Discover Special Events at the Festival

Mark your calendar with our fantastic line-up of special events!

Whether you're headed to the Festival with your friend, family member or solo, make your trip to the cinema extra special with our selection of wonderful themed evenings. 


OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION with LOST ILLUSIONS

Tuesday 1 March 2022, Palace Norton St, Palace Verona, The Chauvel Cinema, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

Audiences are invited for extravagant foray into the gilded yet treacherous lives of France’s 19th century aristocracy.

Reception including a glass of champagne and live entertainment.

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WE ARE WOMEN with BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Tuesday 8 March, Palace Verona

As an adaption of French journalist Florence Aubenas' bestselling non-fiction book, Le Quai de Ouistreham (The Night Cleaner), this arthouse drama feels like a day in the life of 21st century workers.

Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

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TASTE OF FRANCE with THE KITCHEN BRIGADE

Wednesday 16 March, Palace Norton St

At its heart this is an uplifting film about community, of people of all walks of life coming together in a time of hardship to support one another when no one else would.

Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

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IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD with THE VELVET QUEEN

Wednesday 23 March, Palace Central

Unlike typical documentaries which often feature detailed voiceover, this film asks audiences to sit in contemplation alongside the film-maker as they explore an older, more intentional way of living. 

Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

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LADIES NIGHT with HEAR ME OUT

Wednesday 30 March, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

Pascal Elbé has put a piece of himself into this tender romantic comedy, drawing on his own experiences of hearing loss to uniquely portray the struggles of modern connection.

Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

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CLOSING NIGHT GALA  with FLY ME AWAY

Wednesday 6 April, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Palace Norton, Palace Central, Palace Verona, The Chauvel Cinema

The wholesome and endearing film is sure to capture hearts and minds as the two central characters go through immense change. 

Reception includes drinks and live entertainment.

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