Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) cements Adelaide’s place on the international stage as a hub of vibrancy, creativity, and innovation. Over twelve days each October, this world-renowned festival provides a wide range of opportunities for festival goers to be inspired, entertained, and educated, through a unique program of the best of global and national cinema, forums, collaborations, and special events.

In 2022, The Balnaves Foundation supported the inaugural AFF EXPAND Lab bringing together 30 of Australia’s most daring artists, film makers and creative thinkers for a development lab and commissioning process to foster new ideas for moving image artworks.

The Lab commission was awarded for one new moving image work to be presented at Samstag Museum of Art during the 2024 Adelaide Film Festival. In addition, two projects have been selected for development support or mentoring by Illuminate Adelaide and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The project is a collaboration between the Adelaide Film Festival, Samstag Museum of Art, The Art Gallery of South Australia and Illuminate Adelaide and is proudly supported by The Balnaves Foundation and Arts SA.