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2018 Adelaide Film Festival Full Program Launch (12 September 2018)

September 12 2018

The mighty Adelaide Film Festival today unveiled the full 2018 program for 10-21 October with more than 130 features, documentaries, animation, shorts, VR, installation and moving image works. From the hotly anticipated to the visually sublime, the effortless comedy to the edge-of-your seat thrillers, the auteurs and masters to the emerging voices of world cinema, ADL Film Fest’s #youmustsee program is a curated selection of cinematic delights. 

The program is positively brimming with premieres - 17 World Premieres, 30 Australian Premieres, 75 South Australian Premieres - and action-packed with zombies, artists, comedians, divas, musicians, liars, adventurers, dancers, climbers, ghosts, terrorists, lovers, the world game…and dogs.  A long-time champion of Australian cinema, 44% of the films are Australian, and 22 were created in South Australia. 

ADL Film Fest Artistic Director and CEO Amanda Duthie said “It is thrilling to unveil this exceptional program of films and screen works #youmustsee. We have the big winners from Venice, the newest works from auteurs and big stars, and new and innovative experiences for our audience. The festival will feature not only the world’s most anticipated films but will also provide a platform for local emerging filmmakers and excitingly, 44% of the films are directed by a woman showcasing a breadth of screen storytelling voices. I am particularly proud of the ADL Film Fest FUND films including The Nightingale and Hotel Mumbai which this week, have already proven their world-class standing.”

Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni said “South Australia’s film industry is a vital creative industry to the state’s economy. It provides new career opportunities and fosters business attraction and the Marshall-Liberal Government is committed to supporting this industry to grow and be successful. The Adelaide Film Festival program announced today showcases the exemplary work of our local screen professionals and will ensure the Festival will again be an internationally acclaimed event.”

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