Australian Music Week '17 drops Film Festival line-up - blog post image

Australian Music Week '17 drops Film Festival line-up

The first ever Australian Music Week Film Festival arrives this October, screening a program of world and Australian premieres across two venues from October 31st until November 3rd. The festival accompanies the annual Australian Music Week conference, which takes place over Sydney’s Cronulla Beach for three days.

The film festival opens with the Aussie premiere for the documentary Take Me To The River, presented in conjunction with the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. In the acclaimed documentary, Terrence Howard narrates the tale of several generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians who have come together to create a historic new album they hope will transcend race and gender differences. The screening takes place at Event Cinemas on George Street at 7.30pm Tuesday, 31st Oct.

The rest of the program takes place at the GU Film House in Cronulla, showcasing filmmakers from Australia as well as around the globe, accompanied with a special short film and music video program to help close out the festival.

November 1st opens with a special program dedicated to women in music, with Play Your Gender (Canada) direct from the Melbourne International Film Festival as well as the world premiere of the Australian documentary Breaking The Mould, which features guest appearances from The Jezabels, Katie Noonan, The Grates, Jebediah, Abbe May, Stonefield, Grace Knight (Eurogliders), Regurgitator, Mia Dyson and Mental As Anything.

"We're thrilled to debut a brand new Australian film festival with such a vibrant selection of music focused films from all over the world. We received thousands of submissions, and our only regret is that we couldn't fit more into the program. I hope everyone finds the time to come out and be the first in Australia – and in some cases the world – to see these powerful and important works." – Larry Heath, Festival Programmer and Director of The National Live Music Awards.

Also, direct from MIFF, the festival will be the first NSW screening of Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey(UK/Australia). Steve Kilbey (The Church) will also be attending the festival, appearing in a special Q&A post screening.

The festival will close with a 30th Anniversary screening of the classic rock documentary Australian Made, which will also be holding a highly anticipated Q&A (more details TBA).

The music video program will focus mainly on our Aussie musicians, with screenings on Friday, Nov. 3rd. Australian musicians featured, include; Confidence Man, Vera Blue, WAAX, CLYPSO, Cosmo Thundercat, Daggy Man, Wet Lips and Hachiku.

The festival has also lined-up a variety of special guest filmmakers for Q&As and introductions. These details will be revealed in coming weeks.

For a full list of feature films, short films, music videos and Q & A’s head HERE.

Tickets to all screenings are on sale now. For bookings and ticketing prices head to for further detail:

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