Flicks, facts and finding out plenty of things you didn't know: they're all on the agenda at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival. Since making its debut in 2011, the annual event has eagerly jumped into the informative side of cinema, offering a stellar showcase of docos from around the world as well as quite the learning experience.
Returning for another year from October 10 to 15, this year's fest promises insightful explorations, thought-provoking dissections and more across 50 shorts and features from 20 countries. See the sights and folks of rural France in opening night's Faces Places, and step into the world of an iconic singer with closing night's Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. In between, enjoy everything from eye-popping fireworks (in Brimstone & Glory) and candid looks at female sexuality (Venus), to a movie-inspired trip to Iceland (Atlantis, Iceland) and an account of Bell Shakespeare Company's staging of Macbeth in a juvenile detention centre (Kings of Baxter, which makes its world premiere at the fest).
Taking place at Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Norton Street and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the festival isn't just about watching, however — it's also about examining the world of factual filmmaking. Accordingly, Antenna also includes a day-long natter about the state of the documentary industry, called Doc Talk, for those eager to dive even further down the doco rabbit hole.