Filmmaker Screenings & Special Events

Meet the people behind new films showing at Cinema Nova. Get an early look at some of the most anticipated titles of the year at our advance screenings. Join us for special events that celebrate films in a whole new way. If you love movies, we'll be seeing you soon at Nova.


Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

HAL ASHBY RETROSPECTIVE: 'Shampoo', (1975). A seminal film in the 'New Hollywood' movement, Hal Ashby directs Warren Beatty in a ... more

Mar 21st, 2019

Harold & Maude

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

HAL ASHBY RETROSPECTIVE: 'Harold & Maude', (1971). A box office disaster upon its original release, Hal Ashby's comedy of a ... more

Mar 21st, 2019

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

Thursday sold out. Extra session added by popular demand. Friday March 22 – 8.40pm Filmed over two nights at the Dorothy ... more

Mar 21st, 2019

Being There

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

HAL ASHBY RETROSPECTIVE: 'Being There', (1979). Director Hal Ashby's screen adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's novel of a simple-minded gardener raised ... more

Mar 21st, 2019

Pretend One, The

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

Meet The Filmmaker event screening! Join rising Australian actress Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries) when she screens and ... more

Mar 26th, 2019


Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Apr 2019

SEE THE FILM - WIN A SKATEBOARD! Thanks to Hemley Skateboarding we’re giving away a skateboard complete valued at $240, ... more

Apr 5th, 2019

Hole in the Ground, The

Opening Date: Friday, 12 Apr 2019

Monster Fest Presents Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah (Seána Kerslake) is building a new life in the Irish countryside ... more

Apr 12th, 2019


Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

ADVANCE SCREENING - Sunday 14 April – 3.00pm Tickets on sale below Based on a Haruki Murakami short story, Korean master Lee ... more

Apr 14th, 2019

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

Returning to cinemas for it’s 40th Anniversary, in glorious standard definition and mono-sound, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire ... more

Apr 18th, 2019

Gloria Bell

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

ADVANCE SCREENING: Enjoy a delicious champagne cocktail at an advance screening of the hotly anticipated GLORIA BELL, featuring the ... more

Apr 17th, 2019


Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Thursday 18 April at 6.30pm Join writer/director Yen Tan live via Skype for a Q&A following ... more

Apr 18th, 2019

From Music into Silence

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019

MEET THE FILMMAKER Q&A SESSION - TICKETS ON SALE NOW This special event screening of FROM MUSIC INTO SILENCE will be ... more

May 2nd, 2019

Inland Empire

Opening Date: Sunday, 19 May 2019

Presented by Heide Museum of Modern Art. Tickets includes an introduction by curator Sue Cramer who will discuss Burchill and ... more

May 19th, 2019


Opening Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019

Meet The Filmmaker advance screening: Sunday May 19. Join Damon Gameau live in-cinema when he screens and discusses his innovative ... more

May 19th, 2019

Margaret Atwood Live

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be revealed in a global cinematic event. The momentous ... more

Sep 19th, 2019
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