CINEMA 360

Cinema 360 is a pop-up planetarium at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct created to showcase the world's best full dome cinema experiences in Darwin for the very first time. Only during DIFF 2017.

The Documentary of Dr G Yunupingu’s Life

A soaring, evocative audio-visual journey into the life, culture and landscapes of one of Australia’s most beloved singers – Dr G Yunupingu.

Fury Road: Black & Chrome & POST-APOCALYPTIC COSTUME PARTY!

Ditching the vibrant colours of the 2015 cinema release, this black-and-white version is director George Miller’s preferred vision of his post-apocalyptic world, set chronologically between Mad Max and The Road Warrior.

Welcome to DIFF

Taking place in the last month of Darwin’s heavenly dry season, the Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual program of films and special events over 11 luscious Top End nights, from 14-24 September in 2017.

Special Events

14th
7.15pm Thu

Asia in Focus, Comedy, Drama, Special Event

OPENING NIGHT GALA: Lipstick Under My Burkha

  Opening Night SOLD OUT. Second screening announced: 7.3opm at BCC Darwin on Sun 24 September. Buy tickets here   Set in the crowded by-lanes ...
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23rd
7.00pm Sat

Indigenous Visions, Special Event

The Documentary of Dr G Yunupingu's Life

  PLEASE NOTE: Seating in the stalls is now sold out. Available seating is in the dress circle only, sight restrictions may apply to these seats. A ...
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16th
4.00pm Sat

Special Event

Live Script Reading

Exclusive to DIFF 2017, come and hear a live script reading of two local drama series that are currently in pre-production. The script read will ...
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24th
7.30pm Sun

Art House, Special Event

Australia New Zealand Drone Film Festival

In the past few years drone technology has revolutionised camera technology, allowing the mind to see what would be impossible by presenting a whole new ...
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20th
7.00pm Wed

Special Event

DIFF Quiz Night

From Arthouse to Grindhouse, Rom-Coms to Zom-Coms, Oscar worthy to Oscar Isaac... Whether you're a movie buff or just watch movies in the buff, test ...
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23rd
5.00pm Sat

Special Event

Australian Cinematography Society NT Awards

Hosted by Ray Martin this gala evening features the best TV, short films, music videos and documentaries shot by NT cinematographers in the past two ...
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23rd
9.30pm Sat

Special Event

Fury Road: Black & Chrome & POST-APOCALYPTIC COSTUME PARTY!

Ditching the vibrant colours of the 2015 cinema release, this black-and-white version is director George Miller’s preferred vision of his post-apocalyptic world, set chronologically between ...
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25th
7.30pm Mon

Indigenous Visions, Special Event

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: The Song Keepers

In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia, a hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by ...
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17th
7.15pm Sun

Independent Cinema, Special Event

SPARK - Short Film Showcase

The Darwin Film Society and Screen Territory are the major sponsors of this bold new initiative. The SPARK Short Film Initiative guides local emerging filmmakers ...
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19th
7.30pm Tue

Cinesonic, Special Event

360º Remix Experiment LIVE - with Ben Walsh

Soak yourself in a special night of immersive live music and film as Ben Walsh (drummer with acclaimed Australian live dance music act The Bird) ...
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20th
6.00pm Wed

Special Event

360º ENVIRONMENT screening with introduction by John Maynard

Coral: Rekindling Venus is a major work for fulldome digital planetariums by acclaimed Australian artist Lynette Wallworth. As part of the  6pm screening on Wednesday 20th September, ...
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23rd
4.15pm Sat

Special Event

360° Film Production: A workshop with Warik Lawrence

Presented by Warik Lawrence, Digital Production Designer for the Melbourne Planetarium (Stories in the Stars). As planetariums worldwide continue to embrace the new frontier of ...
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Full Dome Cinema

Cinema 360 will bring immersive, full-dome planetarium cinema to Darwin with a temporary, pop-up structure situated at Darwin Waterfront Precinct. Pioneered in the 1950s, full dome projection was initially used for educational purposes at planetariums.

More recently, artists, animators and filmmakers have been exploring the technology for its unique cinematic potential.

Space 360º

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe & Stories in the Stars explores a new way of looking at the sky through the stories of the Boorong people.

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Environment 360°

An extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

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ART 360°

Jules Verne Voyages – Three Journeys Through The Impossible is an artistic interpretation of the novels ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ and its sequel ‘Around the Moon’ and Acclaimed digital artist Android Jones, in partnership…

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Music 360°

A visual production inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, join us for a journey through Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall.  Featuring a mesmerising blend of live-action, graphic representation and kaleidoscopic imagery…

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Films

Cinesonic

CINESONIC celebrates the relationship between music and film
through a series of live audiovisual performances.

Art House

VIDEO ART, INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS