Sessions by name

The Age of Consequences
You might have seen a dozen climate change docs, but you certainly haven't seen this one. Director Jared P. Scott (REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM, Antenna 2015) takes a new tack, no melting glaciers and species die-offs to be seen. Instead he places... MORE >
At Home in the World
Imagine all the pressures of starting a new school, and now add some further challenges – all the students are from different cultural and language backgrounds, have fled from conflict zones with their families and are at the mercy of pending asylum... MORE >
Australian Shorts - Session 1
Antenna is thrilled to announce its new shorts program which for the first time screens across two stand- alone sessions. The Australian Shorts Competition showcases the best Australian filmmaker talent and short documentaries from around the country... MORE >
Australian Shorts - Session 1 & 2
Antenna is thrilled to announce its new shorts program which for the first time screens across two stand- alone sessions. The Australian Shorts Competition showcases the best Australian filmmaker talent and short documentaries from around the country... MORE >
Australian Shorts - Session 2
Antenna is thrilled to announce its new shorts program which for the first time screens across two stand- alone sessions. The Australian Shorts Competition showcases the best Australian filmmaker talent and short documentaries from around the country... MORE >
Behemoth
In the Old Testament, the mountains are the domain of a monster named Behemoth; in modern times the vast mining industry has taken the monster's place. Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, director Liang Zhao, one of China's finest documentarians, takes... MORE >
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
With the simple yet powerful act of refusing food, Bobby Sands and his fellow Irish Republican prisoners became the emblems of an intractable conflict. Violence and unrest had continued in Northern Ireland for two decades, yet the world's attention was... MORE >
Brothers
Director Aslaug Holm shares the discoveries of parenthood in this documentary equivalent to Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD. Training her camera on her two young sons over eight years, Holm shows an impressive and at times eyebrow-raising restraint, letting... MORE >
Bugs
This documentary will have you squirming in your seats! BUGS seeks to enlighten western audiences to the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating insects. We join two adventurous food researchers from gastronomic entrepreneur Rene Redzepi's (NOMA)... MORE >
Burden
Chris Burden's early work in the 1970s – being locked up, shot, electrocuted and crucified – pushed the boundaries of art and elicited strong debate. Nonetheless, his mesmerising and at times stomach- churning work earned him an immediate... MORE >
Cameraperson
Kirsten Johnson is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today, having shot CITIZENFOUR, HAPPY VALLEY, FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and many other acclaimed documentaries. With the award winner CAMERAPERSON, Johnson presents an extraordinary... MORE >
Chantal Akerman Tribute
Antenna Documentary Film Festival is proud to be holding a tribute to Chantal Akerman, one of the boldest artists and cinematic visionaries of all time. Akerman made over 40 profound and unforgettable films before her death in 2015, spanning documentary,... MORE >
The Charro of Toluquilla - Opening
Fascinated by the reckless, ladies' man lifestyle of the classic Mexican movie characters, Jaime García presents as a prototypical confident macho Mariachi who enjoys life lived around women, alcohol and music. His evenings are spent charming... MORE >
The Charro of Toluquilla
Fascinated by the reckless, ladies' man lifestyle of the classic Mexican movie characters, Jaime García presents as a prototypical confident macho Mariachi who enjoys life lived around women, alcohol and music. His evenings are spent charming... MORE >
City 40
It sounds like a dystopian sci-fi story: residents of a walled town enjoy a high standard of living in a chilling pact that sees them growing sicker by the day from radiation poisoning. Except it's a reality, occurring in City 40 – a Russian town... MORE >
Close Up
Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who died in July this year, has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-Up (1990) is arguably his most daring, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary... MORE >
Do Not Resist
‘Violence is the realm we operate in...We are men of violence.' So says Dave Grossman, tactical trainer of police and FBI officers. In light of recent shocking events in Dallas and Baton Rouge, The Tribeca winner DO NOT RESIST is essential viewing... MORE >
DocTalk
DocTalk, the key event on the doc industry calendar, is back in 2016 with the latest insights into the art, craft and nuts and bolts of documentary making. In partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antenna presents four unmissable sessions,... MORE >
Don Juan
Casting a young autistic man with love troubles as Don Juan in a play – cruel joke, or insightful helping hand? Twenty-two year-old Oleg is a gentle character, ruthlessly put upon by his mother to get up and at ‘em. Marched off to therapy... MORE >
The Event
August 1991: the Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. After a decade of glasnost, a group of high-ranking party figures places leader Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest and declares a stateof emergency. As the nation grinds to a halt, people pour... MORE >
The Family
THE FAMILY sheds light on one of Australia's most notorious cults, in a powerful and moving film by Melbourne director Rosie Jones (THE TRIANGLE WARS, ANTENNA 2011). ‘The Family' was a sinister apocalyptic cult active in Melbourne in the ‘60s and '70s... MORE >
Fear Itself
Half-heard whispers. A creaking door. A dark shadow. From Vertigo to Videodrome, the scariest movies exploit our greatest – and most basic – fears. Assembled from over 100 of cinema's most heart-stopping moments, FEAR ITSELF explores how... MORE >
Gary Numan: Android in LaLa Land
Gary Numan took the sound of early electronica and fused it with strong images of his on stage alter-egos, to invent something totally unique. Seemingly coming from nowhere he took the music world by storm. Gary achieved his success with Asperger's syndrome,... MORE >
Horizons
HORIZONS FREE ADMISSIONBlank Space Gallery | 374 Crown St11-7PM Weds-Fri | 11-6PM Sat & SunA new era of documentary storytelling is upon us. Get ready to step inside stories from all corners of the globe, with Horizons – Antenna Documentary Film... MORE >
I Don't Belong Anywhere
In I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE, filmmaker Chantal Akerman opens up about her career and her craft. Director Marianne Lambert explores the filmmaker's oeuvre, presenting excerpts from many of her films and inviting Akerman, and her long-time editor and collaborator,... MORE >
The Islands and the Whales
The Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic cut an imposing landscape, as sheer cliffs soar majestically from the sea. The isolated community has hunted seabirds and whales for generations, but for how much longer? The global environmental crisis has reached... MORE >
Lá-Bas (Down There)
Uncertain whether it would be a film, Akerman began filming while teaching in Tel Aviv and living alone in a rented apartment. Unfolding in a series of fixed, inquisitive shots, Akerman peers through blinds at neighbours as she ruminates on her family,... MORE >
Monsieur Mayonnaise
What a concoction! Take one comic-book artist, send him on a journey following his father's footsteps from French resistance to restaurant ownership in Melbourne, add a sprinkling of Nazis and coat liberally in mayonnaise. Artist and filmmaker Philippe... MORE >
A Mother with a Gun
Archetypal good Jewish girl Shelley Rubin escapes family expectations by falling in love with the leader of the Jewish Defence League (JDL), once considered America's most active terrorist organisation by US authorities. Advocating any means necessary... MORE >
O Futebol
Filmmaker Sergio Oksman reunites with his father against the backdrop of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in his home-town of São Paulo. Having been apartfor 20 years, they agree to watch every game of the tournament together. However, like their... MORE >
On Call
Set in a petite GP's clinic somewhere in Paris, practitioner Jean-Pierre sees the patients that have nowhere else to go. Most are immigrants with uncertain status who aren't eligible for the regular healthcare system. Although many are still suffering... MORE >
One Day Pina Asked…
Two of the most remarkable female artists of the 20th century collaborate – Chantal Akerman follows choreographer Pina Bausch and her dance company on a ve-week tour in Europe. The result is both an intimate and immediate exploration of the process... MORE >
The Peacemaker
Padraig O'Malley is perhaps the ultimate global citizen. Blessed with an uncanny ability to bring sworn enemies not only to the negotiating table,but even further onto some common ground, he ceaselessly travels the world brokering deals in crisis zones... MORE >
A Present From the Past - Closing
A father-daughter trip to Rome to find a lost love with only a three-decade-old address – the premise may sound a little reality TV, but the execution is anything but. Filmmaker Kawthar surprises her father Mokhtar on his 75th birthday with two... MORE >
A Revolution in Four Seasons
This seminal film tells the story of two women with opposing political views, fighting for different versions of a democratic future for Tunisia. Emna, a journalist, advocates for a western modelled secular state, while Jawhara works with the Islamist... MORE >
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
Few people in this world truly qualify as brilliant; John Berger may be one. Revered art critic, intellectual and storyteller, Berger, years ago, abandoned the cityfor Quincy, a tiny alpine village in which he could observe and chronicle the vanishing... MORE >
Servant or Slave
During the time of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families by the Australian Government. SERVANT OR SLAVE is an emotional and confronting insight into the history and legacy of the domestic servitude enforced... MORE >
Shadow World
The global arms trade may be the murkiest, most inscrutable industry on the planet, with billions of dollars and human lives at stake. Based on a 2011 book by Andrew Feinstein, the film forensically examines some of the players – manufacturers,... MORE >
Starless Dreams - with Q&A
In STARLESS DREAMS, acclaimed filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei takes us inside a girls' juvenile detention facility on the outskirts of Tehran. The bonds the girls share are as tight as blood – some feel more at home here than they ever did with their... MORE >
They Call Us Monsters
THEY CALL US MONSTERS takes us for the first time inside The Compound, a high-security juvenile jail in California that holds youths that are being tried as adults for violent crimes. Juan, Jarad and Antonio seem like ordinary teenagers – but they... MORE >
Thy Fathers Chair
Feel guilty about your house not being tidy enough? You won't after seeing THY FATHER'S CHAIR, a cautionary peek into the cluttered chaos of an ordinary-looking Brooklyn apartment. Identical-twin Orthodox Jewish brothers Avraham and Shraga have let things... MORE >
Transit Havana
Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President and advocate for the rights of transgender people, invites surgeons from Europe to travel to Havana annually to conduct sex reassignment surgery. However, there are only five places available each time,... MORE >
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
TROUBLEMAKERS unearths the aesthetic and intellectual motivations behind the land art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. These renegade New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on... MORE >
Troublemakers; The Story of Land Art
TROUBLEMAKERS unearths the aesthetic and intellectual motivations behind the land art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. These renegade New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on... MORE >
Uncle Howard
On the brink of becoming an acclaimed filmmaker, 35 year-old Howard Brookner died of AIDS related illnesses in 1989. His work captured a vibrant art and gay scene in downtown New York, including his cult classic but since lost documentary of William... MORE >
Untouchable
Ron Book is a man with resources. Choking back tears as he recounts his daughter's sexual assault at the hands of the nanny, he is nonetheless fierce – asthe most powerful lobbyist in Florida, he put those resources to use enacting the toughest... MORE >
When Two Worlds Collide
In 2007, Peru's then-president called open slather on the country's natural resources, inviting foreign investors to come a-calling. Trouble was, most of the resources lay beneath constitutionally protected lands, inhabited by indigenous peoples who... MORE >