Since its founding in 2003, the Adelaide Film Festival has run biennially, swapping years with Adelaide Fringe. However, the Fringe Festival went annual in 2007, which made the Film Festival’s biennial schedule a bit of an outlier in the Australian festival scene, where a yearly event is the standard.
That’s all changed as of 2022, with the Adelaide Film Festival now a yearly blow-out, and to mark the occasion Festival Creative Director and CEO Matt Kesting and the team pulled out all the stops.
Opening night film The Angels: Kickin’ down the Door was an absolute crowd-pleaser, telling the tale of Adelaide’s own pub rock legends. Even better, The Angels themselves provided the entertainment at the Opening Night Gala, delivering a blistering live set that rocked the audience back on their heels.