The 2019 Antenna Documentary Film Festival grew its reach and impact with increased and diverse public engagement programming, more venues, and the extension of the Festival by an extra five days.
Over the course of 11 days, Antenna celebrated the best in non-fiction cinema with a program of 50 documentaries (85 screenings) from 20 different countries. Opening Night featured the Australian Premiere of Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin, the new film by one of the greatest living filmmakers, Werner Herzog.
In addition to screenings, 23 live Q&A sessions and two panel discussions provided both filmmakers and audiences with more opportunities to interact and engage. This year the Festival was excited to host 10 esteemed international guests who participated in public talks, a filmmaker workshop and juried the International Documentary Award.
With a strong line-up of films and guests, record attendance, sold out screenings on every day, engaged audiences and a fantastic atmosphere, the 2019 Antenna Documentary Film Festival was a resounding success.