The Dungog Film Festival has made its first film line-up announcement.
The all-Australian film festival, now in its sixth year, will open with Peter Templeman’s debut feature Not Suitable For Children, which also opened the Sydney Film Festival.
Having its world premiere is Grammar of Happiness, a documentary about a linguistics professor whose beliefs are flipped on their head when he visits Brazil’s Piraha tribe, whose language can be spoken, whistled or drummed but contains now words for colours, numbers, art or past tense.
Jack Rath’s Between Home is the documentary of a novice sailor, Nick Jaffe who sails from the UK to Australia, documenting the complete two and a half year journey.
Among the festival highlights “It’s A Guy Thing” is a series of shorts focused on the male psyche, a screening of 1995 film Angel Baby which will be attended by actress Jacqueline McKenzie, and the world premiere of feature film Charlie Bonnet, directed by Stuart Stanton and produced by Peter Stanley.
The Dungog Film Festival runs from June 29 – July 1.