See the world differently

Welcome to the Noosa International Film Festival


Established in 2015, the Noosa International Film Festival aims to become one of Australia’s leading regional destination film festivals by screening Australian and international feature length films, high quality short films, and staging inspirational workshops and talks with leading industry experts – all set in the beautiful backdrop of Noosa.

In 2016, NIFF made its mark as a quality international film festival showcasing over 130 films from 31 countries across the Noosa region.

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 festival encourages filmmakers from all countries and genres to enter the annual NIFF Short Film Competition.

NIFF is committed to growing the festival experience and showcasing the region’s best and unique cinema venues.

In 2018, NIFF will focus on its international short film competition. With over 200 entries from twenty five countries, the Festival will acknowledge the art and dedication of short filmmaking with two days of short film screenings.

NIFF 2018 will also deliver World Cinema feature films and Workshops with special guests, over 4 days, 5 venues across the coastal and hinterland towns of Noosa, Noosaville and Eumundi.

From the entertaining to the educational, inspirational to thought-provoking, comedic to ironic, NIFF will present cinematically amazing Australian and international content across Noosa venues. 

So come, look through our lens and see the world differently.


John Seale

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.