Fashion, music videos and the workers’ uprising all feature in this jam-packed fortnight of cinema life in the capital. 


Thursday, September 29

Fashfest: Night 1, 6pm at the National Convention Centre

Enjoy a night of fashion, music and film all focused on the themes of Reverie and Furore. Local filmmakers Jonathan Holden and Micael Ortiz will be premiering their short films.


Friday, September 30

Fashfest: Night 2, 6pm at the National Convention Centre

Enjoy a night of fashion, music and film all focused on the themes of Praxis and Limina. Local filmmakers Justene Taylor-Cannon and Sebastian Chan will be premiering their short films.

Clipped : Music Video Festival, 6pm at the National Film & Sound Archive

See Radiohead’s ‘Daydreaming’ music video on 35mm, guest speakers from the ACT and interstate, DJ’s, VJ’s and of course an array of impeccable music videos.


Saturday, October 1

Fashfest: Night 3, 6pm at the National Convention Centre

Enjoy a night of fashion, music and film all focused on the themes of Spectra and Singularity. Local filmmakers The Brothers Robinson and Michael Kosmider will be premiering their short films.


Monday, October 3

Come and enjoy a piece of cinema history as the NFSA screens a new digital print of Sergei Eisenstein’s classic October (Ten Days that Shook the World). It will be shown with a previously unreleased (in Australia) restored original score by Austrian-born composer Edmund Meisel.


Wednesday, October 5

‘Early Winter’ Screening with Q&A, 6:30pm at Dendy

Join Australian writer/director Michael Rowe as he screens his award winning feature Early Winter. Shot entirely in Quebec, Canada the film has already picked up the Venice Film Festival’s ‘Venice Days Award’ and is on track to be nominated for an AACTA award.  

Jumpcuts 3: Jumpcutalypse Now, 7:30pm at The Phoenix

Your local monthly screening of short films 2mins each and with the theme of ‘Cliffhanger’. Includes games, trivia and giveaways!


Friday, October 7

Czech and Slovak Film Festival, 7pm at Arc Cinema

Running over three days, the Czech and Slovak Film Festival is a welcome addition to the Canberra film scene. It has wowed audiences in Melbourne for years and now has the chance to do so here with a range of classic and contemporary films. 


Tuesday, October 11

Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ Premier Screening with Q&A, 7pm at Palace Electric

Fresh off the festival circuit, the film based off Helen Garner’s best selling book, will be kicking off its season with a screening and Q&A session with the director Sotiris Dounoukos.


Wednesday, October 12

Join Leena Van Deventer as she brings her extraordinary work to you in a masterclass of game development and storytelling. This is the third session in a series of four and is sure to teach you something new.


Thursday, October 13

Veterans Film Festival, 6pm at the Australian War Memorial

Now in its second year the Veterans Film Festival will run over three days from October 13 at the Australian War Memorial. Come and see a selection of incredible films exploring all facets of war and its consequences from a collective of global filmmakers.

Environmental Film Festival, 6pm at Palace Electric

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is sure to challenge your way of thinking with screenings, debates and discussions to get the ball rolling. Running over three days, the festival has an impressive line up of films not to be missed.