Opening Night

Ceremony, Film Screening and After Party


Opening Film


THE MERGER  | US Premiere

Mark Grentell | Australia | 2018 | 103'

Australia's audience favorite of 2018!

In this comedic narrative feature, a former star footballer returns to his home town and is persuaded to coach the struggling, local footy team. He recruits refugees to make up the numbers with hilarious results, but ultimately takes the community on a journey of change.


Screens March 15, 7:00 PM

Immediately following the Opening Welcome


AFTER PARTY starting 10:30 PM



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Closing Awards

Closing Film, Awards Ceremony and After Party


Closing Film  and Awards Ceremony


DANSEURNew York Premiere  

Scott Gormley | USA | 2018 | 70'

Enter any dance studio in the US and the classes will be brimming with little bunheads dreaming of crossing the stage at Lincoln Center. But you will be hard pressed to find a single boy among them. The film explores why in a country that strives for gender equality where young women are encouraged to cross the gender barrier and participate in male-dominated fields does this disparity exist?


Screens Thursday March 21, 7:30 PM

Q&A following the screening


AFTER PARTY starting 10:30 PM