Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival is bringing the producers and directors of new critically acclaimed Australian films Teenage Kicks and Constance on the Edge to Wollongong, hot on the heels of their world premieres at the Sydney Film Festival.
Director Craig Boreham and producer Annmaree Bell of Teenage Kicks and Constance on the Edge director Belinda Mason and producer Marguerite Grey will accompany their films to Wollongong on Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August, to introduce and present special Festival audience Q&A sessions at Greater Union Cinemas.
Teenage Kicks is Boreham’s first feature film. Boreham and Bell were the creative minds behind the award winning short film Drowning that also premiered at Sydney Film Festival (2009). Teenage Kicks is a powerful queer drama and gutsy coming-of-age story with a brilliant line-up of young Australian talent: Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Charlotte Best and Shari Sebbens.
Constance on the Edge is Grey’s first documentary, following her highly acclaimed TV series with Chris Burke, Yarramundi Kids. Mason has worked extensively on documentaries, including 2007 SFF Rouben Mamoulian Award winning Growing Up & Going Home and 3-time Logie Awards nominee Who Do You Think You Are?.
Filmed over 10 years, this Australian documentary tackles cultural and racial barriers through Sudanese war refugee and mother of six, ConstanceOkot, and her attempts to overcome adversity in rural New South Wales. The film was among 10 outstanding Australian documentaries selected to compete for the Festival’s Documentary Australia Foundation Award.
Both Teenage Kicks and Constance on the Edge had their world premiere at Sydney Film Festival 2016, to full houses at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney.
These films are part of an impressive line-up of global cinema on the road for the 2016 Travelling Film Festival in Wollongong from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August.
The Travelling Film Festival is Australia’s longest-running travelling film festival. The Festival provides audiences in regional areas with the opportunity to see world-class Australian and international films that they may not otherwise have had access to on the big screen.
Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss your chance to meet the guests – buy your tickets now!
Full program details and ticket information can be found at: sff.org.au/wollongong