Travelling Film Festival Cairns

The Travelling Film Festival has been bringing the best on screen to regional Australia since David Stratton founded it in 1974.

Showcasing a curated program of award-winning titles from around the world, fresh from their screenings at the Sydney Film Festival in June, we hope the festival will continue to delight and entertain Cairns audiences!

 

Venue

Cairns City Cinemas
108 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870
PH: (07) 4031 1077

Program

See full TFF program below or download the PDF.

 

Buy Tickets Now!

Select a film below or purchase a 5-Film Flexipass  or a 12-Film Subscription (inc Opening Night), or a 12-Film Subscription (Sat-Tue). Both subscriptions include Ali's Wedding, either on opening Friday 10 November or Monday 13 November. 

End Credit members are eligible for concession pricing.

Tickets are also available at the box office at Cairns City Cinemas, call (07) 4031 1077.

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Partners

The Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and is supported by ABC Far North.

 


                       

Ali's Wedding - Friday 10 November 7pm

Ali’s arranged marriage is looming, but he loves someone else. What’s a Muslim cleric’s son to do? This Australian comedy won the Foxtel Movies Audience Award for Best Feature at Sydney Film Festival.

Pop Aye - Saturday 11 November 12pm

A downtrodden architect and his long-lost elephant take a road trip across Thailand to find their childhood home in this offbeat and very funny Sundance screenwriting award-winner.

The Other Side of Hope - Saturday 11 November 2.30pm

Aki Kaurismäki's new film is a funny and melancholic tale of the friendship between a Syrian refugee and a Helsinki restaurant-owner. Berlinale Silver Bear winner for Best Director.

Brigsby Bear - Saturday 11 November 5pm

Cannes Critics’ Week’s Closing film is a strange, wonderful comedy starring Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as a man obsessed with a TV show about a bear saving the world.

That's Not Me - Saturday 11 November 7.30pm

An aspiring actor takes advantage of her identical twin sister’s success and fame in this hilarious Australian indie influenced by Girls and Bridesmaids.

Roller Dreams - Sunday 12 November 12pm

Venice Beach, CA, 1984, and the birth of a new phenomenon: roller dancing! The beyond-hip talent draws massive crowds, but politics, money and gentrification conspire to end the dream.

The Teacher - Sunday 12 November 2pm

Zuzana Maurery gives an award-winning performance as an unscrupulous school teacher in this crowd-pleasing dark comedy set in Communist era Czechoslovakia.

Sami Blood - Sunday 12 November 4.30pm

The moving story of a reindeer-herding Sámi girl who severs ties with her family and her culture. An award-winner and hit at the Toronto, Sundance and Venice Film Festivals.

On Body and Soul - Sunday 12 November 7pm

Winner of the Sydney Film Prize, On Body and Soul is about the unconventional romance between two co-workers who discover that each night they have exactly the same dreams.

Lady Macbeth - Monday 13 November 6.30pm

The arranged marriage between beautiful Katherine and wealthy landowner Alexander is the beginning of a gripping and violent psychodrama that's far from a traditional bodice-ripper.

Ali's Wedding - Monday 13 November 8.30pm

Ali’s arranged marriage is looming, but he loves someone else. What’s a Muslim cleric’s son to do? This Australian comedy won the Foxtel Movies Audience Award for Best Feature at Sydney Film Festival.

In the Fade - Tuesday 14 November 6.15pm

Straight from Competition in Cannes, a new thriller from acclaimed director Fatih Akin, in which Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Farewell My Queen) gives a rare German-language performance.

Good Time - Tuesday 14 November 8.30pm

Robert Pattinson gives a career-best performance in this atmospheric crime thriller about a heist gone wrong and a man’s increasingly desperate attempts to free his jailed brother.