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45 Years
Opens February 18 2016

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband Geoff. Kate continues to p... more

Opens February 18 2016

Dalton Trumbo was one of the most successful screenwriters in classical Hollywood. He also happened to be a left-wing political activist and member of the American Communist Party in... more

17th Annual Animation Show Of Shows, The
Opens February 23 2016

For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows has been created curated and presented by Ron Diamond to introduce new and innovative short films exclusively for animation studios, societi... more

Hail, Caesar!
Opens February 25 2016

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo, Inside Llewyn Davis) write and direct HAIL, CAESAR!, an all-star comedy set during t... more

Son Of Saul
Opens February 25 2016

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assi... more

Ted2016 Opening Night Captured Live
Opens March 2 2016

For the first time ever in cinemas, the general public will have the opportunity to experience the “opening night” of TED’s legendary annual conference, alongside its equally l... more

Boy And The Beast, The Subtitled
Opens March 3 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! From director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) comes the Japanese hit THE BOY AND THE BEAST. On the run and hiding from his extended family and the police ... more

Lady In The Van, The
Opens March 3 2016

PRIVILEGE MEMBER PREVIEW SCREENING! Saturday 27 February, 10.45am. Alan Bennett is the talented playwright behind the likes of The History Boys and The Madness of King George. He al... more

Boy And The Beast - English Revoiced
Opens March 5 2016

(English revoiced version) Acclaimed anime adventure THE BOY AND THE BEAST is the latest film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children). On the run and hiding from hi... more

Opens March 10 2016

SPECIAL EVENT - Meet The Filmmaker - Screening and Q&A with Director Stephen Page on Sunday 13 March, 4pm. NOVA EXCLUSIVE! A groundbreaking work from Bangarra Dance Theatre's Stephe... more

Opens March 10 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Cinematography and six German Film Awards including Best Feature Film, Sebastian Schipper’s Berlin-set thriller is an asto... more

The Daughter
Opens March 17 2016

Meet The Filmmakers: director SIMON STONE, producer JAN CHAPMAN, stars EWEN LESLIE and ODESSA YOUNG. Advance screening plus live Q&A Sunday Feb 21, 4pm. Hosted by the Director of The... more

Witch, The
Opens March 17 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! In 1630s New England, a farmer is cast out of his colonial plantation and forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest. Almost ... more

Bigger Splash, A
Opens March 24 2016

Meet The Filmmaker: LUCA GUADAGNINO. Exclusive Melbourne Q&A screening Tue March 1, 6.40pm. Screening plus live Q&A. From the director of I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino, comes a picture... more

Eye In The Sky
Opens March 24 2016

Helen Mirren leads an all-star cast, including Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul, in a riveting new thriller from the Oscar-winning director of Tsotsi, Gavin Hood. Spanning all corners o... more

Our Last Tango
Opens March 24 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Nominated for Best Documentary at the Stockholm and Yamagata International Film Festivals, German Kral's love-letter to the power of dance is a story of devotion and ... more

Labyrinth Of Lies
Opens March 31 2016

The year is 1958. The war has been over for thirteen years and Germany is not only recovering but booming. Mysteriously the Nazis are nowhere to be found and the death camps are a ba... more

Seymour: An Introduction
Opens March 31 2016

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life. more

Opens March 31 2016

A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, Ne... more

Opens April 7 2016

Majestically shot in a spectacular, weather-swept valley, this wryly observed fable about two brothers who are more obstinate than the sheep they breed begins as a droll comedy about... more

Russian Ark
Opens April 7 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Alexander Sokurov's spellbinding RUSSIAN ARK returns to the cinema screen for the first time in high definition digital for this anticipated return engagement. A mult... more

Wide Open Sky
Opens April 7 2016

Chronicling the triumphs and trials of the young members of an Australian children's chior - from auditions to the end-of-year concert - are revealed in this uplifing documentary. ... more

Remembering The Man
Opens April 14 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne in the 1970s, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance last... more

Opens April 28 2016

EXCLUSIVE. Middle-aged Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste ("an"). It’s not a job that gives him much s... more

Month Of Sundays, A
Opens April 28 2016

Real estate agent, Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia), won’t admit it, but he can’t move on. Divorced but still attached, he can’t sell a house in a property boom - much less con... more

Silences, The
Opens April 28 2016

A personal essay documentary about growing up with mental illness in the family, about a confusing and destructive mother/daughter relationship and about repressed grief and family s... more

Man Who Knew Infinity, The
Opens May 5 2016

Matthew Brown writes and directs the true story of a mathmatical prodigy who paved the way for many of the 20th century's more remarkable discoveries. Growing up poor in Madras, Indi... more

Miles Ahead
Opens May 5 2016

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Miles Davis was one of the greatest visionaries and most important figures in jazz history. He’s a man who deserves more than your standard biopic, so that’s exac... more

Perfect Day, A
Opens May 19 2016

As Sophie (Melanie Thierry) and her seasoned Aid Worker colleagues Mambru (Benicio Del Toro) and B (Tim Robbins) race against time to save the water supply for an abandoned community... more

Bolshoi Ballet Giselle
Opens February 27 2016

Music: Adolphe Adam Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet The young pea... more

Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple Of Wonders
Opens February 27 2016

An incredible journey through of one of the most important temples of performing arts in the world: the Teatro all Scala, the great opera house of Milan. A tour through centuries, wh... more

Met Opera Les Pecheurs De Perles
Opens March 5 2016

(Bizet) NEW PRODUCTION, FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Penny Woolcock Set Designer: Dick Bird Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard Lighting Designer: Jen Schri... more

Bolshoi Ballet Lady Of The Camellias, The
Opens March 12 2016

Music: Frédéric Chopin Choreography: John Neumeier Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite... more

Nt Live As You Like It
Opens March 19 2016

William Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosa... more

Goya: Visions Of Flesh And Blood
Opens March 26 2016

From the National Gallery, London Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain... more

Met Opera Turandot
Opens April 2 2016

(Puccini) Conductor: Paolo Carignani Production: Franco Zeffirelli Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli Costume Designers: Anna Anni, Dada Saligeri Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Choreo... more

Nt Live Les Liasions Dangereuses
Opens April 9 2016

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Danger... more

Bolshoi Ballet Taming Of The Shrew, The
Opens April 16 2016

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bi... more

Renoir: Reviled And Revered
Opens April 16 2016

From the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia He is one of the most fiercely debated artists and yet one of the most influential. Picasso collected more Renoirs than any other artist. Mat... more

Genius In Milan, The - Leonardo Da Vinci
Opens April 23 2016

At the end of the Fifteenth Century Leonardo da Vinci lived for eighteen years in Milan at the court of Ludovico Sforza, known as ‘Il Moro’. It was a long, important period in hi... more

Met Opera Manon Lescaut
Opens April 30 2016

(Puccini) NEW PRODUCTION Conductor: Fabio Luisi Production: Sir Richard Eyre Set Designer: Rob Howell Costume Designer: Fotini Dimou Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Choreographer:... more

Bolshoi Ballet Don Quixote
Opens May 7 2016

Music: Leon Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa (after Miguel de Cervantes) Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky) Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Solois... more

Nt Live Hangmen
Opens May 14 2016

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the Wes... more

Painting The Modern Garden: Monet To Matisse
Opens May 28 2016

From the Royal Academy of Arts, London & the Cleveland Museum of Art Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he ... more

Met Opera Madama Butterfly
Opens June 4 2016

(Puccini). Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon Production: Anthony Minghella Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa Set Designer: Michael Levine Costume Designer: Han Feng Lighting De... more

Met Opera Roberto Devereux
Opens July 2 2016

(Donizetti) MET PREMIERE/FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Maurizio Benini Production: Sir David McVicar Set Designer: Sir David McVicar Costume Designer: Moritz Junge Lighting Designer:... more

Met Opera Elektra
Opens August 6 2016

(Strauss) NEW PRODUCTION - FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Production: Patrice Chéreau Stage Director: Vincent Huguet Set Designer: Richard Peduzzi Costume Designer:... more

Kbtc Romeo And Juliet
Opens August 27 2016

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, in Shakespeare’s hear... more

Tff Catching The Sun
Opens February 18 2016

OPENING NIGHT Q&A event - Screening followed by a Q & A with the Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya. Solar energy, green jobs - the unstoppable future, where everyone wins CATCHING THE SU... more

Tff Ice And Sky
Opens February 19 2016

Q&A panel discussion to folllow screening. A beautiful journey back to the historic moment where we first found evidence of a human footprint in climate change. ICE AND SKY follo... more

Tff Two Raging Grannies
Opens February 19 2016

An epic adventure of two hard-nosed seniors on their hilarious quest to challenge the foundational assumptions of the global economy. TWO RAGING GRANNIES follows two gutsy, old lad... more

Tff Hip Hop-eration
Opens February 20 2016

HIP HOP-ERATION follows a troupe of courageous, yet cheeky, senior citizens on an extraordinary quest to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. The dance crew use h... more

Tff Polyfaces
Opens February 20 2016

Q&A with the filmmaker following 2.30pm session. EXTRA Q&A session added by popular demand, 10.30am. Winner of the Minister for Agriculture award at the Life Sciences Film Festiva... more

Tff Breath Of Life
Opens February 23 2016

Q&A panel discussion following the screening with John Wiseman, Kate Auty, Mark Boulet and Katerina Gaita. A mirror to our collective psychological contradictions and inadequacies ... more

Tff Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World
Opens February 23 2016

Winner of Best Canadian Feature at HotDocs 2015. This hopeful story of the pristine Haida Gwaii archipelago shows how the world-view of this ancient society is co-mingling with that ... more

Tff Poverty, Inc.
Opens February 24 2016

Will the challenges of global poverty be solved through charity and donations, or is empowerment and social enterprise the answer? Poverty, Inc. unearths the uncomfortable challenges... more

Tff Requiem For The American Dream
Opens February 24 2016

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time –... more

Tff 10 Billion - What's On Your Plate?
Opens February 25 2016

In 2050, the population of the world is set to hit a staggering 10 billion. According to experts, this, coupled with climate and soil challenges, will lead to serious food shortages.... more

Tff Plant This Movie
Opens February 25 2016

Q&A panel discussion to follow screening. PLANT THIS MOVIE, narrated by Daryl Hannah explores the zeitgeist of urban farming around the world, from the incredible story of Havana, ... more

Tff Overburden
Opens February 26 2016

Screening followed by panel discussion with Greg Foyster, Tom Doig and the Coal Diggers. OVERBURDEN is the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist... more

Tff The Price We Pay
Opens February 26 2016

THE PRICE WE PAY is about the history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which is paving the way to historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden ... more

Tff Return Of The River
Opens February 27 2016

RETURN OF THE RIVER follows an inspirational group of strong-minded environmentalists as they attempt the unimaginable: to change the public opinions of a nation to bring down a dam.... more

Tff The Rainforests Are Under Threat
Opens February 27 2016

A new multi-award winning documentary underscoring the threats facing the rainforest in Peru and the people who are fighting to protect it. The main culprits: gold miners, uncontroll... more

Tff Strange And Familiar
Opens March 1 2016

On Fogo Island, a Maritime community that has been facing devastation since the collapse of cod fishing, native architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobbs have come u... more

Tff The Infinite Happiness
Opens March 1 2016

Copenhagen’s “8 House,” an ultramodern loop of apartments created by architect Bjarke Ingels, reinvents the concept of “home.” Its 500 residents can traverse all nine floor... more

Tff Capital C: The Crowdfunding Revolution
Opens March 2 2016

In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way never been done before. CAPITAL C: THE CROWDFUNDING REVOLUTION is the firs... more

Tff Code: Debugging The Gender Gap
Opens March 2 2016

Q&A panel discussion following the screening with: Ren Butler (BlueChilli) Atlanta Daniels (Code for Australia) Blake Mizzi (League of Geeks) Ahmed Salama ( Co Founder That Star... more

Tff Anthropocene
Opens March 3 2016

CLOSING NIGHT - Q&A panel discussion to follow screening featuring Alex Kelly (Impact Producer, This Changes Everything) and Dr Angus Hervey (Political Economist, Future Crunch). ... more

Oscars - Big Screen Live Telecast
Opens March 1 2016

Private event. Only industry members can be admitted. more