Calendar of Events

Canada 150

August - September 2017

Melbourne International Film Festival
3 – 20 August

Canadian participation includes:
Shorts: Birdline, Continuum, Kyma and Minotaur
Features: Ginger & Rosa, Girl Unbound, Maudie, Miyubi, Rumble, A Skin so Soft, Tyoko Miyake, The Void, Vertiges and eXistenZ

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Darwin Festival
10 – 27 August

The festival will feature two Canadian dance groups, one author and one singer:
CUBE – Zogma productions 
Cris Derksen & Trio
Alanna Mitchell – Seasick
Tami Neilson

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“It’s only the end of the world” film screening
11 August, 7.30pm (doors open from 7pm)
Coombs Theatre at ANU, Canberra

The High Commission of Canada is partnering with the ANU Film Group for this special event screening. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the film from award-winning Québecois director Xavier Dolan tells the story of a terminally ill writer returning home to tell his family he is dying. Non-ANU Film Group members can purchase a $15 Weekly Membership to see the film.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield live on stage   
Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne
22- 25 August

In his passionate and inspiring talks, Canadian famed astronaut, Chris Hadfield imparts the useful and practical lessons he’s learned throughout his remarkable career – in the fields of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology – in space and on Earth. 

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Brisbane Writer’s Festival
6-10 September

Three Canadian writers will take part in the festival:
Anosh Irani, Kyo Maclear and Kate Pullinger

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11-17 September

This annual week-long comedy festival is returning to Sydney for the 7th year! It will expand to various venues such as the Opera House, Recital Hall and Enmore Theatre.

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