Real Film Festival

Sun 17 Nov
2pm-4pm & 5pm-7pm
7 hrs

Join us at the Newcastle Museum, where we'll screen both a short film, feature film, and conclude with the highly anticipated Q&A session with filmmakers.

2pm-4pm 'Animals' and 'My Uncles'
5pm-7pm 'Lost in the Crowd'

Stay for Q&A’s with Director/Producer Jason Van Genderen, and Producers Shane and Josephine Emmett then continue the conversation with drinks and canap├ęs.

Our short film winners will be announced, giving away $12,000 in cash, mentorships and prizes. 
A night not to be missed.

Bookings required. Can't wait to see you there! Tickets on sale now!

About the films:

Feature film "Animals" is not to be missed! Based on the novel by Emma Jane Unsworth, "Animals" strikes as a fierce and unapologetic celebration of female friendship. An intimate, funny and bittersweet examination of the challenges of turning talent into action, and being a modern woman, with faults, longings, and competing desires.

This film is not for the light hearted and has an "R" rating.
Additionally this event will see the screening of locally made short film "My Uncles."
"My Uncles" is a personal story of the homosexuality, joys and challenges of over 40 years culminating marriage.

Heated Jackets. Levitating desk lights. Barking Wallets. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have seeded a virtual revolution in funding the un-fundable. But what happens to this $34 billion industry when the wheels fall off? 'Lost In The Crowd' follows the triumphs and pitfalls of three crowdfunded filmmakers seeking answers from this unregulated space.

About The Real Film Festival:

The Real Film Festival starts the 2019 Summer with a bang, transforming spaces in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens with bold films of real stories and cutting-edge documentaries.

More than any other film festival, the Real Film Festival defines the Hunter’s personality. For over seven years, the festival program has presented films by independent international, national and local storytellers whose presence at the festival creates a buzz and honesty; a world class event right on our doorstep! Screen industry professionals who have shared their stories and expertise have included; Don McAlpine, Jillian Armstrong, Jeff Julian, Tony Buckley, David Caesar, Jason Van Genderen, Vanessa Alexander, Ian Hamilton, Scott Roberts, Paige Badenoch, Rachel Blake, Zac Garred, Anthony Marsh and William Ward to name a few.

The Real Film Festival’s contemporary programming positions it as one of Australia’s leading documentary film festivals – a real place for emerging independent filmmakers from which to launch their careers and an injection of cultural innovation into the local community to entertain increasingly socially aware and savvy audiences. The Real Film Festival is the region’s only event which celebrates the art of storytelling through film.


  • Admission to this event $15


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way