Founded by David Stratton in 1974, the TFF is committed to providing audiences in regional Australia with access to films they would otherwise not have the opportunity to see on the big screen.

The TFF presents cinema in a festival environment and promotes a film experience that encourages debate, community involvement and interaction.

In addition to screenings, the TFF presents regional Australia with the opportunity to meet film industry professionals through its film industry guest and workshop program, whenever possible.

The TFF facilitates a direct and invaluable dialogue between regional audiences, local film practitioners and Australia’s wider film community, an opportunity enthusiastically embraced by all parties.

  • The Convert
    Runtime: 145 Minutes
    Starring: Guy Pearce, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha, Jacqueline McKenzie, Lawrence Makoare
    Guy Pearce stars as a British preacher caught up in 1830s Māori wars in Lee Tamahori’s (Once Were Warriors, 1993; Mahana, SFF 2016) sweeping historical drama. Toronto 2023.
  • Wilding
    Runtime: 105 Minutes
    Starring: Isabella Tree, Rhiannon Hughes, Matthew Collyer
    Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a vast array of animals have taken back the land. This is a charming, hopeful and necessary story of ecological regeneration.
  • The Monk and the Gun
    Runtime: 112 Minutes
    Starring: Tandin Wangchuk, Tandin Sonam, Choeying Jatsho, Deki Lhamo, Pema Zangmo Sherpa
    Language: In Dzongkha and English with English subtitles
    Kingdom of Bhutan, 2006. Modernization has finally arrived. Bhutan becomes the last country in the world to connect to the internet and television, and now the biggest change of all: democracy. To teach the people how to vote, the authorities organize a mock election, but the locals seem unconvinced. Travelling to rural Bhutan where religion is more popular than politics, the election supervisor discovers that a monk is planning a mysterious ceremony for the election day.
  • The Cars That Ate Paris
    Runtime: 91 Minutes
    Starring: John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles, Max Gillies, Rick Scully
    An outback town with a dark secret is the setting for this Aussie New Wave classic directed by Peter Weir. A beautiful 50th anniversary restoration presented by the National Film and Sound Archive. After surviving a car accident, Arthur is taken to hospital in Paris, NSW. He’s welcomed by the local community but soon suspects something is amiss. Why do so many car crash victims keep arriving? And what kind of weird hold does the Mayor (the legendary John Meillon) have over his constituents? With its atmosphere of mounting dread and eye-popping production design, this journey into Australia’s violent car culture marked a stunning feature debut for the great Australian filmmaker Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975; Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, 2003). Screened at Cannes and SFF in 1974.
  • The Outrun
    Runtime: 118 Minutes
    Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Paapa Essiedu, Nabil Elouahabi, Izuka Hoyle, Lauren Lyle
    Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Little Women) is terrific as a recovering addict in this moving adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s 2017 bestseller set in Scotland’s Orkney Islands.
  • The Mountain
    Runtime: 89 Minutes
    Starring: Elizabeth Atkinson, Terence Daniel, Fern Sutherland, Byron Coll, Troy Kingi
    Language: In English and Maori with English subtitles
    Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) makes her directorial debut with this riotous and colourful drama about three children discovering friendship's healing power through the spirit of adventure. From executive producer Taika Waititi.
  • Marcello mio
    Runtime: 121 Minutes
    Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Nicole Garcia, Benjamin Biolay
    Language: In French and Italian with English Subtitles
    Christophe Honoré’s inventive Cannes Competition entry brings together an all-star French cast including Catherine Deneuve (playing herself) in this delightfully meta comedy paying homage to the great Marcello Mastroianni.
  • All We Imagine As Light
    Runtime: 115 Minutes
    Starring: Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha, Chhaya Kadam, Hridhu Haroon, Azees Nedumangad
    Language: In Malayalam and Hindi with English subtitles
    The first Indian film to appear in the Cannes Competition in 30 years, Payal Kapadia’s dreamy romantic drama follows two women in Mumbai who are thwarted in their quests for love but retain hope. Grand Prix Winner Cannes 2024.
    Runtime: 110 Minutes
    Starring: Eddie Peng, Tong Liya, Jia Zhangke, Zhang Yi, Yuan Hong
    Language: In Mandarin with English Subtitles
    A one-of-a-kind crowd pleaser featuring a man and many, many dogs that spectacularly riffs on westerns, Asian indie cinema, neo-noir and even Mad Max. Winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes.