Opens on the 22nd October
Adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity and conservationist: For over four decades, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his explorations under the ocean became synonymous with a love of science and the natural world. As he learned to protect the environment, he brought the whole world with him, sounding alarms more than 50 years ago about the warming seas and our planet’s vulnerability. In BECOMING COUSTEAU, from National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker LIZ GARBUS takes an inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice — and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.
WOMEN’S ADVENTURE FILM TOUR
SCREENING IN OCTOBER
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is a celebration of the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure.
This is Australia’s original women’s adventure film tour, created by Adventure Entertainment in partnership with She Went Wild. In a global first it was launched to a sell-out crowd in Sydney in May 2017 and has grown to become a success throughout the world with screenings across Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India and more.
STOKE THE FIRE
SCREENING IN OCTOBER
TGR’s 26th annual film release STOKE THE FIRE explores our athletes’ evolution within skiing and the pure joy that manifests from that process. The stoke means different things to different people based on where they are in their evolution. For some it is about committing to a new world, a lifestyle, and the friendships that blossom from that commitment. The choice to enter this world is a spark, and with every new experience the fire grows. With more knowledge comes more exploration, both physically and geographically, that helps to understand what those raw experiences connected with nature do for the soul. With more experience an examination of our shared history becomes important, and ultimately some of us might want to test our limits at the upper echelon of what is possible by drawing upon the sum of our knowledge and experiences. While the answers we find are different for everyone the pursuit of this evolution is something sacred, the pursuit is what stokes the fire.
WILD MAGAZINE 40th ANNIVERSARY
SCREENING IN NOVEMBER
The WILD FILM FESTIVAL is a unique curation of Australian and New Zealand films curated to celebrate Wild Magazine’s 40th birthday. Founded in 1981, Wild is one of Australia’s longest continuously running magazines. It is a rare example of longevity in the publishing world, where—thanks to a substantially altered media landscape, economic downturns, and a global pandemic—many publications have over the decades disappeared or have been sold to foreign interests. Wild, however, has stood the test of time, and remains Australian-owned. Wild’s endurance is a result of it being no ordinary magazine. Since its establishment, Wild has been the inspiring and ethical voice of the Australian outdoors. It is a magazine of self-reliance and challenge and sometimes doing it tough. And over its four decades of existence, Wild has actively and fiercely fought for the environment. Campaigning to protect our wild places is part of the magazine’s DNA. The WILD FILM FESTIVAL celebrates this history through a selection of 8 short films that are inspired by Wild’s core themes of ADVENTURE – CONSERVATION – WILDERNESS. Many of the films featured in the festival have been made by contributors to Wild Magazine and focus on its core themes: Adventure – Wilderness – Conservation.
VERTICAL LIFE 2
SCREENING IN DECEMBER
The VERTICAL LIFE Film™ Tour is back for its second year! Join us for Australia & New Zealand’s very own climbing film tour.
The VERTICAL LIFE Film Tour was created and conceived by the team behind VERTICAL LIFE Magazine in 2020 when many events were being impacted by COVID-19. This year the tour will run for a second time in November / December 2021 with an all-new set of films focused on climbing, mountaineering and our life in the mountains.