Travelling film festival to visit Katherine: 3-5 February

Uluru.

There’s good reason to head to the Territory this summer if you’re not already up there. The incredible Travelling Film Festival is starting its 2012 season up there with stops in places like Darwin and Katherine. Check out this media release from the organiser’s about it below.

Don’t forget also that both Katherine and Darwin are in the VIP Backpackers network. We have plenty of tour offerings for this part of the country. Click here to view the options! but in short they include amazing places like Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Litchfield National Park and Alice Springs.

Travelling Film Festival returns to the Territory – Katherine 3-5 February 2012

The Travelling Film Festival is on the road again; first stop for 2012 is the Northern Territory, screening in Katherine 3-5 February, with six features and three shorts, from seven different countries at Katherine Cinemas 3.  The Travelling Film Festival once again treats regional audiences to the best of Australian and world cinema on the big screen.

Opening Night, Friday 3 February, is French comedy hit The Women on the 6th Floor, set in 1960s Paris starring Fabrice Luchini (Potiche)and Sandrine Kiberlain (Mademoiselle Chambon) as the perfect bourgeois couple whose lives are turned upside down by the lively crowd of Spanish maids living upstairs. Also screening on Opening Night is the short film Two Laps – 2011 Dendy Award Finalist, directed by Owen Trevor.

Closing Night film is Happy, Happy, a sexy Norwegian drama that takes delight in indiscretion and snowy romps. Happy, Happy won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2011 and is a contender for nomination in the 2012 Oscars.

Also screening is the acclaimed Australian feature, The Hunter – a gripping psychological drama set against the backdrop of the majestic Tasmanian wilderness. William Dafoe (The English Patient) stars as Martin, who sets out on a journey to track down the supposedly extinct Tasmanian tiger, featuring local talent Sam Neill (The Piano) Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park) and Morgana Davies (The Tree).

International selections from Sydney Film Festival 2011 include the action-packed family film, set in Rwanda, Africa United (screens with short The Missing Key); romantic comedy from Buenos Aires Medianeras­ (screens with short Tiong Bahru) and multi award winner, the adrenalin-fuelled documentary – Senna.

Tickets on sale now at Katherine Cinemas 3, 20 First Street.

Save over 30% with a full subscription – all six films for just $60 adult, $54 concession.

For full program information pick up a program at the box office or visit sff.org.au – Travelling Film Festival – Katherine

TFF also travels to Darwin 2-5 February and Alice Springs 17 – 20 February. For more information head to sff.org.au – Travelling Film Festival.

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