Set in the beautiful backdrop of Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the Noosa International Film Festival aims to become one of Australia’s leading regional film festivals. At its heart, NIFF values the art of storytelling through film and the positive transformation it can have on an individual. To touch lives, to change lives.
Presenting a diverse program of Australian and international feature length films, high quality short films, and inspirational workshops and talks with leading industry experts – NIFF is a film festival for filmmakers and film lovers to enjoy. We invite you to come on this journey. Be inspired, be uplifted, be challenged and be open to see the world differently.
Established in 2015, NIFF screens Australian and international feature length films, high quality short films, and stages inspirational workshops and talks with leading industry experts – for filmmakers and film lovers to enjoy.
Each year the Festival continues to develop its connection to film education through its industry links and provide filmmakers access to networking and film industry experts.
The NIFF Short Film Competition open to filmmakers from all countries and genres offers a platform for emerging professional filmmakers to share the art of storytelling with a discerning cinema audience.
The Noosa International Film Festival is presented across three key festival streams:
- WORLD CINEMA: Australian and international new release feature length films
- SHORT FILM: An international short film competition
- INSIDE CINEMA: filmmaking workshops, meet-ups and talks with industry special guests
NIFF is committed to growing the festival experience and showcasing the region’s best and unique cinema venues across the coastal and hinterland towns of Noosa, Noosaville and Eumundi.
At its heart, NIFF values the art of storytelling through film and the transformation it can have on us individually. To touch lives, to change lives.
We invite you to come on this journey. Be inspired, be uplifted, be challenged and be open to see the world differently.
Message from our Founding Patron
John Seale, Cinematographer ACS ASC
“Movies were the popular art form of the 20th Century and cinema has confirmed its place today as the world’s leading form of entertainment thanks to landmark films like The Mosquito Coast, Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The Firm, Lorenzo’s Oil, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Cold Mountain, The Tourist and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The common thread linking all of these films is Australian master cinematographer John Seale. John has spent a lifetime creating cinematic masterpieces – he won an Academy Award for The English Patient and was nominated for another Oscar® for Mad Max: Fury Road.”
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