An initiative of Screen Hunter, The Real Film Festival (RFF) was first held in Newcastle in 2012, to foster and develop the art of telling true stories through film.
As the festival enters its sixth year, join us from 27 – 29 October 2017 for our most jam-packed program yet, featuring film screenings, short film competitions, open air cinema, development workshops and networking events.
Watch, Learn, Create and Connect at the Real Film Festival, 2017.
- Watch - Be among the first to view a variety of independent Australian feature and short films and documentaries, as they are premiered during the 2017 Real Film Festival. We encourage filmmakers across all ages and skill levels to submit their films for their chance to tell their story and be a part of this year’s program.
- Learn – The program includes an impressive line-up of industry development workshops. Run by key industry figures, this year’s workshops cover topics like ‘Comedy Writing’, ‘Special FX Makeup’, ‘10 advances in iPhones that will change filmmaking’, Filming from a Drone’, ‘Attracting distributors and audiences to your films’ and ‘Storytelling Science’. These workshops will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to help them create their next film project and stay on top of current trends.
- Create – Our short film competitions provides a launch pad for filmmakers of all ages and experience levels to tell their ‘real’ stories and showcase their talents. The competitions are divided into three categories: Primary School (5 to 12yrs), High School (13 to 18yrs) and an Open category (19yrs+).
- Connect – The festival provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded film lovers in a friendly and social environment. Share experiences and meet fellow filmmakers from all walks of life at our official social events, including the opening-night screening and gala.