Features

  • Extended Box Office Hours

    To help you with your ticket and Festival Pass purchases for the Darwin International Film Festival, we will open our Box Office for the below extended hours. 

    Come and see us to select your Festival Pass movies, or ask us any questions about the Festival: how do you pick the movies, what’s your favourite movie on the program, which tickets are selling fast, what can I eat at Deckchair?

    You ask it, we’ ll answer it!

    Mon 15 Sept:     12 noon to 5.30pm 
    Tues 16 Sept:    12 noon to 5.30pm 
    Wed 17 Sept:     12 noon to 5.30pm 
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  • The Infinite Man - OPENING NIGHT

    Hit from SXSW and the international film circuit, our Opening Night film The Infinite Man is an Australian comedy-romance that breathes new life into time travel.

    Opening Night on Wednesday 17 September will be a celebration of film culture at Deckchair Cinema with wine tasting, Bob Plasto Screen Award presentation, and a special presentation of Yirrkala’s The Mulka Project short film Galka by Ishmael Marika.

    Ishmael will join us after the films for a Q&A to talk about his process of making Galka, his storytelling style, and his experience filmmaking.

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  • FESTIVAL PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

    Get the best value movie tickets in town with a DIFF Festival Pass.

    6 film pass and a full 13 Film Festival Pass available.

    Check out our prices, which equals the value of freebie tickets for you!

    Festival Passes 6 FILM PASS**** SEE ALL 13 FILMS!
    Adult $80 $130
    Concession** $60 $100
    Members $50 $85
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  • 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.

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  • DECKCHAIR OPENS AT 6PM FOR DIFF!

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ANNOUNCED

    Bringing you the latest in international films, we are proud to announce our Australian premieres 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

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Program

The Infinite Man - OPENING NIGHT

(MA15+) 106M
2014, Hugh Sullivan, Australia

20,000 Days on Earth

(MA15+) 97M
2014, Iain Forsyth | Jane Pollard, UK

Locke

(MA15+) 84M
2014, Steven Knight, UK

Screen Territory Grants Information Session


Fell with director Q&A

(MA15+) 100M
2014, Kasimir Burgess, Australia