The Real Film Festival (RFF) is a 3-day film event in Newcastle NSW.
The RFF was created to foster and develop the art of storytelling real events through film.
The festival’s niche and core differentiator is films based on true stories. The RFF comprises of documentary and independent feature film screenings, 12 industry development workshops, 2 panel discussions, Q&A's and 3 short film competitions.
To enter your film head to our FilmFreeway page before September 15, 2017.
The festival was also designed to educate and inspire film-making and its associated disciplines amongst the local industry and wider community to help stimulate and promote activity in the film, digital & arts sectors.
Point of difference
The Real Film Festival (RFF) differs from other film festivals in several ways.
- Films are based on real events
- Independent film focus
- The festival’s, “Watch, Learn & Create” philosophy
- Watch = Screenings
- Learn = Workshops and Networking Events
- Create = Short Film Competitions
- Watch - This year we will be screening a variety of Australian feature film premieres, and a selection of short films and documentaries. While all formats offer the audience an entertaining experience, the short films have proven to be inspirational to our emerging film makers. The program encourages individuals, educational institutions and groups to submit films to be considered for inclusion in the festivals program.
- Learn – A combination of industry workshops and networking events.
The skills development workshops are run by some of the industry’s best practitioners and include topics like: ‘conceptualisation’, ‘script writing, ‘composition and lighting for camera’, ‘editing’ and ‘acting for screen’ through to ‘portable filmmaking’, ‘sound mixing & design’ and ‘directing’ and a whole host more. The workshops give participants the tools and knowledge to help them create their next film project and keep abreast of current trends. The workshops will be held at the Hunter Street TAFE on Friday October 21 from 9am. The opening-night screening and networking party gives students, filmmakers and film lovers the opportunity network and come together in an enjoyable social environment.The RFF is committed to industry development, networking and creating initiatives that connect schools, emerging filmmakers and the local industry with established Australian film industry practitioners.
- Create - The Short Film Competition provides an incentive and the opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to tell their stories and showcase their talents. The initiative has ignited an interest in the relationship between filmmaking and story telling and is divided into three categories: Primary School (5 to 12yrs), High School (13 to 18yrs) and an Open category (19yrs+).