The rise of South Australian film festivals

Emerging and diverse filmmakers in SA have more opportunities to show their work with the rise in local film festivals.

South Australia is well-known as the Festival State, and it is filled to the brim with creative people from all walks of life. It is only in recent years, however, that local, emerging and diverse filmmakers have had multiple spaces dedicated to showcasing their work. This rise in South Australian film festivals is a boon for both the film industry and film lovers alike.

The Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is known for sharing South Australian talent alongside national and international films. However, it is often cited as the only film festival based solely in the state.

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Ekkia Evans is a writer and photographer who is part of ArtsHub's Amplify Collective. She acquired a Bachelor of Media and BA in English at The University of Adelaide, and has been a theatre critic for The Adelaide Show Podcast since 2020. Ekkia also hosts two music shows, 'Mix it Up' and 'Regional Rewind', on her local community radio station, BBBfm 89.1. Ekkia is based in Ngadjuri/Barossa Valley, SA.