Documentary is often one of the most fascinating and unpredictable genres of film, and nearly every film festival has a large section devoted to it. That’s why we’re thrilled that Antenna International Film Festival is dedicated entirely to documentaries, and they’ve just unveiled their 2012 program.
Returning to Sydney after a knock-out first season last year, Antenna has pulled together over 30 of the finest documentaries from around the world, along with master classes and industry sessions.
The season commences on Wednesday 10 October with the Sydney premiere of The Ambassador – the astonishing and alarming story of a Danish journalist who goes undercover in the Central African Republic in an effort to expose the blood diamond trade. Also in the International Competition are the moving Palestinian film 5 Broken Cameras, the frenetic art activism of Tomorrow and the family drama of Colombianos, amongst many more.
There are also special screenings – such as Werner Herzog’s incredible insight into America’s death row Into The Abyss – as well as a focus on Australian films and a selection of shorts.
Tickets are on sale now, and you can view the full program here.