It’s that time again! The Canberra International Film Festival returns for this, it’s 20th year. Festival director Alice Taylor, promises there’ll be a sustained focus on local filmmakers (yay for all of us!).

The festival will premiere local Sci-Fi epic Blue World Order, as well as screening the winner of the Canberra Short Film Festival, six films made for FASHFEST 2016 and four films by local student filmmakers.

Along with the locals, there’ll be foreign films from Hungary, Japan, Argentina and India on display, some classics, and several fantastic films with female directors.

To view the whole program and list of events, jump over to CIFF’s brand new website.

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No Holds Barr’d: ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr makes a surprise cameo in the Blue World Order trailer.