Alan Berliner Retrospective
For the first time in Australia, Antenna will hold a retrospective of Alan Berliner – one of the most respected and celebrated documentary filmmakers of our time. Alan will be attending as a special guest at the festival. LEARN MORE >
Another Country
David Gulpilil takes viewers on an enlightening journey to his hometown, offering a sobering, searing though often humorous account of the contradictions of the modern Indigenous experience. LEARN MORE >
Another Country - Encore
David Gulpilil takes viewers on an enlightening journey to his hometown, offering a sobering, searing though often humorous account of the contradictions of the modern Indigenous experience. LEARN MORE >
Approaching the Elephant
A school with no rules sounds like every kid's dream. The Teddy McArdle Free School in New Jersey is experimenting with this idea. The film follows their anarchic progress over their first year, constantly on the brink of chaos. LEARN MORE >
The Birth of Sake
The Birth of Sake is a cinematic documentary that reveals the story of passionate saké-makers and what it takes to make world-class saké at Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned small brewery in northern Japan. LEARN MORE >
B-Movie Lust and Sound in West Berlin
In the 80s Berlin was like a B-movie; ugly and poor, but wild, creative, and incredibly sexy. B-Movie revisits the vibrant music and art scene of West Berlin during the divided city’s punky, druggy, trashy 1980s heyday. LEARN MORE >
B-Movie Lust and Sound in West Berlin - Encore
In the 80s Berlin was like a B-movie; ugly and poor, but wild, creative, and incredibly sexy. B-Movie revisits the vibrant music and art scene of West Berlin during the divided city’s punky, druggy, trashy 1980s heyday. LEARN MORE >
The Chimpanzee Complex
After years in captivity being raised by humans, chimpanzees in a rescue centre face the challenge of resocialising with their own species. A touching and intimate film that follows the daily lives of the chimpanzees and their caretakers. LEARN MORE >
The Closer We Get
Inter-generational secrets and lies are exposed and dissected in this extraordinary and moving portrait of a family's survival told from within, in this powerful and bittersweet film traversing loyalty, broken dreams and redemption. LEARN MORE >
The Cult of JT Leroy
Captivating readers with stories of his traumatic childhood, JT LeRoy – a heroin addict and ex-teen prostitute – was catapulted to literary fame at age 19. But lurking just beneath the pages was a scandal on a grand scale. LEARN MORE >
DocTalk
You can't afford to miss Antenna's one-day industry seminar series, DocTalk. In partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Antenna will present four master classes and panel discussions. LEARN MORE >
Dominguinhos
Dominguinhos is an evocative and sensual portrait of legendary Brazilian composer, accordionist, and singer Dominguinhos; beautifully put together through old interviews, rare archival footage and vibrant musical clips. LEARN MORE >
Exotica Erotica Etc
Winner of the Emerging Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs, Director Evangelia Kranioti travels to endless ports on Greek ships, exploring the clichéd yet universal encounter between sex-worker and sailor. A poetic and hypnotic film. LEARN MORE >
Finders Keepers
Who owns your extremities, if they're no longer attached to your body? This bizarre question becomes a legal debate when a bargain hunter extraordinaire buys an old grill at an auction and is astonished at what he finds inside. LEARN MORE >
First Cousin Once Removed
An intimately crafted exploration of memory and mental decline, First Cousin Once Removed is a loving portrait of Berliner's distant cousin, friend and former mentor Edwin Honig, a successful poet, translator, critic and lecturer. LEARN MORE >
The Ground we Won
The Ground We Won is a stunning portrait of a small town Kiwi rugby team trying to claw back a win. With amazing access into men’s sacred spaces, we see the hierarchies and debauchery that abounds, both on and off the pitch. LEARN MORE >
Heerys World
A celebrated Australian photographer, Gary Heery's photography quests span Bandidos clubhouses to S&M parlours. In a world where everything takes photos, Heery's World explores the value of professional portraiture. LEARN MORE >
Indigenous Cinema Focus
Antenna will hold a special session in collaboration with Berlinale NATIVe, presenting a selection of short films from Indigenous Australian and international filmmakers, celebrating the diversity within Indigenous cinema. LEARN MORE >
The Infinite Happiness
The 8 House, by famed architect Bjarke Ingels, is a bold, social experiment that mixes sustainability and high-density living with a sprinkle of whimsy. Filmmakers Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine spent 21 days exploring its heart. LEARN MORE >
Leaving Africa
In this heartwarming tale of friendship, 60-something Finnish Riitta and Ugandan Catherine live together and work for an NGO that promotes female empowerment. An anonymous accusation threatens everything they’ve worked to build. LEARN MORE >
Nightfall on Gaia
Nightfall on Gaia is a story of hope and fear for our planet: an imagined devastating planetary event has left Dr Xuě Noon confined alone in an Antarctic research station looking backward at our present moment of crisis. LEARN MORE >
Nightfall on Gaia - Encore
Nightfall on Gaia is a story of hope and fear for our planet: an imagined devastating planetary event has left Dr Xuě Noon confined alone in an Antarctic research station looking backward at our present moment of crisis. LEARN MORE >
No Lands Song
Since 1979, female singers have been banned from performing in public in Iran. Composer Sara Najafi decides to test this ridiculous prohibition, pitting the political power of music against the oppressive power of the state. LEARN MORE >
Nobody's Business & Sweetest Sound (Double Feature)
A special double feature of two Alan Berliner classics. Nobody’s Business is a touching portrait of his most reluctant subject, his father. In The Sweetest Sound, Alan unpicks his own name to see if a name tells us who we are. LEARN MORE >
On the Bride's Side
It sounds like a romantic Euro-comedy as conceived by foreign policy reporters: Italian journalists disguise their refugee friends from Syria as a wedding party and try to spirit them across various European borders to Sweden. LEARN MORE >
Oriented
‘I'm in love with the enemy.' The personal has never been more political than in Oriented. Being Palestinian in Israel offers certain challenges. Add being gay into the mix and questions of identity hover over every action and decision. LEARN MORE >
Pervert Park
Pervert Park is the local nickname for a trailer park that’s home to 120 convicted sex offenders. With unprecedented access, this Sundance winner explores the response to unspeakable acts in this unflinching, yet necessary film. LEARN MORE >
Racing Exinction
We are now facing the next major extinction. Oscar winner Louie Psilhoyos (The Cove) turns his focus to this desperate cause, teaming up with activists and scientists on undercover missions in a bid to alert the world before it’s too late. LEARN MORE >
Requiem for the American Dream
Requiem for the American Dream is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, who discusses the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. LEARN MORE >
Requiem for the American Dream - Encore
Requiem for the American Dream is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, who discusses the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. LEARN MORE >
The Sandwich Nazi
"The Sandwich Nazi" tells the story of the outrageous life and spirit of Lebanese-Canadian deli owner Saham, who treats his customers to an endless stream of riffs about his sexual history, whilst serving the best sandwiches in town. LEARN MORE >
Shock Room
Obedience in the face of authority has been the perceived wisdom since Harvard psychologist Stanley Milgram's experiments in the 1960s. Kathryn Millard revisits Milgram's results to explore our supposed obedience. LEARN MORE >
Spartacus & Cassandra
Siblings Spartacus and Cassandra find themselves in the care of Camille, a trapeze artist on the outskirts of Paris. After a life on the streets, they must choose between the family they love or the possibility of a brighter future. LEARN MORE >
Spartacus & Cassandra - Encore
Siblings Spartacus and Cassandra find themselves in the care of Camille, a trapeze artist on the outskirts of Paris. After a life on the streets, they must choose between the family they love or the possibility of a brighter future. LEARN MORE >
The Storm Makers
Over half a million Cambodians work abroad – most are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions. A chilling exposé, The Storm Makers presents the story of Aya, a young woman sold into slavery aged 16. LEARN MORE >
Thank You For Playing
When a four-year-old boy is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his father begins working on a new kind of video game to honour the life of his son: a profound and immersive virtual experience of hope. LEARN MORE >
Twilight of a Life
Although bed-bound, filmmaker Biegeleisen's 95 year-old mother still has life in her, drinking, smoking, laughing and singing in this living elegy. A touching film full of humour, joy and optimism about the unspoken contract of life. LEARN MORE >
The Visit
Aliens have not yet visited Earth, at least not officially. Nonetheless there are numerous scientists, diplomats and military experts, equipped with advanced degrees, ready to deal with such an event – should it ever happen. LEARN MORE >
Warriors from the North
This complex and multilayered story of a father, desperately trying to make contact with his son who has joined al-Shabaab, offers chilling insight into what fuels the current trend of western Muslim youth joining radical groups abroad. LEARN MORE >
Wide Awake
Wide Awake is Berliner's filmic plea to the gods of the land of nod – ‘Why can't I sleep?!' A lifelong insomniac, Berliner's impending fatherhood has him scrambling for solutions - including an overnight stay in a sleep lab! LEARN MORE >