Film Events

SAFAL - Eblast - HGP

Film Screening - Ho Gana Pokuna (The Singing Pond) + Q&A

2 hr (2015) Sri Lanka Drama, Family, Director: Indika Ferdinando

20 May 2017

10:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Macquarie Theatre

$10

One day, a new teacher, Uma, arrives at a primary school in a remote little village in Sri Lanka. With Uma's help, her little pupils learn not to be afraid of dreaming big. One morning, little Upuli, who is blind, shares her unseen dream with her friends. It becomes the unseen dream, not only in the eyes of the little ones, but also in the eyes of the entire village. The perils that the children and Uma encounter in their venture to realize this dream, and their determination to triumph, is portrayed through the innocence of childhood and the harsh reality of village life. This single dream gives rise to a little revolution, stirring up the quiet village, as it has never experienced before.

This event will be followed by a Question and Answer session by industry professionals

SAFAL - Eblast - Tezaab

Film Screening - Tezaab (Acid) + Q&A

2 hr 53 min (1988) India Musical, Romance, Director: N Chandra

20 May 2017

1:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Macquarie Theatre

$10

Shyamlal (Anupam Kher) is a gambling alcoholic, who finances his carefree lifestyle by exploiting the singing and dancing talents of his daughter Mohini (Madhuri Dixit). But his debts catch up with him when the underworld boss Lotiya (Kiran Kumar) kidnaps Mohini. Mohini's friend Jyoti (Suparna Anand) witnesses the kidnapping and sends for her brother Mahesh (Anil Kapoor), who had been Mohini's college classmate and beau, to come rescue her. There is just one problem: Mahesh is now a gangster known as Munna, wanted by the police and banned from the city. Police Inspector Gagan Singh (Suresh Oberoi), who remembers Mahesh from his pre-crime days as a promising young naval cadet, captures him, and after listening to the story of how he became a banished criminal, strikes a deal with him - Inspector Singh will look the other way for 24 hours, to give Munna a chance to save Mohini. In return, Munna must return to his upstanding, law-abiding ways.

This event will be followed by a Question and Answer session by industry professionals

Short Film Competition

Includes SAFAL FEST WORLD PREMIERE: Short Film Screening "An Invitation"

21 May 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Macquarie Theatre

FREE

5-7 minute films with strong South Asian elements or key cast & crew 10-12 short films will be screened Prizes across five categories of Direction, Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing and Writing. And patrons get to vote for their favorite with a People’s Choice award.

For more information; please visit the Short Film Festival page.

SAFAL FEST WORLD PREMIERE: Short Film Screening - An Invitation

Starring: Rajat Kapoor Director: Ruturaj Dhalgade, Producer: Rajeev Sharma

Will be screened during the Short Film Competition

Encore screening included with "Love and Love Only"

SAFAL - Eblast world premiere

21 May 2017

11:00 AM

4:00 PM

Macquarie Theatre

There is a love and hate relationship with our closed ones. Sometimes hate exceeds love and relations break. An Invitation is about the confession part of life, where silences speak more than words to make sure love exceeds hate this time.

SAFAL - Eblast director

Film Direction masterclass with ace Bollywood director N. Chandra

21 May 2017

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Y3A

$10

Ticket is for viewing purposes only. Participation in the masterclass is by invitation only.

Learn the fine nuances of film direction from Bollywood maestro N. Chandra, the director of many Bollywood blockbusters.

Participation in this event is by invitation only.

Film Screening - Love and Love Only

2 hr 8 mins (2015) Australia Comedy, Drama, Romance Director: Julian Karikalan, Music composed by: Illayaraja

Includes SAFAL FEST WORLD PREMIERE: Short Film Screening "An Invitation"

21 May 2017

3:00 PM - 5:10 PM

Macquarie Theatre

$10

When a rich Indian International student falls for a working class Australian girl, who is crazily in Love with him, how will he handle the cultural differences and succeed in his love, against his parents' plans for his future?