A scene from Melody.
A scene from Melody. Contributed.

All-premiere line up for inaugural Noosa Film Festival

MORE than 140 short and feature length films will be shown across the coastal and hinterland towns of Noosa, Eumundi, Pomona and Cooroy during the Noosa International Film Festival which will run from November 3-6.

Festival director Peter Chenoweth said the quality of the inaugural program had surpassed expectations for the festival's first year.

"I believe it is an exciting opportunity to place Noosa and the Sunshine Coast on the global film festival circuit."

The festival will screen an all-premiere line up of feature films, including the Australian premiere of Belgium film Melody, starring Australian actress Rachael Blake.

It will be shown at Noosa BCC Cinemas on Friday, November 4, with Blake set to attend

Also on the bill is one of the great cinematographers, Academy Award-winning John Seale, who is revered for his work on films such as Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and, more recently, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Mr Seale will present the Inside Cinema event at The J Noosa, bringing guests up close and personal to the art of cinematography and a life spent making landmark films.

Also not to be missed are the 13 sessions of short films from around the world, as well as the home-grown Ecoflicks short film competition on Sunday, November 6, at the Cooroy State School Hall.

For the full program, tickets and passes visit niff.com.au.


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