Melbourne has a wealth of film festivals and film related events coming up before the end of 2016. From film festivals to special screening events, there is never a shortage of things to do for the film aficionado. We’ve written a guide to 5 events we think are worthwhile paying a visit two before the year comes to an end.
1. LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Palace Cinemas are once again hosting the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, ending on the 9th of October. The festival includes award winning films from, by and about Italy. Be sure to catch the closing night event at The Astor Theatre, Palace Cinema Como or Palace Westgarth, where they are screening a restored classic, Roman Holiday.
The Astor Theatre is hosting a screening of Ben-Hur on Sunday the 25th of September in 70mm Print. Don’t miss the chance to view this classic Hollywood feature in this classic Melbourne venue. Details here.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
Beginning on the 29th of September, EFFA is a facilitator of social change and connects audiences to organisations and people that support environmental change. In its 6th year, the event is running until the 7th of October and you can check out our blog post on it here.
4. STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL
Cinema Nova in Carlton are hosting a Stanley Kubrick Film Festival, screening everything from Fear And Desire to Eyes Wide Shut and 2001: A Space Odyssey, the festival has screenings from the 6th of October until the 19th of October. Be sure to catch these classics on the big screen.
5. TOKYO STORY
Swing past ACMI from the 6th of October to catch a screening Toyko Story, the 1953 Japanese film from director Yasujirô Ozu. Hailed as a great achievement in cinematic history, the film still has positive ratings more than 60 years after its release and is a classic of Arthouse and international drama. Purchase tickets here.