Now, on the cusp of its first decade, DIFF is well on its way to becoming a film festival utterly unique to Australia’s tropical north.
This year we have been more conscious than ever of making the festival something that rings true for our community and extended community of nearest neighbours. With DIFF we aim to seek out and showcase the diversity of talent on our doorstep while simultaneously celebrating our unbeatable outdoor evening culture, the kind of which you can only enjoy in the tropics. As such, 80% of our program consists of films from the Australasia region, with 70% of film screenings and events occurring under the stars.
The program combines three primary strands in a broader tapestry including vibrant live performances, insightful Q&As, and fun late night events. New Territory refers to the NT film industry, Neighbour Asia includes
diverse array of new releases from our closest continent with a focus on Southeast Asia, and Festival Faves ensures DIFF continues to include some of the most talked-about new films on the international scene.
We here at Darwin Film Society are very proud about this year’s DIFF and look forward to sharing it with you. So come down and join us as we kick back with a cold beverage to a great flick – see you there!
Chair, Darwin Film Society