Stronger than Fiction Film Festival

Dendy Cinemas Canberra
31 July to 18 August 2019

This year’s festival boasts films from every continent except Antarctica, and a diverse spread of filmmakers from veteran trailblazers like Kim Longinotto to first-time directors like Midnight Family’s Luke Lorentzen and Honeyland’s Tamara Kotevska, only 25 years old and already stunning international festival audiences with her fresh talent.

Strong women continue as a theme throughout the festival, from tenacious human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel in Advocate to fiery photojournalist Letizia Battaglia in Shooting The Mafia.

Humanity’s interaction with the environment is another pressing theme, from the Sea Shepherd’s desperate race to save vaquita porpoises in eco-thriller Sea of Shadows, to the inspiring story of The Biggest Little Farm and the staggering visual journey of Anthropocene, by the award-winning makers of Watermark.

The festival opens with Honeyland, which follows a wild beekeeper in remote North Macedonia as she struggles to save her bees

All tickets can be purchased at the Dendy Box Office, online at or by phoning (02) 6221 8900.