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Antenna Documentary Film Festival

48 thought-provoking documentaries from 23 countries, connecting Sydneysiders with the world through real life stories.

Antenna is Australia’s international documentary film festival, with a line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from the past year. This year’s program includes 48 films from 23 different countries.

The festival provides Sydneysiders with the opportunity to connect with the wider world through stories that range from the humourous to the shocking, the real to the surreal, the previously unknown and unseen, to the commonalities of human experience. The festival program is also made up of 3 film competitions, Q&As, masterclasses by local and international guests, industry forum DocTalk at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and other special events.

World premieres include the City of Sydney supported film, The Eviction (FKA On The Rocks) about Millers Point – location of the Sirius Building. It follows local residents, and best friends since birth, Bob and Barney, who as the stress of eviction looms, put it all on the line to save their community.

Amongst the many international highlights, there are startling and anticipated films like Aquarela by renowned director Victor Kossakovsky, which will take viewers on a deeply cinematic, continent-crossing journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of the earth’s most precious resource, following its world premiere at Venice.

There’s also a retrospective program from acclaimed and visiting provocative Russian director now exiled to Latvia, Vitaly Mansky, whose latest film Putin’s Witnesses opens the festival.

Festival tickets are on sale now, with multi-passes also available. Don’t miss out!

Visit the website for full program of films, talks and events.



249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia


Every day, 10am to 11pm

Tuesday 9 October to Sunday 14 October 2018


Concession: $17.50
Full: $20.00
Multi-Pass - 5 Films: $90.00
Multi-Pass - 10 Films: $165.00

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