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The diverse and acclaimed program has been selected especially for Northern River audiences, giving them an exclusive look at films they won’t catch anywhere else. The lineup includes the top prize winners at the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, the tense mystery Anatomy of a Fall and the hilarious and heart-warming Scrapper .

Award-winning filmmakers will also be there in person to present their films, including Vince Sheehan the producer of the new Australian film Shayda which opens the Festival. This highly praised new film about an Iranian migrant’s efforts to protect her daughter was executive produced by Cate Blanchett.

Director Victoria Singh-Thompson will also be in attendance with her prize-winning short film 14 in February , one of three entertaining Australian short films playing at the Festival. It will screen with the sell-out sensation at festivals around the world, Smoke Sauna Sisterhood , the intimate documentary that shares the powerful Estonian tradition of women revealing naked truths, as they share, heal, laugh and cry together in a remote smoky sauna deep in the Estonian woods.

More global stories right at your local cinema include Let the River Flow , a Norwegian-set film sharing a turning point in the history of the indigenous Sámi people in 1979, Riceboy Sleeps , a multi-award winning and deeply heartfelt migrant story of a Korean mother and son, and Perfect Days , the Tokyo-set charmer from director Wim Wenders, complete with possibly the best rock music playlist ever on film, including Lou Reed and Van Morrison.

Tickets are from $14.50 – or save even more with a pass to multiple films! Tickets on sale now at www.sff.org.au/tff/program/murwillumbah.

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