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NEWCASTLE
LAKE MACQUARIE
MAITLAND
PORT STEPHENS
NEWCASTLE
LAKE MACQUARIE
MAITLAND
PORT STEPHENS

WELCOME TO THE REAL FILM FESTIVAL

15 NOVEMBER – 5 DECEMBER 2019

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens

The Real Film Festival starts the 2019 Summer with a bang, transforming spaces in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens with bold films of real stories and cutting-edge documentaries.

More than any other film festival, the Real Film Festival defines the Hunter’s personality. For over seven years, the festival program has presented films by independent international, national and local storytellers whose presence at the festival creates a buzz and honesty; a world class event right on our doorstep! Screen industry professionals who have shared their stories and expertise have included; Don McAlpine, Jillian Armstrong, Jeff Julian, Tony Buckley, David Caesar, Jason Van Genderen, Vanessa Alexander, Ian Hamilton, Scott Roberts, Paige Badenoch, Rachel Blake, Zac Garred, Anthony Marsh and William Ward to name a few.

The Real Film Festival’s contemporary programming positions it as one of Australia’s leading documentary film festivals – a real place for emerging independent filmmakers from which to launch their careers and an injection of cultural innovation into the local community to entertain increasingly socially aware and savvy audiences. The Real Film Festival is the region’s only event which celebrates the art of storytelling through film.

WATCH

A wide range of documentary and independent short and feature-length film screenings

LEARN

18 industry development workshops, 1 Masterclass, 2 panel discussions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

CREATE

Share your story in our short film competitions

CONNECT

Film makers, film lovers and community connect to share stories, network or socialise at friendly cultural events

FILMS

SOLD OUT – In My Blood It Runs

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS NOW BEEN SOLD OUT The festivities kick off [...]

Green Light

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No longer accepting bookings for this event Green Light explores [...]

Animals

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No longer accepting bookings for this event A fierce and [...]

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WORKSHOPS / PANEL DISCUSSIONS / MASTERCLASS

VIEW ALL WORKSHOPS / PANEL DISCUSSIONS / MASTERCLASS

MEET THE FILMMAKERS

The 2019 Real Film Festival brings a collection of amazing filmmakers to the Hunter. Some of the people you can expect to meet are Don McAlpine, Michael Cox, Tim Crosbie, Lisa Scott, Scott Hartley, Ben Simons, Ned Donohoe and Larissa Behrendt, just to name a few.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers play an integral role in the coordination of the Festival and are an important part of our team. If you have dedication, enthusiasm and want to be part of something special, then join our fabulous team at this year’s festival.

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BECOME A PATRON

The Real Film Festival is the Hunter regions community film festival. When you become a patron you provide vital support in ensuring the festivals longevity. Take a leading role in the future of the Real Film Festival (RFF) and show your support.

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