Adelaide Film Festival announces FUND program

Jennifer Kent’s anticipated follow-up to The Babadook, The Nightingale, leads Adelaide Film Festival’s line-up of FUND projects to be screened at the October festival.

The Nightingale is the only Australian film in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival competition and will have its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival. Joining The Nightingale is the in-progress screening of I am Mother, starring Hilary Swank, from Australian director Grant Sputore; She Who Must be Obeyed, Erica Glynn’s documentary about her mother Freda Glynn, photographer and co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association; The Waiting Room, a VR work from Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer; and the six-part spy thriller Pine Gap.

Aisling Franciosi

Funded through the state government, the Adelaide Film Festival FUND supports and showcases new and bold screen works. Some of the 86 projects supported by the FUND over its journey include Girl Asleep, 52 Tuesdays, Snowtown, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country and Samson & Delilah and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country and Ten Canoes.

Hotel Mumbai

Also announced for this year’s festival are the three films that make up the Art on Screen program (Trent Parke and Narelle Autio’s The Art of the Game, Kate Blackmore’s The Woman and the Car and Pia Borg’s The Goatman) and the two films that form the Made in SA stream: Victoria Cocks’s Davi and Luke Wissell’s A Stone’s Throw. These films join the already announced Hotel Mumbai, from Adelaide director Anthony Maras, which will open the festival.

The Adelaide Film Festival runs from Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 21

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