AIFF19 Session Times

AIFF19 will take place over 5 screening sessions. Below are the session times, with each film playing. Click here to find read a little more about ALL of AIFF19's finalists.

Opening Night w/ Australian Shorts

Friday 1 November

Doors @ 6pm

Screening @ 7pm - 9pm (approx)

AIFF19’s opening night. An evening celebrating the very best of the festival’s Australian Short Films, as well as a keynote speech from Tristan Barr, director of Australia's first single take film 'Watch The Sunset.' Nibbles will be provided, and the bar will be stocked! Let's open AIFF19 with a bang!

Films Screening:



My Name is Mohamed and Raghad, We Don't Exist Here Anymore

The True History of Billy the Kid


Daily Bread


Night Fill


Let's Get Real - 1

Saturday 2 November

Doors @ 3PM

Screening @ 3:30PM - 6PM (approx)

AIFF19’s first afternoon of superb documentary films sourced from all corners of the globe. Informative and enriching, AIFF has some very documentaries to share in 2019. You don’t want to miss them.

Films Screening:

Stuck on a Rock

Courage for the Long Haul

Stuart X

Shangri La

The Man of the Trees

After Dark

Doors @ 6:30PM

Screening @ 7:00PM - 9:00PM (approx)

It’ll get saucy, scary and a little bit different - AIFF presents ‘After Dark.’ AIFF19’s adults only screening has films that we have to show, but also let you know - you'll need to find a babysitter. Come and enjoy a drink at Metro Arts, and have some fun with films from all submission categories, from Australia and beyond.

Films Screening:



Soldier of Comedy

Larry Time

A Sweet Man

Cut Off

Cuban Queens




The Chicken Dinner Show



Lets Get Real - 2

Doors @ 2PM

Screening @ 2:30PM - 4:30PM (approx)

We had so many great documentaries this year, one screening session just wasn’t enough! AIFF19’s second doco screening is just as good as the first. Informative and enriching, AIFF has some awesome documentaries to share in 2019.

Films Screening:

Carving the Divine

Ground Rush

Waniska - An Awakaning of Indigenous Knowledge

Around the World w/ International Shorts

Doors @ 4:30PM

Screening @ 5PM - 7PM (approx)

Last but definitely not least, AIFF19 presents some of the very best shorts from all over the world - we’re finishing our screening sessions off with a bang.

Films Screening:


On Air

Smack Edd


Beyond Her Lens

Hot Dog



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