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Darwin International Film Festival

Thursday 14 - Monday 25 September, 2017


Taking place in the last month of Darwin’s heavenly dry season, the Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual program of films and special events over 11 luscious Top End nights, from 14-24 September in 2017.

Now in its seventh year, DIFF has established itself as a major event in Darwin’s cultural calendar, with 2017 marking the first year the festival has appointed a director. Darwin filmmaker Tim Parish has focused on the creative evolution of this event which has grown into an ambitious program.

Along with its exciting program of feature films at Darwin’s iconic cinema under the stars, Deckchair Cinema, DIFF 2017 will encompass many special events happening all over the city, including a Virtual Reality Cinema, mesmerising outdoor projections, the inaugural Capricornia Film Awards and much, much more.

The Darwin International Film Festival is a project of the Darwin Film Society. This year’s program would not be possible without funding from Festivals NT and Screen Territory, and the assistance of all our valued partners.

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Event Days and Times

Thursday 14 - Monday 25 September, 2017, Various Times


Various Prices


At Darwin Deckchair Cinema

2017-09-14 11:52:00
2017-09-25 13:52:00