For three weeks in 2018, some of Australia’s most sunburnt lands and tropical paradises will be transformed into spectacular outdoor movie theatres, showcasing the very best in local short films and ancestral stories as part of the inaugural Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival (NTTFF).
The curated 126-minute program will include 10 quintessentially Territorian short films that reflect the burgeoning crop of regional and Indigenous filmmakers, featuring a breadth of genres including regionally significant dreamtime stories, ‘croc-tastic’ comedies, ‘troppo-noir’ and cultural documentaries.
The NTTFF will host groundbreaking screenings in remote communities including Tangentyere, Ntaria, Mungkarta, Elliot, Borroloola, Beswick, Gunbalanya, Barunga and Binjari. Local filmmakers and young people will have the chance to participate in workshops and see their own creations on the big screen before the program of shorts.
The inaugural program includes acclaimed award-winning films, including four SPARK short film initiative entries – Sumatra, Lured, Snowdrops keep falling on my head (The mystery down under) and DEADLINE – four original works from the Indigenous Short Film Program – Carry The Flag, Finding Maawirrangga, The Greedy Emu and BAKALA, which touch on prevalent cultural issues and finding solace in ancestral locations and Capricornia Film Award gems Nulla Nulla and After Tracy.
When and where: 21 May – 9 June 2018
Alice Springs: Friday 25 May
Tennant Creek: Saturday 26 May
Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine: Sunday 3 June
Kakadu National Park: Saturday 9 June
For more information please visit nttravellingfilmfestival.com.