Gala night set for Screen­wave

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

ARE you ready for 15 days of progressive and com­pre­hen­sive films from all over the coun­try?

Screen­wave In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val is back and the pub­lic is in­vited to cel­e­brate the launch with more than 50 films from 18 coun­tries set to screen in nearly 90 ses­sions in Coffs Har­bour and Bellingen.

On Fri­day, De­cem­ber 15, lo­cals are in­vited to cel­e­brate the un­veil­ing of the films pro­gram over canapes and drinks.

The un­veil­ing will be fol­lowed by the screen­ing of That’s Not Me ,a charm­ing Aus­tralian com­edy fea­tur­ing a twin role played by ac­tor and writer Alice Fo­ulcher, a for­mer Coffs lo­cal and Bishop Druitt Col­lege pupil who works be­tween Mel­bourne and Hol­ly­wood.

Fo­ulcher will be joined by the film’s di­rec­tor, Gre­gory Erd­stein, to in­tro­duce the film at the Jetty Me­mo­rial The­atre and an­swer au­di­ence ques­tions in a post-screen­ing Q&A.

In ad­di­tion to the SWIFF 2018 films pro­gram, there will be an im­mer­sive art ex­pe­ri­ence open to the com­mu­nity.

SWIFF Light Box will see mov­ing-im­age art­works light­ing up build­ings and pub­lic spa­ces around Coffs Har­bour for the fi­nale to the 2018 fes­ti­val.

The project, de­signed to be ex­pe­ri­enced as a walk­ing trail of one con­nected story, is cre­ated by lo­cal artists and di­rected by Il­lu­mi­nart, whose award-win­ning light pro­jec­tion work has fea­tured at events and cul­tural precincts around Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing Syd­ney’s Vivid fes­ti­val.

Run­ning from Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 10, un­til Thurs­day, Jan­uary 25, films at SWIFF will in­clude world cinema, doc­u­men­tary, Aus­tralian cinema, call of the surf, women of ac­tion, hear me out and a pro­gram of short films from REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Fes­ti­val.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who wish to get in­volved with SWIFF by vol­un­teer­ing as mar­shals, ush­ers, venue at­ten­dants and bar staff can ap­ply at

Tick­ets for the pre­view gala night are $25 and $23 for con­ces­sions and avail­able from the Jetty The­atre box of­fice or at


ON THE ITIN­ER­ARY: That's Not Me will screen at the SWIFF gala night.


Don’t miss the pre­view gala night for SWIFF 2018

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