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Canberra International Film Festival

The Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual film festival held in Canberra, Australia. It is a cinema celebration across an 11-day program in October/November each year. It is a showcase of films from Australia and around the globe.[1]

Canberra International Film Festival
Canberra International Film Festival logo.jpg
LocationNational Film and Sound Archive, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Founded1996
Festival dateOctober/November
Websiteciff.com.au

In addition to screening feature films and documentaries, there is always a suite of additional events such as Q&A sessions, workshops and panel discussions with directors, producers, actors and the broad range of artists involved in the filmmaking process.

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HistoryEdit

The University of Canberra was the initiator of the Canberra International Film Festival.[2] For each Festival from 1996 until 2001, either through its Convocation or directly, the University provided the artistic direction, and was also the promoter, manager and underwriter of the festival.[3]

In 2002, as part of a comprehensive plan to restructure the Canberra International Film Festival and secure its future, ownership was transferred to an Incorporated Association. The Canberra International Film Festival is a not-for-profit organisation supported by local and federal government, corporate sponsors and cultural partners.

Artistic DirectorsEdit

  • Michael Sergi (1996 – 2008)
  • Simon Weaving (2009 – 2012)[4][5]
  • Lex Lindsay (2013 - 2014)
  • Alice Taylor (2016)
  • Andrew Pike (2017)

CIFF Audience AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Canberra International Film Festival
  2. ^ Lam, Vanessa (19 March 2015). "Canberra International Film Festival's coming of age". Now UC. University of Canberra. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ Schumann, Jessica (6 October 2014). "18 years young: Canberra International Film Festival is almost here". Her Canberra. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016.
  4. ^ Dr Simon Weaving, University of Newcastle, retrieved 26 September 2016, Simon was Director of the Canberra International Film Festival from 2009-2012
  5. ^ "Weaving quits film festival". CityNews. 10 December 2012. Archived from the original on 26 September 2016.

Other film festivalsEdit