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Feature When amnesia sweeps the world, a man with no memory takes part in an experiment to reconstruct his identity. Venice, 2020. Winner of more than 10 international awards.
Araatika: Rise Up!
Documentary First Nations filmmaker Larissa Behrendt (After the Apology) follows a group of NRL stars as they create a pre-game performance to meet the famous haka.
Feature This provocative, Cannes-selected debut from Georgia is an unflinching drama about a Jehovah’s Witness who undergoes a dramatic crisis of faith. Best Film, Director, Actress and Screenplay, San Sebastián.
Best Summer Ever + Screenability Shorts
Bundle A fresh take on the classic teen musical genre, packed with song and dance. A hit with the critics and winner at SXSW, Heartland, Portland and Sarasota Film Festivals.
The Beta Test
Feature A secret sexual encounter triggers an existential nightmare for a Hollywood agent in this riveting social horror by Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) and PJ McCabe. Berlinale 2021.
Blockhead and Sparkles and the Flood of Tears
Short Featuring hand-drawn oil pastels by acclaimed artist Digby Webster, this animated short film celebrates neurodiversity as it follows two friends with unique gifts.
The Bowraville Murders
Documentary The epic battle for justice by the families of three Aboriginal children murdered 30 years ago in a rural NSW town. A microcosm of the systemic racism inside the justice system.
Feature Dazzling mythical creatures inhabit Dash Shaw’s (My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, SFF 2016) trippy Sundance-winning animated fantasy, voiced by Michael Cera, Zoe Kazan and Alex Karpovsky.
Deafying Gravity
Short Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am).
The Department
Documentary Sascha Ettinger Epstein’s (The Oasis; The Pink House, SFF winner 2017) compelling documentary delves into the lives of workers and families entwined within NSW’s child protection system.
Drifting Petals
Documentary A genuinely free-spirited “alternate cinema” offering from award-winner Clara Law (Floating Life, SFF 1996; Letters to Ali), spanning Australia, Macau and Hong Kong.
Dwarf Planet

A coming-of-age story about a lonely, awkward teenager’s encounter with a male sex worker while his family is away on vacation.
El Planeta
Feature A mother and daughter grift their way through post-crisis Spain in this darkly funny Sundance hit from acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Amalia Ulman.
The Fantastic Journey of Margot & Marguerite
Feature A time-travelling comedy-mystery about two 12-year-old girls transported to different eras via a mysterious chest hidden in an attic.
Felix and the Hidden Treasure
Feature This action-packed animated feature from Quebec follows a fantastic quest to find a missing father and priceless treasure.
The Filmmaker's House
Documentary A wryly funny fiction-non-fiction hybrid, in which UK filmmaker Marc Isaacs ingeniously turns his funding frustrations into a positive, and ends up filming anyone who’s around.
A Fire Inside
Documentary When Australia’s 2019-20 bushfires horrified the world, the selfless acts of everyday Aussies inspired us all. But the triple whammy of drought, fire and pandemic has taken an astounding toll.
The First 54 Years - An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation
Documentary A step-by-step guide to colonial occupation from director Avi Mograbi, using Israel’s 54-year occupation of the Palestinian territories as a case study.
Freedom Swimmer

A hybrid, poetic documentary interweaving hand-drawn animation and film, which tells the story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution.
Friends and Strangers
Feature A hit at Rotterdam and New York festivals – a witty, absurdist slacker comedy about 20-somethings in Sydney that cements James Vaughan as a prominent voice in the Australian New Wave revival.
From the Wild Sea
Documentary Volunteers work tirelessly to rescue Europe’s marine life from pollution and violent weather fuelled by climate change in this poetic documentary. Berlinale 2021.
Feature A forest ranger (Monique Rockman, Number 37, SFF 2018) encounters pre-apocalypse survivalists and terrifying phenomena in this visually stunning eco-horror from South Africa.
Green Sea
Feature Food and love are the ingredients of a charming comic drama about a woman with no memory who starts a new life as a cook at a run-down seaside tavern.
Feature Winner of three major awards at Sundance 2021, this outstanding drama is based on the true story of a Kosovo war widow fighting against patriarchy.
How to Kill a Cloud
Documentary A Finnish scientist takes on a multimillion-dollar project to make rain in the desert, but soon becomes caught in an ethical dilemma between research, finance and the environment.
I'm Wanita
Documentary Tamworth’s renegade ‘Queen of Honky Tonk’ heads to Nashville to record an album, but has she left her run too late? A no-holds-barred crowd-pleasing debut from Australian Matthew Walker.
Incarceration Nation
Documentary Indigenous Australians make up 29% of the prison population – and 3.3% of the population. Dean Gibson (Wik vs Queensland, SFF 2018) lays bare Australia’s appalling history of Indigenous incarceration.
John Farrow: Hollywood's Man in the Shadows
Documentary The enigmatic life and prolific Hollywood career of overlooked Australian filmmaker John Farrow (film noir classic The Big Clock) is examined in a captivating documentary.
Just Like That
Feature A newly widowed 74-year-old Hindu woman rebels against expectations in this award-winning, wryly humorous drama chronicling a changing India. In competition, Busan.
The Justice of Bunny King
Feature Essie Davis (The Babadook, SFF 2019) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) shine in a powerful social drama about a single mother battling the system and her troubled past.
Last Days of Spring
Feature Documentary and fiction overlap in the poignant story of a family facing eviction from a Madrid shantytown. New Directors Award, San Sebastián 2020. Cannes ACID selection 2020.
The Last Hillbilly
Documentary This poetic portrait of a man and his increasingly rare lifestyle in remote Kentucky is at once hauntingly beautiful and achingly sad. Selected for Cannes 2020.
The Last Shelter
Documentary A refuge for African travellers about to embark on a perilous desert crossing is the melancholic setting for Malian filmmaker Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou’s prize-winning documentary.
Le Temps Perdu
Documentary An award-winning documentary following a charming group of literature aficionados who have been meeting in the same Buenos Aires café for 20+ years to read Proust’s classic work.

A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.
Like the Wind
Documentary Celebrated Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Rabbit-Proof Fence) talks about his adventurous life and career in this frank and insightful documentary.
Feature South African auteur Oliver Hermanus (The Endless River, SFF 2015) returns with this stunning queer romance and military drama. A favourite at Venice.
The Moogai

A captivating First Nations psychological horror, starring Shari Sebbens and Meyne Wyatt, about a family terrorised by a child-stealing spirit. Winner at SXSW (Midnight Shorts).
Never Gonna Snow Again
Feature After Cold War and Corpus Christi, Polish cinema’s renaissance continues with this intriguing and stunningly-shot drama about a mysterious masseur who infiltrates a gated community. In Competition, Venice.
Feature A vibrant and carefree German-Persian nurse finds her world permanently shifted when she becomes the victim of a xenophobic attack, in Eline Gehring’s sensitive debut drama.
Nowhere Special
Feature This tender human drama stars James Norton (Little Women, 2019) as a terminally ill single father searching for a foster family for his son. Venice Horizons 2020.
Off the Rails

Two besties abroad in a Russian city are hustling to catch the last train. When Cookie suddenly disappears, Bonbon is swept up in a chaotic odyssey to find her friend.

A peek into the inner world of a group of turbulent teenagers on an after-school shopping trip.
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Feature Available to stream for 24 hours only from 5pm Sat 13 Nov
Inspired by true events, Jasmila Žbanić’s (Grbavica) gripping, Oscar-nominated thriller sees a UN translator in Srebrenica attempting to save her family as conflict rages around them.
Radiograph of a Family
Documentary The tense relationship of a filmmaker’s parents mirrors Iran’s turbulent recent history in this stylish, inventive documentary. Best Feature-Length Documentary, IDFA 2020.
Feature Aki Omoshaybi makes a stunning debut as director and actor in this heartfelt and uplifting romance about a Black working-class couple in Portsmouth, filmed in just 12 days.
Documentary An epic tale of hatred and reconciliation documented over five years in Albania’s mountainous north, a place stuck obstinately in a patriarchal past.
The Rumba Kings
Documentary The stirring history of the Congolese rumba, a fusion of African rhythms and Afro-Cuban music that created an electrifying beat and inspired a nation to independence.
Sandlines, The Story of History
Documentary An extraordinary collaboration between Belgian artist Francis Alÿs and a group of children from a mountain village near Mosul, Iraq. Sundance 2020.

The story of Jack who loves to pull pranks. But in his latest relationship he may have finally met his match.
Feature ShoPaapaa delves deeply into the 2020 lockdown experience in London and was made entirely remotely by Australian Molly Reynolds (My Name is Gulpilil) and UK-based creative Shekhar Bassi. Co-produced by Rolf de Heer.
Shoplifters of the World
Feature This heartfelt tribute to the music and lyrics of the Smiths tells the story of a fan who, devastated by the band’s split, hijacks a local radio station. Inspired by true events.
Feature A teenage competitive skier is drawn into the orbit of her domineering coach in this unflinching portrait of abuse and obsession. Cannes 2020.
The Stranger

When a stranger arrives at an isolated farmhouse late at night, the farmer’s wife is convinced he’s trouble. In the light of day, she is forced to confront her prejudices.
Striding Into the Wind
Feature Chinese cinema gets its hipster-slacker groove on in this droll tale of a Beijing film school student on an ambling road trip. Selected, Cannes 2020.
Strong Female Lead
Documentary A shocking exposé of the media, public and political treatment of Julia Gillard. Made entirely from archival footage – and tragically prescient of misogyny today.
Swan Song
Feature A fabulously snippy hairdresser (screen legend Udo Kier; Bacurau, SFF 2019) escapes his nursing home and treks across small-town Ohio to fulfil the dying wish of a former client.
Television Event
Documentary The fascinating story of the production and aftermath of the controversial 1983 made-for-TV movie, The Day After – which imagined the impact of a nuclear attack on the USA.
There is No Evil
Feature Banned from making films in Iran, Mohammad Rasoulof won the Berlinale Golden Bear for this powerful take on the death penalty and its impact on Iranian society.
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Feature A magnificent real-time performance of a sacred Buddhist sutra, from renowned theatre and opera director Peter Sellars in collaboration with a luminous group of artists.

After Tinashé, a sweet, but lost teenager gets kicked out of home, he moves into his chaotic best friend’s bed whilst attempting to navigate adulthood and love for the first time.

A young girl believes that if she wears body armour she will be as tough as her horse and overcome her bullying dad.
Under the Volcano

UNDER THE VOLCANO is only available as part of the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary Bundle.
The story of Montserrat’s celebrated recording studio and the musicians – including Dire Straits, Elton John and the Police – enticed by its idyllic Caribbean vibe.
Unseen Skies
Documentary Visionary American artist Trevor Paglen attempts his most audacious project yet – a compelling exploration of State and corporate surveillance.
We Have Me
Short High school basketball captain Grant (Carlos Sanson Jr.) faces suspension until Emily (Emily Scerri-Rikkert) steps up with moves that could help them win the dance competition.
When A City Rises
Documentary An urgent and illuminating documentary that tells the story of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests through the eyes of four main characters. F:act Award, CPH:DOX 2021.
When The Camera Stopped Rolling
Documentary Eight years in the making, Jane Castle’s poignant documentary about her filmmaker mother is an intimate mother-daughter story and eye-opening chronicle of women’s roles in the film industry.
Why Not You
Feature Evi Romen’s debut feature tells the sensitive story of Mario, a restless young dancer from a conservative village whose best friend is killed in a deadly attack on a gay bar.
Wild Indian
Feature After covering up the murder of their schoolmate, two cousins are haunted by the consequences decades later in this slow-burning thriller from First Nations filmmaker Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. Sundance 2021.