEC · THUR 22 APR · 11am

CHEC · FRI 23 APR · 6pm

Inspired by Korean American director Lee Isaac Chung’s own childhood in rural Arkansas, Minarifollows the adorable, young David, son of Korean immigrants Jacob and Monica, as the family makes their way cross country from California to rural Arkansas to start a farm.

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