Film

2040 – Opening Night

2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now.

Film

Opening Night After Party

Join us for our Opening Night Afterparty under the stars as we let our hair down and celebrate HRAFF heading into its 12th year!

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Invisible Hands

The clothes we wear, the mobile phones we use and even the chocolate we eat all have one thing in common: they likely exploit child labour.

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Top End Wedding + Q&A

Lauren and Ned are engaged, in love, and just ten days away from their dream wedding when they hit a major snag: Lauren’s mother has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia.

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Still Recording

Recipient of five awards at the Venice Film Festival, Still Recording is an up close and personal documentation of the Syrian civilian insurgency, told from the perspective of two art students, Saeed and Milad.

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Waru

A sisterhood of eight Maori female directors bravely share their insights into child abuse.

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The Sign for Love

Elad Cohen’s hearing family have never accepted his Deafness. In this achingly honest first-person tale, Cohen shares his journey to fatherhood and reconciliation with his family.

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Far from the Tree + Q&A

Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book, Far From the Tree profiles families in which parents and their children have strikingly different identities.

Film

The Panama Papers

It was the biggest global corruption scandal in history, Director Alex Winter (Deep Web) delivers a shocking and comprehensive inside look at an anonymous leak — and a global news story.

Film

Becoming Colleen + Q&A

85-year-old Colleen Young lights up the screen as she recounts a remarkable life as a police officer, husband, father, film projectionist — and octogenarian transwoman.

Film

Fig Tree

Mina is 16 years old and has lived under the shadow of the Ethiopian Civil War her entire life. Her family is Jewish and planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits their reunion.

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Australian Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

Giving voice to uniquely compelling perspectives, these exceptional stories shed light on the many sides of the Australian experience. 

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On Her Shoulders + Discussion

Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings — from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials.

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Australia Says Yes + Q&A

The night 62% of Australians cried out a resounding “YES!” to same-sex marriage was a triumphant celebration of love, but it was also the culmination of decades of difficult, and occasionally deadly, activism.

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Etched in Bone + Q&A

For decades after colonisation, scientists dug up many of Australia’s Indigenous burial sites in order to collect human remains for museums and collections around the world.

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Femme Shorts

Highlighting a variety of femme voices and stories by encapsulating diverse experiences of those identifying as a woman.

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Risking Light + Q&A

Risking Light adopts an international, multicultural perspective to examine how people cope with the tragedy of the past and move forward to create fulfilling lives.

Film

#FEMALE PLEASURE

In this frank and inspiring documentary, Barbara Miller chronicles five women from different countries and different cultures who have one thing in common: they’re a danger to the patriarchy.

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Journey Beyond Fear + Q&A: HRAFF GOES WEST

Filmed over seven years, Journey Beyond Fear follows a family of Afghan refugees in Malaysia as they await eventual settlement in Australia.

Film

The Distant Barking of Dogs

The film unveils the consequences of war bearing down on the children in Eastern Ukraine, and by natural extension, the scars and self-taught life lessons this generation will carry with them into the future.

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A Thousand Girls Like Me

When Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman, forces her father to stand trial after a lifetime of sexual abuse, she risks her family, freedom, and personal safety to expose a judicial system that incriminates the very women who seek protection.

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First Nations Shorts: HRAFF GOES WEST

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives.

Film

Stop the Boats – Q&A: CENTREPIECE

Stop. The. Boats. The three words that have distorted the very meaning of seeking asylum in Australia.

Film

Being Impossible

A riveting examination of identity and what defines us, Being Impossible follows a young woman who discovers she was submitted to several surgeries to correct her intersexual body as a baby.

Film

2040 – CineSeeds + Q&A

2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now.

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Australian Shorts: HRAFF GOES WEST

Giving voice to uniquely compelling perspectives, these exceptional stories shed light on the many sides of the Australian experience. Join us at the Sun Theatre fore the encore screening!

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Wik v Queensland + Q&A

Told from the very personal Wik Peoples’ perspective, Wik vs Queensland causes us to question who we are as a nation today.

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International Shorts

These international short films offer exceptionally inspiring and poignant glimpses into the lives of others around the world.

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Femme Shorts – ENCORE

Highlighting a variety of femme voices and stories by encapsulating diverse experiences of those identifying as a woman.

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The Panama Papers – ENCORE

It was the biggest global corruption scandal in history, Director Alex Winter (Deep Web) delivers a shocking and comprehensive inside look at an anonymous leak — and a global news story.

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Giant Little Ones – Closing Night

Franky and Ballas are best friends, popular high-schoolers and swim team stars. When an impromptu sexual encounter forces them to confront their sexuality…

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Giant Little Ones – ENCORE at Lido

Franky and Ballas are best friends, popular high-schoolers and swim team stars. When an impromptu sexual encounter forces them to confront their sexuality

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Giant Little Ones – ENCORE at Cinema Nova

Franky and Ballas are best friends, popular high-schoolers and swim team stars. When an impromptu sexual encounter forces them to confront their sexuality

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Stop the Boats – Canberra

Stop. The. Boats. The three words that have distorted the very meaning of seeking asylum in Australia.

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Stop the Boats – ENCORE at Lido

Stop. The. Boats. The three words that have distorted the very meaning of seeking asylum in Australia.

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Stop the Boats – ENCORE at Cinema Nova

Stop. The. Boats. The three words that have distorted the very meaning of seeking asylum in Australia.

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The Panama Papers – Canberra

It was the biggest global corruption scandal in history, Director Alex Winter (Deep Web) delivers a shocking and comprehensive inside look at an anonymous leak — and a global news story.

Film

Still Recording – Canberra

Recipient of five awards at the Venice Film Festival, Still Recording is an up close and personal documentation of the Syrian civilian insurgency, told from the perspective of two art students, Saeed and Milad.

Film

Giant Little Ones – Canberra

Franky and Ballas are best friends, popular high-schoolers and swim team stars. When an impromptu sexual encounter forces them to confront their sexuality

Film

Femme Shorts – Canberra

Highlighting a variety of femme voices and stories by encapsulating diverse experiences of those identifying as a woman.

Art | Exhibition

A Museum For the Path Ahead: New York City’s Climate Museum

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions, theatre works and events featuring 30 visual arts exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Art | Exhibition

Awaken Exhibition

Australian Aboriginal cultural heritage objects from one of the most important anthropological collections in the world are on display for the first time at the University of Melbourne.

Art | Exhibition

Littlefoot & Company’s Spoken Word Night

Hosted by Maya and Sarah Ghassali from the Student Youth Network’s podcast Refugees On Air, this night is for all types of performances.

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Cultural Rights in Victoria — are we there yet?

Diversity in professional workplaces is on the forefront of discussion in the creative industries, but how often does this rhetoric result in real action?

Art | Exhibition

Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highlands — Ali MC

High in the mountains of north-east India, the indigenous Khasi eke out a living quarrying stone for shipment to Bangladesh. The ‘nong shain maw’ — a Khasi word meaning ‘the people who break the rock’ – are paid as little as $2 per day.

Art | Exhibition

Vera Möller – A Thousand Tides

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions, theatre works and events featuring 30 visual arts exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Art | Exhibition

You’re Safe Til 2024 – ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions, theatre works and events featuring 30 visual arts exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Art | Exhibition

Yang Yongliang – ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions, theatre works and events featuring 30 visual arts exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Art | Exhibition

Cinespace Presents the Screenwriter’s Guide to Social Cohesion

A more inclusive screen culture will contribute toward a more cohesive society through shared understanding and a sense of belonging.

Art | Exhibition

Pearlescent Verse + Screening

The pearlescent verse speaks of social, ecological and spiritual narratives, meditating upon the fragility of nature, human migration and climate change — promoting the richness of storytelling, respecting the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways.

Art | Exhibition

Bodies of Work

Taking a number of influential works of feminist labour activism from the 1970s and 80s as a point of departure, Bodies of Work brings together ten international and Australian artists to examine women’s work both inside and outside the home.

Art | Exhibition

From Bark to Neon: Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection

From Bark to Neon, on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, celebrates Indigenous art in Australia.

Art | Exhibition

National Anthem

Presenting a cacophonous array of artistic voices and perspectives, National Anthem brings together 24 artists, from a range of generations, who critically address Australian national identity.

Art | Exhibition

insideOUT

insideOUT is a binary-blurring experience constructed by Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe.

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Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project

The founding members of Yothu Yindi are joined onstage by the next generation of Indigenous singer/songwriters to celebrate Treaty in a one-night-only concert event in Hamer Hall.

Art | Exhibition

HOPEFREEDOM

Come by the inspiring HOPEFREEDOM exhibition presented by Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers (MAFA) at No Vacancy Gallery.

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