Darwin International Film Festival

Darwin International Film Festival returns

The Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) returns to the big screen from 2-9 May 2021. Featuring a carefully curated collection of outstanding and award-winning films from Australia and the world, DIFF also includes the Capricornia Film Awards and the NT Screen Summit.

The Summit is an opportunity for Territory filmmakers to build lasting networks with colleagues in the national film industry and exchange knowledge and skills.

Supported by the Northern Territory Government through the Northern Territory Major Events Company, DIFF features 19 films from 14 countries. Two Territory documentaries feature on the line-up, Wild Things, a stirring look at a new generation of environmental activists, and Under a Pagan Sky, which follows Australian Druids and Witches as they navigate the challenges that come with practising their nature-based religion.

Other titles include My Name is Gulpilil, an extraordinary documentary about the life of legendary Territory actor David Gulpilil, and family film and animated adventure Yakari, A Spectacular Journey.

For the fourth consecutive year DIFF also includes the Spark Film Initiative, which showcases a collection of short films by local emerging talent. This year, the theme is intergenerational relationships, and shorts include Desert Metal Dreaming, about Chris Wallace, front man for the loudest band in the desert, and A Dancer for all Seasons, featuring talented choreographer Gary Lang.

To find out what’s on when, click here.