Adelaide Film Festival launches more Australian features

Mat Kesting, the newish artistic director of the Adelaide Film Festival believes that 'cinemas progresses humanity, one film at a time'. He's giving it a red-hot go here.

The Adelaide Film Festival 2020 joins the Brisbane International Film Festival to create October as Real Audience Month, which we hope is a second act turning point in the pandemic drama. The joy starts tropically on Thursday 1 October to Sunday 11, moving south to Adelaide from Wednesday 14 October to Sunday 25.

There’s been a lot of tension to get to this point. As CEO and artistic director Mat Kesting revealed in an interview with Screenhub, it was a rolling low level nightmare. Since January the AFF has been through no less than five contingency plans, relied on visiting Venice and Toronto last year and just caught Berlin in February. From then on, all choices have been streamed. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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