Friday, November 10, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Experience The Magic Of World-Class Cinema

A brilliant line-up of highly awarded new films from around the globe will light up the big screen in Mackay at BCC Mount Pleasant, from 17th to 19th November, bringing exciting world-class cinema to sunny Queensland.

The Travelling Film Festival brings international and Australian film programs to venues and locations that would not ordinarily get to see the range of films on offer in a cinema setting.

Featuring six award-winning and nominated feature-length films and three award-winning Australian short films, the festival program promises absorbing stories from masterful filmmakers.

Filmgoers can enjoy an Opening Night welcome drink before the film starts, hosted by Film & Arts Mackay from 6:15pm on 17th November.

This year’s Opening Night film is Sundance Audience Award-winner ‘Shayda’, a stirring and inspiring drama about an Iranian migrant battling the legal system to protect her 6-year-old daughter in Australia.

The Travelling Film Festival will also feature showings of award-winning films such as ‘Anatomy of a Fall’, a tense psychological drama featuring an author accused of murdering her husband.

‘Riceboy Sleeps’, a warm and endearing shot-on-16mm treasure about a Korean mother and son’s migrant experience in Canada.

‘Fallen Leaves’ is an off-beat and quirky romance of a lonely supermarket worker and an even lonelier metalworker.

‘Perfect Days’ Tokyo-set, including classic rock tunes from the likes of Van Morrison and Prince.

‘Blackberry’ puts the invention of the first smartphone and the rise of “tech bros” under a savagely funny microscope.

‘Chum’ is an Australian short dark comedy of a blind woman who bonds with a stranger; but all is not as it seems.

‘Katele’ is set across a Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Island backdrop, spoken in English and Kala Kawa Ya.

‘Teacups’ is a poignant animation based on the true story of Don Ritchie, who’s calm and comforting intervention saved many lives near his cliff-top home.


Tickets to The Travelling Film Festival Mackay are now on sale. For more information and bookings, please visit

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