Antenna Documentary Film Festival


Now entering its fourth year, Antenna, Australia’s much acclaimed documentary film festival, hits Sydney screens this October. And this year it is bigger and better than ever. There are 35 feature-length documentaries from over twenty countries screening at the festival, which takes place at a number of locations across the city.

You want more reasons to head along? Okay, well once again, Antenna will celebrate classic documentary, this year holding a retrospective of the Maysles Brothers – considered to be pioneers of the Direct Cinema approach. Their most celebrated films will be on display – Salesmen, Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter – at this year’s festival.

New this year is the Documentary Hackathon – which is supported by Tribeca Hacks and is an industry first for Australia. This two-day workshop will bring together content creators and technology specialists. The third installment of Antenna’s DocTalk provides unmissable talks from international industry figures, including Vice President of Artist Programs at Tribeca Film Institute Ryan Harrington and Multi-Award winning Spanish director Ventura Durall. As these events demonstrate, coupled with a ground-breaking live interactive documentary and more international guests than ever before, Antenna 2014 is shaping up to be pretty freakin awesome.

”We are thrilled to have such a diverse and talented lineup of guests in attendance at Antenna in 2014” says Festival Director David Rokach. ”We believe their insight and insider knowledge will add to our already rich and carefully curated festival program, delighting audiences”.

We’ll be at the opening night of the Antenna Documentary Film Festival to see Bugarach, an existential black comedy that playfully explores hope, belief and the power of storytelling (tickets are still available, by the way, if you wanted to head along) and we’ll be at plenty of other of the screenings along the way too, so keep an eye on Something You Said for news and reviews.


Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th October, 2014
Palace Verona – 17 Oxford Street, Paddington
Chauvel Cinema – 249 Oxford St, Paddington (Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd)
Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern
General Admission – Adult $18/Concession $15
Multi Passes – 3 films: $50, 5 films: $80, 10 films: $140