The Travelling Film Festival Is Coming to Newcastle / by Brooke Tunbridge

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The Travelling Film Festival (TFF), Australia's longest running travelling film festival is heading to Newcastle this month. The festival showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films.  The festival will be in Newcastle from the 22nd- 24th June 2018.

The TFF was founded in 1974 by David Stratton and is committed to providing audiences in regional Australia with access to films they would otherwise not have the opportunity to see on the big screen.

The TFF presents cinema in a festival environment and promotes a film experience that encourages debate, community involvement and interaction.


The TFF travels all around Australia and creates a program specific to each location. Films are chosen in consultation with the cinema and/or local film society and where possible, are selected from the previous Sydney Film Festival program with an emphasis on diversity of style, mood and country of origin.

You can read more on the TFF history, including photos, stories, and essays from past Travelling Film Festival programmers, in Sydney Film Festival 1954 to Now: A Living Archive.

There's a total of 9 films that will be shown in Newcastle, one on the opening night  (22nd June), four on Saturday (23rd June) and four on Sunday (24th June).

The Breaker Upperers and the opening night reception on Friday 22nd June at 7pm is selling fast. The film features New Zealand directors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami starring as best friends who run an unconventional business breaking up couples for cash.

You can find programs scattered around Newcastle, I found my copy in Monella on Darby Street. Tower Cinemas will definitely have the right information if you're around there.


For information on ticketing and the program, visit the TFF website.