Bringing you the latest in international films, we are proud to announce our Australian premiere for DIFF!

    The Little House, or Chiisai Ouchi, is an adaptation of an acclaimed novel where a woman looks back on her family’s life and a clandestine affair in an upper middle-class Tokyo household before and during WWII.

    Tuesday 23 September @ 7.15pm

  • Pole Top Rescue part of Festival line up

    MORE than just the movies, Deckchair Cinema is presenting live music and bar from 6pm over the next 7 nights for the Darwin International Film Festival. Come for an after work ale and our Festival chill zone before the movies.

    Thurs 18 Sept – Pole Top Rescue, before Nick Cave doco 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, and LOCKE
    Fri 19 Sept – Ill Starred Captain before FELL with director Q&A, and WE ARE THE BEST!
    Sat 20 Sept – Robbie Mills Collective before Argentian film THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER, and HUMAN CAPITAL 
    Sun 21 Sept – California Sunshine before Iranian star gazer SEPIDEH, and RUIN
    Mon 22 Sept – Guitar soloist Aaron Clement before TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, and STILL OUR COUNTRY
    Tues 23 Sept – Arafura Wind Ensemble before Australian premiere THE LITTLE HOUSE
    Wed 24 Sept CLOSING NIGHT with WA artists China Doll before Jazz biopic WALTZ FOR MONICA

  • FELL Director Coming to DIFF

    Straight off the back of acclaimed screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and screenings at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) Fell and director Kasimir Burgess will be coming to Darwin on Friday 19 September.

    Kasimir Burgess’s debut film which looks at a man’s painful journey through grief and revenge is set against the pained hues of the Australian bush (shot in the Yarra Valley).

    Hailed as one of the best Australian films of this year, don’t miss this film screening at Deckchair Cinema as part of the Darwin International Film Festival for one night only.


    Deckchair Cinema is opening early for the nightly Darwin International Film Festival screenings from 17-24 September with live entertainment before each film!

    Join us at our lawn bar for tap beer, and we’ll have an added assortment of food vendors to tantalise your taste buds.

  • Film and TV workshops @ DIFF

    In a series of panels and workshops throughout the day on Sunday 21 September, filmmakers and enthusiasts will hear, learn about, and experience filmmaking firsthand.

    Covering a range of topics from new film and television technology, animation techniques, local productions in development, screenwriting, guest speakers and a panel discussion on the future of the screen industry in the Top End this day will be a forum for the exchange of ideas and is bound to provide something for every level of filmmaker from enthusiast to professional.

    These workshops are proudly supported by sponsors including the Darwin Film Society, Screen Territory, FATANT, and Charles Darwin University.