Noosa International Film Festival

Escape to a world of cinema...


In 2016, NIFF made its mark as a quality international film festival showcasing over 130 films from 31 countries across the Noosa region.

This year, the Festival will again offer three key festival streams – World Cinema presenting new release feature length films, an international short film competition, and its Inside Cinema stream with special guests.

From the entertaining to the educational, moving to thought-provoking, NIFF will present incredible cinematic experiences to an Australian-wide audience over the Festival-long weekend.

NIFF aims to become one of Australia’s leading international film festivals by screening new release Australian and international feature length films, high quality short films, and staging inspirational workshops and talks with leading industry experts – all set in the beautiful backdrop of Noosa.

So come, look through our lens and experience what a film festival ought to be.


John Seale

John Seale  |  Cinematographer |  ACS ASC


Movies were the popular art form of the 20th Century and cinema has confirmed its place today as the world’s leading form of entertainment thanks to landmark films like The Mosquito Coast, Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The Firm, Lorenzo’s Oil, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Cold Mountain, The Tourist and Mad Max: Fury Road.

The common thread linking all of these films is Australian master cinematographer John Seale. John has spent a lifetime creating cinematic masterpieces - he won an Academy Award for The English Patient and was nominated for another Oscar® for Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Join us for the special screening of the Curator's short film selection from the 2017 Noosa International Film Festival! 

Held at the stunning Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas with sunset drinks & nibbles and free live music. 

Don't miss out!