Stunning footage from travelling film fest
THE Travelling Film Festival, the regional tour of Sydney Film Festival, will bring Australian director Benjamin Gilmour to Nambour on Saturday for festival favourite Jirga.
Gilmore will introduce the screening, and engage in an audience Q&A afterwards.
Risking kidnapping and constantly in fear for his life, director Benjamin Gilmour shot Jirga entirely in war-torn Afghanistan with a camera bought at a Pakistani shopping mall.
The winner of the $100K CinefestOZ 2018 Film Prize, and this year’s Oscar entry for foreign language film, is an emotional story of forgiveness, shot under perilous circumstances and with a hastily re-written script when the promised funding fell through due to political sensitivity.
“Benjamin’s courage and determination to create
Jirga really shows his passion for filmmaking,” festival manager Karina Libbey said.
“Don’t miss your chance to catch this riveting film and join us afterwards to hear the thrilling story in full at his Q&A.”
The Travelling Film Festival, started by David Stratton in 1974, tours 18 regional locations year round, including six Queensland centres, nine in New South Wales and three in the Northern Territory.
Program highlights include: 2018 Sydney Film Festival Winner The
Heiresses, a rare gem from Paraguay; the awardwinning story of enduring love in frozen Siberia, Ága,
from Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov; and Wajib –
The Wedding Invitation ,a warm comedy following the lives of Palestinians living in Israel, starring real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri.
The Travelling Film Festival Nambour will be held from Friday–Sunday, November 2–4, at the Majestic Cinemas Nambour.
For ticket inquiries, contact Sydney Film Festival on 02 8220 6600 or book online at sff.org.au/nambour.
Jirga director Benjamin Gilmour will head to Nambour this weekend.