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Inspiration and Hilarity to Kick-off Dubbo Film Society 2018 season

Dubbo Film Society will be offering the film lovers of Dubbo the best of Australian and international cinema throughout 2018. In fact, with the regular double features, the annual film festival and the Latin American film festival, subscribers will be able to enjoy over 20 films for less than the price of a coffee per film.

“We’re trying to make is as easy and affordable as possible for the Dubbo public to enjoy the best of Australian and world cinema,” said Dubbo Film Society President, Steve Clayton.

Dubbo Film Society will be kicking off its 2018 season on February 25 at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre with an inspirational coming-of-age drama from Finland, a heart warming Australian comedy, and an internationally recognised locally-made short film.

The first feature will be the Golden Globe Award nominated, The Fencer, an international co-production set in Estonia in the 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape Stalin’s secret police, an ambitious young fencer finds himself teaching small town children in a godforsaken Estonian coastal village. He starts teaching them his greatest passion, fencing, earning him the love of his pupils but putting him in conflict with the school’s principal. The Los Angeles Times described The Fencer as “an effective mix of underdog sports drama and political thriller, inspired by the true-life story of celebrated fencing champ Endel Nelis.”

The second feature film for the evening will be the Australian comedy, Ali’s Wedding. Empire magazine has called Ali’s Wedding “the best Aussie film since The Castle”. Based on actual events, Ali's Wedding is about Ali who, after failing to meet family expectations and achieving the required marks to enter a medical degree, decides to lie about his failure. His recklessness sets off a catastrophic chain of events, and Ali finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart.

This will be the the first time the people of Dubbo will have the opportunity to see this Festival of Sydney Audience Award winner on the big screen.

“We’re committed to bringing the people of Dubbo quality films beyond the mainstream line of box office films”, Mr Clayton said.

The session will also screen the locally made short film, Space, which was recently screened as part of the official selection at the Short and Sweet Film Festival in Utah, USA. There will also be a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast.

Just like previous years, Dubbo film lovers have the option to buy either a season subscription for over 20 films over the year or tickets to individual screenings. However, this year Dubbo Film Society have added online payment options for subscribers.

“We’ve listened to the feedback and we’re pleased to now be able to offer a number of different payment methods,” Mr Clayton said. “As well as cash and cheque, we are now able to accept online direct debit and credit card payments.”

If you would like to find out more about the films or to purchase subscriptions or tickets, visit the Dubbo Film Society website at