After a jam-packed program of screenings, events and workshops, Canberra International Film Festival invites you to our Closing Night at the National Film and Sound Archive. Join us once more in the Arc Cinema for an acclaimed international screening. Afterwards, drinks will be flowing in the NFSA courtyard as we declare ‘that’s a wrap’ for another year.
Once every year, traveling cinemas bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who all bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. Co-directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya draw on their own cherished experiences growing up with the travelling cinemas to bring a palpable quality to this charming and significant documentary.
Presenting local shorts before our feature films at CIFF
CENTREPIECE (2016, 7 mins) dir. Hassan Bajwa