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  2003 ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

The 2003 Adelaide International Film Festival, held from February 28 to March 7 has been hailed by organisers and patrons as an overwhelming success.

The next biennial AIFF will be held in early 2005, with exact dates to be announced in May 2003.

Local and visiting audiences embraced the 2003 Festival, with 30 of the 90 ticketed screenings sold out. Sidebar events, including the free Forums and Meet the Filmmaker Sessions were also well received.

AIFF Director Katrina Sedgwick said, ‘We are absolutely thrilled with the response to the Festival – audiences immersed themselves in the program viewing multiple screenings with inspiring enthusiasm. Guest filmmakers were immensely rewarded by their screenings and the audience and ambience of this archetypal Adelaide festival event’.

The 2003 AIFF explored contemporary screen culture from 30 countries with a unique program of screenings, special events and far reaching forum sessions, incorporating feature film, documentary, shorts, animation, music video, on line and new media screenings, computer gaming, installation and exhibitions.

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, directed by Rolf De Heer, won the Festival’s ‘Audience Award’ for most popular film.

Festival volunteer Pat Greethead won the AIFF’s ‘Cinemaniac Award’ for attending more than fifteen Festival films while also working as a Festival volunteer.
 
 
SUGGEST-A-TRON

Finding it hard choosing what to see? Use the SUGGEST-A-TRON [with thanks to the Edinburgh International Film Festival]. Just select a classic film that reflects the kind of cinema you love from the dropdown menu below. you will then be sent to a page with a list of films from our program that you will be sure to enjoy...

 
 
AUDIENCE AWARD
WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS BEST FILM?
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IF Awards
Find out more about the people's choice awards for Australian films here
 
 
 
BEST OF THE FEST - Fri March 7
Full program announced here 9.00am Thu March 6
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The Ladykillers
PG Classification
 
An uncharacteristically dark comedy from Ealing Studios, featuring a stand out performance from Alec Guiness and an early appearance from a young Peter Sellers. The Ladykillers features a score by renowned musical pioneer (and Adelaide resident)Tristram Cary. The film follows criminal mastermind (Guiness) and his gang of goons, as they attempt the perfect crime. All that stands between them and success is unsuspecting landlady Mrs Wilberforce. See this hilarious comedy original now and prepare yourself for the Coen Brothers remake due out later this year. COMPOSER TRISTRAM CARY WILL BE A GUEST OF THE FESTIVAL
 

 

 
FLASH GALLERY

Looking for something different? Delve into these animated gems sourced by Samara Mitchell from Ngapartji Multimedia Centre, and presented here as an extension of our New Screens program.

 
   
 
NEWS UPDATE
2003 ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

The 2003 Adelaide International Film Festival, the first held in Adelaide in over a decade, has ...more
 
   
 
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