Special Events

DIFF Opening Night: Exit Through The Gift Shop

***DIFF OPENING NIGHT***
Tickets include a welcome drink and entertainment.

*Gates open at 6:00 pm
*Catering: Flavours of Damascus from 6:00 pm
*DIFF Sunsets Featuring KUYA JAMES X EMCILLE - from 6:15 pm

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EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
A Banksy Film.

The world's first Street Art disaster movie. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop is the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur filmmaker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

DIFF Opening Night: Exit Through The Gift Shop

***DIFF OPENING NIGHT***
Tickets include a welcome drink and entertainment.

*Gates open at 6:00 pm
*Catering: Flavours of Damascus from 6:00 pm
*DIFF Sunsets Featuring KUYA JAMES X EMCILLE - from 6:15 pm

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EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
A Banksy Film.

The world's first Street Art disaster movie. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop is the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur filmmaker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
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BBQ Sessions followed by Mystery Road

***SPECIAL EVENT***

Gates open at 5:30pm

5:30 pm Foldback Magazine Presents the BBQ Sessions
*Hosted by AMY HETHERINGTON and DANIELLE ANDREWS
*Featuring STEVIE JEAN + DAVE GARNHAM AND THE REASONS TO LIVE

There’s nothing that goes hand in hand better than a weekend BBQ with good tunes in the dry season, right?! The Foldback BBQ sessions do more than fold that bread right around that snag, Foldback are dishing up a sizzling assortment of Territory music served in a slice of the best in Top End comedy. It's live, it's local and there’s no shortage of chilli sauce!

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8:00 pm: MYSTERY ROAD

Indigenous cowboy detective Jay Swan returns to his outback home town, to solve the murder of a teenage girl whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town.
Alienated from both the white dominated police force and his own community, Jay stands alone in his determination to fight back for his town and his people.

BBQ Sessions followed by Mystery Road

***SPECIAL EVENT***

Gates open at 5:30pm

5:30 pm Foldback Magazine Presents the BBQ Sessions
*Hosted by AMY HETHERINGTON and DANIELLE ANDREWS
*Featuring STEVIE JEAN + DAVE GARNHAM AND THE REASONS TO LIVE

There’s nothing that goes hand in hand better than a weekend BBQ with good tunes in the dry season, right?! The Foldback BBQ sessions do more than fold that bread right around that snag, Foldback are dishing up a sizzling assortment of Territory music served in a slice of the best in Top End comedy. It's live, it's local and there’s no shortage of chilli sauce!

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8:00 pm: MYSTERY ROAD

Indigenous cowboy detective Jay Swan returns to his outback home town, to solve the murder of a teenage girl whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town.
Alienated from both the white dominated police force and his own community, Jay stands alone in his determination to fight back for his town and his people.
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Closing Night: Bbq Sessions + Looky Looky

***DIFF CLOSING NIGHT***
Tickets include a welcome drink and entertainment.

*Gates open at 5:30 pm
5:30 pm Foldback Magazine Presents the BBQ Sessions
*Hosted by AMY HETHERINGTON and DANIELLE ANDREWS
*Featuring RACHEL RACHEL + EAST JOURNEY

There’s nothing that goes hand in hand better than a weekend BBQ with good tunes in the
dry season, right?! The Foldback BBQ sessions do more than fold that bread right around
that snag, Foldback are dishing up a sizzling assortment of Territory music served in a slice of the best in Top End comedy. It's live, it's local and there’s no shortage of chilli sauce!


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LOOKY LOOKY HERE COMES COOKY
in-cinema world premiere with post-screening Q&A with director STEVEN MCGREGOR.

A fresh, funny and provocative look at the Cook legend from a First Nations' perspective. We debunk the myth Cook “discovered” Australia. Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky features a specially created songline that travels across the country. The film creates a songline for 21st century Australia - of spirituality, connection to country, resistance and survival.

Six diverse and distinctive new commissions in Indigenous Language and English come together to create a new songline – one of cultural resistance and survival.

The film features outstanding Indigenous music producer Daniel Rankine P.K.A. Trials (founding member of AB Original) as well as Indigenous singer/songwriters Mo’Ju, Alice Skye, Kev Carmody, Birdz, Fred Leone and Mau Power, a diverse group of performers known for their powerful music and political voice.

The weaver of the story is outstanding poet and performer – Steven Oliver. He connects the songline as he travels the land interrogating Cook’s legacy, and revealing Indigenous perspectives of the mysterious Cooky. His question- in the year 2020, does Australia have a blurred history of Cook?

Closing Night: Bbq Sessions + Looky Looky

***DIFF CLOSING NIGHT***
Tickets include a welcome drink and entertainment.

*Gates open at 5:30 pm
5:30 pm Foldback Magazine Presents the BBQ Sessions
*Hosted by AMY HETHERINGTON and DANIELLE ANDREWS
*Featuring RACHEL RACHEL + EAST JOURNEY

There’s nothing that goes hand in hand better than a weekend BBQ with good tunes in the
dry season, right?! The Foldback BBQ sessions do more than fold that bread right around
that snag, Foldback are dishing up a sizzling assortment of Territory music served in a slice of the best in Top End comedy. It's live, it's local and there’s no shortage of chilli sauce!


*** *** ***

LOOKY LOOKY HERE COMES COOKY
in-cinema world premiere with post-screening Q&A with director STEVEN MCGREGOR.

A fresh, funny and provocative look at the Cook legend from a First Nations' perspective. We debunk the myth Cook “discovered” Australia. Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky features a specially created songline that travels across the country. The film creates a songline for 21st century Australia - of spirituality, connection to country, resistance and survival.

Six diverse and distinctive new commissions in Indigenous Language and English come together to create a new songline – one of cultural resistance and survival.

The film features outstanding Indigenous music producer Daniel Rankine P.K.A. Trials (founding member of AB Original) as well as Indigenous singer/songwriters Mo’Ju, Alice Skye, Kev Carmody, Birdz, Fred Leone and Mau Power, a diverse group of performers known for their powerful music and political voice.

The weaver of the story is outstanding poet and performer – Steven Oliver. He connects the songline as he travels the land interrogating Cook’s legacy, and revealing Indigenous perspectives of the mysterious Cooky. His question- in the year 2020, does Australia have a blurred history of Cook?
MORE / TRAILER