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Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2017

Screening the very best in non-fiction cinema from around the world

Antenna Documentary Film Festival returns for its seventh edition from 10-15 October 2017!

Presenting a captivating line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from Australia and around the world, the 2017 program includes 50 films from 20 countries, three film competitions with cash prizes, DocTalk sessions, filmmaker Q&A’s and Gala events.

Opening the festival is FACES PLACES, the latest film from legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda, co-directed with the street artist JR. In this profoundly moving film, the duo travel across rural France creating giant photo installations of the people they meet along the way.

The much anticipated documentary GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI will close the festival. Fresh from its world premiere at TIFF, this intimate film is a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the iconic singer and performer Grace Jones.

Other international highlights include: CITY OF GHOSTS, by Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land), which captures the extraordinary story of a fearless group of journalists who risk their lives to expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city, Sundance Winner DINA, a funny and unconventional love-story between two eccentric, middle-aged neurodivergent souls, and VENUS which explores how a new generation of younger women relate to themselves as sexual beings

Australian documentaries prominently feature at the festival, with an Australian Competition of feature documentaries as well as an Australian Shorts competition. Antenna will also hold special programs and events such as ArtDocs, a collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Arts presenting documentaries by and about artists, Q&A’s with local and international filmmakers, and the annual DocTalk.



Mondays, 7pm to 10pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am to 10pm
Thursdays, 1pm to 10pm
Fridays, 1pm to 12am
Saturdays, 12pm to 1am
Sundays, 12am to 10pm

Tuesday 10 October to Sunday 15 October 2017


Adult: $19.50
Concession: $17.50

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