WELCOME TO THE REAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November
Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November
Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens
The 2020 RFF are busy working behind the scenes with the aim of bringing you an online festival this year. Feel free to follow us on our socials or subscribe to our enews to keep up to date with the festival.
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.
A wide range of documentary and independent short and feature-length film screenings
18 industry development workshops, 1 Masterclass, 2 panel discussions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers
Share your story in our short film competitions
Film makers, film lovers and community connect to share stories, network or socialise at friendly cultural events