New Additions to SWIFF’23

Don’t miss out on encores, premieres and newly added celebration screenings!

Ukrainistan Artist War - Australian Premiere

Tue May 2 · 6:15 PM · Jetty Memorial Theatre
SWIFF is proud to present the Australian Premiere of George Gittoes’s new feature documentary, Ukrainistan Artist War, following artists behind the frontline, waging a war on war in the face of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces.

Infinity Pool - Australian Premiere

Tue Apr 25 · 8:15 PM · CHEC Theatre
Wed May 3 · 6:30 PM · CHEC Theatre
Festival-goers can expect to be on the edge of their seats as they are taken on a wild and outlandish ride through Cronenberg’s masterful vision.

Beau Is Afraid - Closing Night Gala

Fri May 5 · 6:00 PM · Selling Fast · CHEC Theatre

After back-to-back major successes with A24, writer/director Ari Aster (HereditaryMidsommar – SWIFF’20) takes a darkly comedic turn for his third collaboration with the changemaking film studio, bringing to life a bold, hilarious, and ingeniously depraved new film, Beau is Afraid, to cap off the Coffs Coast’s 2023 Screenwave International Film Festival.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence - Anniversary Screening

Sun Apr 30 · 6:00 PM · Jetty Memorial Theatre

In dedication to celebrated actor and composer Ryuichi Sakomoto (The RevenantThe Last Emperor), who passed away this year, join us for a special 40th anniversary screening of Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 Palme d’Or-nominated portrait of resilience, pride, and friendship.

The Road to Patagonia + Return Chute - Bello's Last Night Encore

Sun Apr 30 · 8:30 PM · Bellingen Memorial Hall
Celebrate SWIFF’s return to Bellingen, and come together for the final screening of the ’23 festival in the newly refurbished Mem Hall – with two unique documentaries. Return Chute tells of the survival of Bellingen Video Connection, while The Road To Patagonia charts a unqiue journey and love story, from Alaska to Gumbaynggirr Country, via the entire Americas coastline.
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