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Watchdog Film Festival

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The New Globe Theater

220 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…and then we return home” Aboriginal proverb.


The Watchdog Film Festival will be an experience unlike any other. Prepare to be transported into worlds otherwise unknown by filmmakers from across the world. We've judged hundreds of submissions from 30 countries to bring you the best films that expose matters of social and public significance in an innovative and entertaining way.


The event will be hosted at The New Globe Theater in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on Sunday March 4 from 16:30 - 20:30 with a brief intermission in the middle.


Awards will be given to winning films and you will get the opportunity to mingle with filmmakers. This screening is for mature audiences and there is a bar on premises.


You wont find another event like this and especially not at such a low price. Buy your tickets early to avoid missing out!




Some of the films include:

......Technology and humanity......

Timelapse [Fiction, based on proposed technologies] - award winning film about a neuronal implant developed to automate humans doing mechanical work. Are there risks to adopting impants that create autopilot for humans?

iRony [Animation] - A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. This hand drawn animated is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' that won 2 National poetry awards.

......War, refugees and humanity......

Mariam [Documentary] - This observational turned participatory documentary will take you into the devestating war in Iraq. When the local media team reach the frontline, Iraqi people can be seen fleeing from ISIS soliders who are shooting at them and destroying their villages. The filmmakers then help rescue the Mosul family after their house was blown up by ISIS. A must watch!

The Jolly Swagman [Documentary] - Ravi fled civil chaos in his homeland of Sri Lanka, hoping for a better life in Australia but the Australian Government had other ideas. This film cleverly uses interviews, animation and the song Waltzing Matilda to illustrate the issues with our refugee policies.

ZU GAST BEI FREUNDEN (Visiting Friends) [Fiction, based on real world events] - an African refugee convinces a lonely Swiss lady to give him temporary lodging. He wants freedom, she wants a new husband.

Lambert: The Australian Dream [Documentary] - After 12 years in a Tanzanian refugee camp, a long migration process and a "fortunate accident," Lambert starts his adult life in Brisbane and is full of dreams and aspirations.

The other side [Fiction, based on truth] - A Peruvian college student attempts to cross into the U.S. to escape terrorism in the 1980s.

......Environment - Flaura and Fauna......

Hoax [Fiction, based on a true story] - An environmental activist protesting a controversial mine in Australia comes up with a plan to be heard after their peaceful protest is not given media attention.

Walk on the Mountain [Documentary] - Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with the coal companies and why he believes coal should stopped being mined immediately. Meanwhile, local residents share why they disagree with Junior's actions, and how they believe the downfall of coal signifies the downfall of their economy.

Tainted Love [Documentary] - This observational film explores the cultural significance of birds in Indonesia and the devastating consequences that their "love" of birds has on wild populations.

......Politics, judiciary and human impact......

Live Cam [Fiction, based on real world events] - This witty smart-phone film covertly touches on the police's extrajudicial assassinations of supposed "drug users" in the Philippines.

Sunshine [Fiction, based on real world events] - When an African American teenager gets a seemingly depressed white guy to open up, she discovers he’s on his way to commit a horrible act. The ending of this film will leave you stunned and covertly demonstrates why "Black Lives Matter" is an important movement in the U.S.

Relax [Fiction, political message] - Soon after the 2016 U.S. election, an anti-Trump activist waits outside a supporter’s home considering something that could result in deadly consequences.

......Social issues, equality and justice......

Tits [Documentary] - A retired stripper Ms Opal Dockery (67) sits topless sharing her thoughts about not being able to go topless in public and links this into women's rights and gender inequality. Ms Docery takes to the streets with hundreds of other topless ladies and men at the annual Women's Equality Day topless protest in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Sawubona [Fiction, social message] - When Mbali, a charming and adventurous 7 year-old South African, defies the norm by making a new friend; she sparks a journey of transformation.

Voicing CSA: The Mouse [Animation] – A film to raise awareness about The Truth Project, a charity that works to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse find their voice. A very innovative film.

Cast me healthy [Documentary] - Bit lost in life? Need some encouragement? Meet Wendy Spencer the energetic Australian female actor slash counselor with a twist.

Face it [Fiction] – Covert intergenerational exploration of the revolving door of alcoholism and violence through the experience of Oscar, a young man who hates his reformed father.

......Inspiration......

Passion over paycheck [Documentary] - Mansfield highschool students discuss their potential future careers and contemplate following their passion in arts or sports or whether to pursue a steady career with a regular paycheck.

Believe [Fiction, social message] - A young African-American man with dreams of becoming a doctor decides to put his career aside because others say he couldn't do it, until one day.

The Joy of Perspective [Fiction, social message] - Abby is working in a funeral house when she meets Paul, a bitter old man tired of everyone around him dying. Their paths cross and they transform their perspectives on life.

On Dragon’s Wings [Fiction, based on reality] – Demonstrating autism through the eyes of a young man struggling to communicate with his mother.



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