Step beyond the white line with us as we showcase stories of joy, grief, passion and emotion from the world’s game.
Football tragics wake in the early hours to ride the roller-coaster of emotion with their favourite European team. Devoted parents navigate journeys to the park on Saturday mornings committed to a generation of children who aspire to emulate Cahill, Simon, Mooy, their heroes emblazoned across their back. After a long week of work, entire communities come together to sizzle sausages, talk team tactics and officiate. Football captivates everyone.
The global language of cinema provides a platform for the global game of football to share football stories, showcase world cinema and connect our football community. Berlin-based 11mm, the world's longest running football film festival, provide strategic support and a fantastic platform for an Australia-owned festival to take off.
Football Film Festival brings these two worlds together, delivering entertaining and thought-provoking stories from the football world. Football Film Festival serves fans right across the football spectrum, with heart-lifting, gut-wrenching and side-splitting features, shorts and documentaries for young and old.
The inaugural edition of Football Film Festival took place in October 2015 and we are grateful you were part of it. We delivered a stadium like atmosphere, enthralling discussion forums with football greats past and present, educational programs, cultural experiences for young and old, and best of all, some of the most incredible football films from around the world!
In 2015 we launched a massive Festival across 4 cities. See what we did here.
In 2016 we were part of the inaugural Festival of Football Film Festivals in Berlin, and partnered with Football United to take Football Film Festival into Myanmar.
In 2017 with partnered with our friends from CineFoot to deliver a Brasil Edition in Melbourne.
Festival Team 2017
Festival Director, Stuart Meney stuart [a] footballfilmfestival.org
Festival co-ordinator, Leandro Mercaldi leandro [a] footballfilmfestival.org
With additional, priceless support from Kieran Tully, Brogan Renshaw, Emily Mitchell and Patrick Lloyd