The Refugee Council of Australia launched Australia’s first ever Refugee Film Festival on Friday, 4th November 2016. The sell-out event took place at Melbourne’s Federation Square with a special screening of Constance on the Edge.
Tim O’Connor, Acting CEO of RCOA, said “there couldn’t be a better film for the occasion than Constance on the Edge, a funny and uplifting story of the ups and downs of making a new home”. Constance herself, as well as the filmmakers, attended the event for a special Q&A.
The aim of the Festival is to introduce new audiences to the refugee experience in a creative and innovative way, and to show the resilience and courage that people bring to Australia as refugees.
Films and post-screening discussions will continue throughout the year, and will take place every day during Refugee Week. RCOA will soon be inviting submissions for the next official selection.
If you would like us to inform you about upcoming screenings and submission dates, please visit www.refugeecouncil.org.au/refugee-film-festival and fill out your details to be added to the Refugee Film Festival mailing list.