Same festival you know and love, hosted at a new location
Stronger than Fiction screens the latest award-winning feature documentaries from around the world with gala events, Q&As with the filmmakers and experts and local entertainment.
For the first time, Stronger than Fiction will be opening at Dendy Cinema Canberra on the 31st of July.
We’re excited to announce that Stronger Than Fiction will be going ahead for 2019! We’re busily putting together an exciting new program, so stay tuned to our website and social media for updates.
Stronger Than Fiction will be kicking off from July 31st, with encores running until August 18th. Mark your calendars, we look forward to seeing you there!
Genetic manipulation, ancient beasts, melting permafrost and international intrigue - Join us on Saturday August 4 at 3:45pm for a screening and Q&A on Genesis 2.0.
Festival Co-Founder Simon Weaving will be in conversation with Vicki Locke, Intellectual Property Manager at CSIRO and Professor Thomas Faunce from the ANU College of Law.
Selma Vilhunen is a multi-talented Finnish writer/director of both fiction and documentary films. Her latest is Hobbyhorse Revolution - a feel-good look at the obsessions and delights of Finnish teenage girls immersed in the competitive world of the hobbyhorse…
Who are the cleaners, how much power do they have over what we see or don't see - and what kind of effect does this work have on a person?
In this gripping neon-lit documentary, all these questions and more will be asked, and possibly answered. Stronger Than Fiction's screening of The Cleaners will be introduced by Emerson Sanchez.
Gabrielle Brady’s debut feature is amongst a strong lineage of films about asylum seekers, but it is wholly unlike any of them. Hypnotic and at times surreal, the film focuses on Poh Lin – a trauma therapist working at the Christmas Island Detention Centre.
Catherine Scott is an Australian director, writer and producer with a long career in documentary for television. The Backtrack Boys is Scott's latest feature - Winner of the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival 2018. The film is a deeply moving study of three Aussie boys who join an extraordinary outback program as a way of staying out of jail.
When programming the festival, we strive to bring both the best documentaries, and most compelling films that bring out issues for discussion This year, one recurring theme through our films is that of fatherhood - what it means to be a father, what our fatherly relationships look like, and how this plays across the breadth of human experience.