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NT Travelling Film Festival

Communities and regional centres will be transformed into outdoor cinemas during the Dry, as the inaugural NT Travelling Film Festival (NTTFF) showcases the high calibre of films coming out of the region.

A diverse line up of locally produced flicks will be screened in pop-up, natural auditoriums from the Red Centre to the Top End. 14 remote communities including Elliott, Borroloola and Gunbalanya will also be treated to workshops to coincide with the festival screenings.

Filmmaker Nathaniel Kelly says he is humbled that his 2015 film After Tracy was among the 10 selected for the festival.

The 10-minute short follows a teenager as he tries to find his father after the most devastating event in Darwin’s modern history.

"I was inspired by the reinvigorated interest in Tracy during the 40th anniversary commemorations," Kelly says.

“We wanted to make a film and, considering we were in high school, we thought it would be appropriate to focus on Tracy from the perspective of a kid our age.”

The collaboration between the Darwin Film Society and Darwin based creative producing company ACCOMPLICE is designed to showcase some of the best films coming out of the Territory to audiences beyond Darwin. 

Britt Guy from ACCOMPLICE says it’s important to share NT films with as many people as possible.

“The idea is about being able to share those films with a broader audience and take some of the films back to the places they were made,” she says.

The inaugural program includes acclaimed award-winning films including four SPARK short film initiative entries – Sumatra, Lured, Snowdrops keep falling on my head (The mystery down under) and DEADLINE; four original works from the Indigenous Short Film Program – Carry The Flag, Finding Maawirrangga, The Greedy Emu and BAKALA – which touch on prevalent cultural issues and finding solace in ancestral locations; and Capricornia Film Award winners including Nulla Nulla.

SUN 4 MAR | 1PM | BCC CINEMA DARWIN | $25 | $18 CONC |

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