Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival returns to Newcastle

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival announced its return to Newcastle this coming July, unveiling a program of international cinema direct from their premieres at Sydney Film Festival.

Newcastle cinema-goers will be treated to screenings of the Festival’s opening and closing night films: Goldstone and Love & Friendship.

Award-winning filmmaker Ivan Sen’s Goldstone, starring Aaron Pedersen, brings noir to the outback in a thriller that reflects Australia’s history through an insight into its present state. Goldstone is a follow up to Sen’s 2013 festival favourite, Mystery Road.

Audiences can also look forward to Australian actor Xavier Samuel alongside Stephen Fry in Love & Friendship.

The festival will also include screenings of Australian filmmaker Craig Boreham’s debut Teenage Kicks, a powerful queer drama with a stellar line-up of homegrown talent, and Mahana from New Zealand director Lee Tamahori, the story of an enduring rivalry between two Maori sheep-shearing families.

The complete program includes four short films, nine feature films and one documentary.

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival will be held at Towers Cinema, in Newcastle from Friday 24 June – Sunday 26 June, 2016. For the full festival line-up and to book tickets visit