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2005 Adelaide Film Festival

The 2nd Adelaide Film Festival took place in Adelaide, Australia, from 18 February to 3 March 2005.[1] Katrina Sedgwick was again Festival Director.

2005 Adelaide Film Festival
2005 Adelaide Film Festival poster.jpg
Opening filmLook Both Ways
Closing filmTen Canoes
LocationAdelaide, Australia
AwardsDon Dunstan Award (Dennis O'Rourke)
Directed byKatrina Sedgwick
Festival date18 February-3 March 2005

Dennis O'Rourke received the 2005 Don Dunstan Award[2][3][4] for his contribution to the Australian film industry.

The poster this year depicts two children shining a light on the festival theme, Image is Everything.[5]

The festival opened with Look Both Ways[6][7] directed by Sarah Watt, the first feature to be funded through the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund,[8] and closed with Ten Canoes[6] directed by Rolf de Heer.



Adelaide was the first Australian festival to "pursue a production agenda. The event’s integration with local and regional industries brought it into line with the model adopted by several major Asian festivals such as Hong Kong and Pusan."[9]

The second Adelaide Film Festival began an association with the highly successful Italian children's festival, the Giffoni Film Festival, which showcases new films to panels of young film critics. The Giffoni Film Festival was set up in 1971, in Salerno, by Claudio Gubitosi, who was then 18. It has been so successful it has been exported to other parts of Europe and North America, including Los Angeles, where actor Jon Voight is involved. The 2005 Adelaide Film Festival attracted the Giffoni to Adelaide and the director "hopes it will be a permanent association".[10]

In the second of two programmed lectures, special guest film scholar David Bordwell described the second biannual Adelaide Film Festival as one of the most friendly and rewarding festivals he has experienced.[11]

The 2005 festival incorporated the Australian International Documentary Conference 2005 (AIDC) "at a moment when documentary is in the ascendancy."[9]


Don Dunstan Award

The Don Dunstan Award was won by Dennis O'Rourke.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Arts Projects Australia ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2005. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Adelaide Film Festival (30 August 2013) Don Dunstan Award Recipient Announced. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b CameraWork (21 January 2005) Dennis O'Rourke to Receive Don Dunstan Award at AFF 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b Ronin Films Dennis O'Rourke. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  5. ^ Internode (10 January 2005) Adelaide Film Festival Announces Presenting Sponsor - Internode. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b Hawker, Philippa (27 February 2007). "Festival fast attaining classic status". The Age. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  7. ^ Edwards, Dan (1 May 2005). "All the right moves". Real Time. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  8. ^ Adelaide Film Festival, Look Both Ways. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  9. ^ a b Edwards, Dan (1 December 2004). "Adelaide pushes the festival frontier". Real Time. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  10. ^ The Age (22 November 2004) Adelaide broadens its vision. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  11. ^ Redwood, Thomas (1 April 2005). "To the Distant Insider: A Local's Guide to the 2005 Adelaide Film Festival". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 10 February 2015.

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