January 14-23 2021 | Bangalow

Bangalow Film Festival


4 Nights of outdoor and drive-in screenings in the Bangalow Showgrounds from 14 January.


4 Days of fabulous classic and arthouse flicks in Bangalow’s historic A&I Hall from 20 January.


We’re planning festival screenings with a difference. Expect the unexpected.

Festival Opening

14 January 2021


Drive-in Screening

Opening night promises to be a glamorous affair. Film lovers, fashionistas and anyone looking for a fun night out won’t want to miss this wonderful restoration of Federico Fellini’s masterpiece.

Martin Scorsese called it, “the film that conquered the world”. An exquisite tale of celebrity, La Dolce Vita casts an adoring yet critical eye towards 60s Rome. Set over seven decadent days, we follow Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist as he pursues a happiness that’s always just out of reach.

In keeping with the 60s theme, the screening will be an outdoor drive-in event, and anyone with a gorgeous vintage vehicle is especially encouraged to attend. Dress code will be Fellini’s 60s, which allows for a multitude of possibilities from gorgeous gowns and black tie to circus characters, vagabonds and paparazzi.

This will undoubtedly be a night to remember.

“It’s 60 years since La Dolce Vita won the Palme D’Or at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and this year Fellini would have also celebrated his 100th birthday,” says Festival programmer Christian Pazzaglia.

“We are very excited to be able to open our first ever Bangalow Film Festival with such a masterpiece of cinema.”

Christian Pazzaglia

Program Director, Bangalow Film Festival

Premiere Screenings

We are thrilled to confirm the following films will premiere at the Bangalow Film Festival in January 2021.


Special Screenings

In addition to our exciting premiere screenings, Bangalow Film Festival has also curated some special not-to-be-missed special events.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and original storytellers from the land on which the Bangalow Film Festival takes place—the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Festival Partners

We are extremely grateful to the following sposnsors and partners who share our vision of bringing a brilliant film festival to Bangalow.

Screening Sponsors
Media Partners

Cultural Partners

Industry Partners
Hospitality Partners
99 Acres Bangalow


A trio of Bangalow locals have banded together to bring the village of Bangalow its very own film festival in January 2021.

Christian Pazzaglia, Ben Alcock and Lyn McCarthy all have experience in mounting film events. Christian has worked internationally as a curator and producer of film programs and festivals, Ben is the co-founder of Bangalow’s Flicks in the Field and, Lyn is one of the founders of the Dendy Cinema chain and ex-General Manager of the Sydney Film Festival.

The festival will be held at the Bangalow Showgrounds and the A&I Hall, and take place January 14-23.


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