Travelling Film Festival Newcastle

The Travelling Film Festival is excited to return to Newcastle in 2017! We're bringing the best of Australian and International cinema to Tower Cinemas from 23 - 25 June 2017. 



Tower Cinemas 
183-185 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
PH: (02) 4926 2233



See full TFF program below or download the program here.

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Buy tickets now!

You can purchase tickets for TFF Newcastle by calling us on 02 8220 6600, or by - 

  • Clicking on an individual film below
  • Purchasing a 9-Film Subscription - save 30% off regular ticket prices 
  • Booking a 5-Film Flexipass - save 20% off regular ticket prices
  • Booking tickets through Tower Cinemas via their website or in person.
Tickets can be purchased through TFF via this website or over the phone until 5pm Thursday 22 June. For all other enquiries and bookings after this date, please contact Tower Cinemas, Newcastle.



The Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the New South Wales Government through Screen NSW and is supported by media partner ABC Newcastle and Distinguished Partner Princess Cruises.



Ali's Wedding - Friday 23 June 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 an AWGIE for Best Original Screenplay.

My Life As A Zucchini - Saturday 24 June 1.30pm

An Oscar-nominated Swiss-French stop-motion family animation that’s realistic and life affirming, dealing with real issues in a way that doesn’t patronise or traumatise its audience.

Pop Aye - Saturday 24 June 3.30pm

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.

Ingrid Goes West - Saturday 24 June 6.30pm

Aubrey Plaza is hilarious as awkward loner Ingrid, a social media addict who heads to LA to meet her Instagram idol. Winner of the Sundance Screenwriting Award.

Wind River - Saturday 24 June 8.30pm

Straight from Cannes, this intelligent crime drama with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen is the directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario).

The Teacher - Sunday 25 June 12pm

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

I Am Not Your Negro - Sunday 25 June 2pm

Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, this mesmerising Oscar-nominated film channels the impassioned words of writer James Baldwin, one of the most incisive commentators on race in America.

Holy Air - Sunday 25 June 5pm

In this clever comedy, a Nazareth businessman must negotiate with the holy city’s rulers, gangsters and his own family when he tries one last idea to get rich, selling ‘holy air’.

We Don't Need A Map - Sunday 25 June 7pm

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.