The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is an annual three day event
at the iconic Theatre Royal in
Castlemaine, mainland Australia’s longest continuously operating cinema.
The Festival is an immersive experience of 12 films in 1 cinema across 3
days. It features a world-class program showcasing the very best in
Australian and international non-fiction films. Audiences explore
fascinating worlds and cultures together, bringing them face to face with
real-life characters, real-life stories and real-world problems.
The festival provides a deep and enriching experience by connecting
audiences with many of the film directors and key contributors by way of
live in venue and live via Skype Q&A sessions, uncovering the stories behind
the stories, as well as specialist panel discussions. Curated by dual
Emmy Award-winning director, Geoffrey Smith, the Castlemaine Documentary
Film Festival celebrates diversity, profiles the global issues of our time
(and times past), creates community, challenges injustices and holds people
and governments to account.