In blatant Melbourne bias, now that the Melbourne International Film Festival is over, here is a list of film festivals on over the next five to six weeks. You should go see some movies!
Arab Film Festival, currently running until Saturday.
Israeli Film Festival, currently running until 4 September. Also in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Byron Bay.
Czech and Slovak Film Festival, 21 August – 10 September. A theme of resistance and a celebration of Czech and Slovak events. Also taking place in Sydney.
Bayside Film Festival, 27-31 August. I am particularly excited about their youth project where they work with Bayley House and Berendale.
Environmental Film Festival, 4-12 September. Advancing the knowledge and understanding of environmental issues.
Korean Film Festival in Australia, 9-16 September. Also taking place in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide. With a welcome to Hallyuwood and some awesome Korean cinema.
Girls on Film Festival, 12-14 September. Movies by feminists, for feminists. Stories of women and strength.
Italian Film Festival, 17 September – 12 October. Also in Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Byron Bay.
Also the Melbourne Writer’s Festival starts tonight!