While music is frequently considered a solely aural format, the fact is that there is a strong visual component to it as well. From music videos, to documentaries, and even to light shows and stage antics, these visuals get us involved. Understandably, it’s about high-time this often-overlooked format was recognised.

Introducing the Australian Music Week Film Festival, a four-day aspect of Australian Music Week, which will see some of Australia’s finest documentaries, music videos, and short films screened to some eager eyes. Opening with the Take Me To The River, on October 31st, The Australian Music Week Film Festival will run until November 3rd, with plenty of brilliant visual works on show.

Taking over the GU Film House in Cronulla, the Australian Music Week Film Festival will feature a number of screenings each day, and will include music videos from artists such as Wet Lips, WAAX, and Confidence Man, as well as films from all over the word, including the premiere of Breaking The Mould, featuring guest appearances from the likes of The Jezabels, Katie Noonan, The Grates, Jebediah, Abbe May, Stonefield, Regurgitator, Mia Dyson and Mental As Anything.

Larry Heath, festival programmer, expressed his excitement in regards to just what’s on offer at the festival. “We’re thrilled to debut a brand new Australian film festival with such a vibrant selection of music focused films from all over the world. We received thousands of submissions, and our only regret is that we couldn’t fit more into the program. I hope everyone finds the time to come out and be the first in Australia – and in some cases the world – to see these powerful and important works.”

Tickets to the event are on sale now through Event Cinemas. If you’re keen on more info in terms of tickets, times, and just what some of the films on offer are about, be sure to check out the Australian Music Week Film Festival website here.

Australian Music Week Film Festival program

Feature Films

Take Me To The River (USA)
Play Your Gender (Canada)
Breaking The Mould (Australia)
Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey (UK/Australia)
Decks and the City (Australia)
Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan/Canada)
Australian Made (Australia)
Trenches of Rock (USA)

Short Film Program

Sound of the Future: HAITI (USA)
Adrift (Australia/France)
Shout at the Ground (New Zealand)
The Music Stops Here (UK)
Partycipation (UK)
Western Jubilee (USA)
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Buzz (Australia)

Music Video Program

Wet Lips – ‘Here If You Need’
Suss Cunts – ‘Shit Friend’
Hachiku – ‘Moonface’
Curt Manor – ‘Adelphi Hotel Nightmare’
Daggy Man – ‘A Lazy Kind of Pain’
Dead Language – ‘The Man Who Killed My Father’
WAAX – ‘Wild & Weak’
Caves ft. Hannah Joy – ‘Here We Are’
Stevie and the Sleepers – ‘Young Again’
Cosmo Thundercat – ‘Warning Bell’
Vera Blue – ‘Private’
Explosions in the Sky – ‘The Ecstatics’
Confidence Man – ‘Boyfriend’
Hawksley Workman – ‘Small Town Dracula’

Tuesday, October 31st – Friday, November 3rd
GU Film House, Cronulla, NSW
Tickets: Australian Music Week Film Festival