Venice International Film Festival 2017

30 August - 9 September 2017

We’re delighted to introduce the line-up of Australian films and talent at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival along with details of some of the upcoming Screen Australia titles.

At this year’s festival there are four Australian films premiering: Sweet Country, West of Sunshine, Strange Colours and The Knife Salesman. Australian film critic David Stratton will be on part of the Venezia 74 competition jury.


Sweet Country

World Premiere - In Competition


West of Sunshine

World Premiere - Orizzonti In Competition


Strange Colours

World Premiere - Biennale College

The Knife Salesman

World Premiere - Orizzonti In Competition - Short

Screen Australia executives attending:

Penny Smallacombe
Head of Indigenous

Dale Fairbairn
Manager, Markets and Festivals

Latest News

Screen News

Visit Screen News on Screen Australia’s main website for all the latest festival & markets news and opportunities.

We’re also on ,  and