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4 Must-See Films At This Year’s Noosa International Film Festival

By Claire Plush
15th Sep 2017


The Noosa International Film Festival is kicking off next month, and the lineup has just dropped! There’s some damn good feature and short films to catch over four days, but obvs you won’t have time to see them all. 

So, in our just-looking-out-for-you kinda way, we’ve racked up the screen time and narrowed down a list of four must-sees. You can thank us later. 


Like your psychological thrillers? Jungle is an Australian must-see. Starring the one and only Harry Potter—whoops, we mean Daniel Radcliffe—and directed by the man who brought us Wolf Creek, you can bet your bottom buck you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat for this one. Based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, this film will take viewers to the depths of the Amazon and follow a tale of harrowing survival. The lead feature of the Noosa International Film Festival, tickets to Jungle includes entry to the opening party, including drinks. 

Loving Vincent

All the way from Poland comes the world’s first fully-painted feature film, creating a totally new way to view Vincent van Gough’s works. Pulling together around 65,000 oil paintings by 125 artists, this is a 95-minute cinematic experience like no other. One for the culture fiends! 

Men Of Wood And Foam

If you’re going to host a film festival in Noosa, it bloody better have at least one surf movie. Right? Right! Well, Men Of Wood And Foam is that film. A doco for salty sea dogs, this film tells the story of surfing and surf culture in the words of Noosa surf legend, Phil Jarratt. And it gets better—the soundtrack will be played live by local musos, Band of Frequencies. If you like a bit of toe-tapping with your movie-watching, pencil this one in!

The Gallant Captain

Still love your animations as much as you did when you were a youngen? The Gallant Captain is your go-to. Part of the short film showings, this eight-minute clip has won countless awards, so it’s guaranteed to be a goodie. Following a boy, his imagination and pet cat across the high seas, you’re only complaint will be, that it didn’t go for longer. To see this film, nab a seat at Short Film Session 3 ($18). 

The Details

What: Noosa International Film Festival
When: 26 October to 29 October
Where: Five venues across Noosa
For more information, click here

Image credit: Jungle

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