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2017 Canberra International Film Festival

The 2017 program is an exciting blend of retrospective and contemporary programming, offering some of the world’s best cinema, past and present, emphasising new works from Australia and Asia, and providing a proud national platform for Canberra’s own filmmakers.

CIFF has always had a retrospective component, but this year, it is greatly expanded and fills over half of the Festival’s sessions.

CIFF will continue to serve as a platform for the work of Canberra’s filmmakers, but in 2017 we have the added strategy of looking at past as well as present achievements.

This year’s Festival program has been curated by two local film experts – Andrew Pike (aka Mr Electric Shadows) and Alice Taylor (2016 CIFF director).

This is an exciting and eclectic collection of films showing this year at Canberra’s very own Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Dates and times:

From 26 October 2017 to 5 November 2017

Thu 2nd:10.00
Wed 1st:10.00
Tue 31st:10.00
Fri 3rd:10.00
Sat 4th:10.00
Sun 5th:10.00
Mon 30th:10.00
Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6248 0851


Arc Cinema - National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit
Acton  ACT  2601


From:$16.00Entry to any screening Includes opening and closing nights All seats are unreserved - no numbered seating
From:$13.00Children under 15 years of age, Friends of the NFSA Members, full-time students and Seniors card holders (a valid concession card must be presented).