Essential Independents Film Festival Giveaway!

We’re excited to be giving away double passes to the Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now festival, which takes place in Palace Cinemas in across Australia in May/June.

The two-week festival, curated by artistic director Richard Sowada, will showcase the past, present and future of independent cinema from the United States.

There’ll be narrative features, feature documentaries and short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guests from key US-based international film festivals; independent filmmaker guests; talks and master classes; and special event screenings.

Program highlights include The Fits, a stylish debut from Anna Rose Holmer, while Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind – with an utterly surprising performance from Richard Gere – will open the festival. Also worth looking out for is a newly restored print of Kelly Reichardt’s first feature, River of Grass.

Fourteen films will have their Australian premieres as part of a diverse, first-class program of 32 films. The festival will run from 17 May – 8 June, across Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra. 

Wanna win a double pass, which is valid at any screening throughout the festival (except special events etc)? All you have to do is answer one simple question. Click the below button or follow this link to try your luck.

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now
Tuesday 17 May to Wednesday 1 June – Sydney
Wednesday 18 May to Wednesday 1 June – Melbourne
Thursday 19 May to Wednesday 1 June – Brisbane and Canberra
Thursday 26 May to Wednesday 8 June – Adelaide

See the full programme and find out more here: