The coming months are a travelling film buff's dream, as film festivals all over the country pop up celebrating both international and local film. Wherever in the country your travels may take you, there is sure to be festival nearby - or at least only a few hours drive away. We've located some of the top film festivals around Australia for you to include in your itineraries - so without further ado, here are the nominees for this year's best in film.
Revelation International Film Festival, Perth When: July 3-13, 2014
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne When: July 31 - August 17, 2014
Canberra International Film Festival, Canberra When: October 23 - November 9, 2014
Celebrating its eighteenth year on the scene, this year the Canberra International Film Festival boasts 18 days of incredible cinema.
Always mysterious, this film festival keeps audiences on their toes as we all wait in wonder as to which films will be featured in the coming year. If 2013 is anything to go by, the event will be sure to display some of the finest pieces of international and local film of the year, as well as Q&A sessions and panel discussions with actors, producers, directors, and other individuals playing an integral part in the process of filmmaking.
Last year, 63 films from across 31 countries were featured in the schedule, and audiences were thrilled by an eclectic mix of feature and documentary film. Artistic Director Lex Lindsay again promises to deliver the best in comedic, dramatic and documentary offerings from around the world.
Top Picks: You'll have to wait and see!
Whether you are visiting Perth, Victoria or Canberra sometime over the next six months, be sure to head along to one of the magnificent festivals being held around the country. If you are a diehard film buff or just looking for some quality entertainment, there's something for everyone at all of these festivals - you just need to choose which one!