Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 2011: Full Program

Memoirs of a Plague

The inaugural Antenna International Documentary Film Festival has let us know that their full program is now available online. The festival is due to launch at Dendy’s Opera Quay cinemas, with the bulk of the program playing at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington.

Australian Robert Nugent’s Memoirs of a Plague, an intriguing story of the ancient relationship between humans and the dreaded locust, will open the festival on October 5, with Philip Cox’s The Bengali Detective closing the four-day festival at the Chauvel.

Films in international competition include:

  • After The Apocalypse (UK / 2011)
  • The Collaborator and His Family (Palestine / Israel / USA / France 2011)
  • Hell and Back Again (UK / USA / 2011)
  • Into Eternity (Denmark / 2010)
  • Matchmaking Mayor (Czech Republic / Slovakia / 2011)
  • My Perestroika (UK / USA / Russia / 2011)
  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History (USA / 2011)
  • Regretters (Sweden / 2011)
  • El Sicario, Room 164 (France / Mexico / 2011)
  • Give Up Tomorrow (USA / UK / 2011)
  • Memoirs of a Plague (Australia / 2011)
  • The Bengali Detective (India / UK / USA / 2011)

Films in Australian competition are:

  • Breaking The News 
  • Life in Vitro
  • The Triangle Wars
  • Memoirs of a Plague

There will also be special screenings happening throughout the festival, including Alex Gibney’s Magic Trip, about a drug-fuelled road trip across the US organised by Ken Kesey (author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) in the 1960s; Naomi Kawase’s (Hanezu) Genpin, in which the Japanese director studies women preparing for natural childbirth, and Irish documentary Knuckle, covering a 12-year Irish family feud and bare-knuckle boxing. The festival will also screen a selection of Australian shorts and student films.

The Antenna International Documentary Film Festival runs from 5 to 9 October in Sydney. Full details can be found on the festival’s website: