SWIFF partners with SBS On Demand

THE Screenwave International Film Festival, Coffs Harbour and Bellingen’s homegrown film and screen celebration, is coming up from April 20 to May 5, and is finding new audiences this year around Australia, thanks to a new partnership with SBS On Demand.

Years in the making, this new partnership will see a dedicated and branded SWIFF program of ten feature films from previous festivals, which you, your neighbour, and every person around Australia with internet access will be able to stream for free, starting March 30, in the lead-up to SWIFF’23.

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Previous festival favourite films such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Drive My Car, Another Round, The Furnace, and Toni Erdman are some of the films that will feature on SWIFF’s dedicated SBS On Demand program, providing a sample for the rest of Australia into our local film and screen culture SWIFF festival experience, here on the Coffs Coast.

SWIFF’s SBS On Demand streaming program is only a small teaser of the films coming up at SWIFF’23.

A record-breaking 80 different feature films across 140-plus sessions will be coming to the Coffs Coast soon with the festival.

SWIFF’23 will host over 140 feature film screenings and special events across sixteen days, with the festival supported by their Festival Patron, Australian screen icon Jack Thompson.

Popular films with audiences so far include Paul Mescal Cannes Jury Prize-winning father-daughter drama Aftersun, Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or winning comedy satire of the ultra-rich in Triangle of Sadness, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated filmmaking family drama The Fabelmans, Rolf de Heer’s Berlinale FIPRESCI Award-winning film The Survival of Kindness (Opening Night is sold out – but regular sessions are available), and Matty Hannon’s West Coast America’s motorbike and horseback travelogue The Road to Patagonia.

SWIFF’23 is proudly presented by Squealing Pig.

The full SWIFF’23 program is out now, with bookings open via the SWIFF iOS and Android mobile apps, and online via www.swiff.com.au.

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