|Opening film||Lucky Miles|
|Closing film||Dr. Plonk|
|Awards||International Award for Best Feature Film (Still Life)|
Don Dunstan Award (Rolf de Heer)
|Directed by||Katrina Sedgwick|
|No. of films||13 (In Competition)|
|Festival date||22 February-4 March 2007|
The 3rd Adelaide Film Festival took place in Adelaide, South Australia, from 22 February to 4 March 2007. Katrina Sedgwick was again Festival Director. Rolf de Heer received the 2007 Don Dunstan Award for his contribution to the Australian film industry.
The festival opened with Lucky Miles, directed by Michael James Rowland, and closed with Dr. Plonk, directed by Rolf de Heer. Both films had received funding from the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund.
In all, the festival presented twelve new Australian movies in which it had invested.
The following people were selected for the In Competition Jury:
- Noah Cowan, Toronto International Film Festival director (President)
- J. M. Coetzee, South African writer
- James Hewison, Melbourne International Film Festival director
- Ana Kokkinos, Australian film director
- Clara Law, Hong Kong film director
- Margaret Pomeranz, Australian film critic, producer and television personality
- Mick Harvey, Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer
The following films were selected for the In Competition section:
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Production country/countries|
|Boxing Day||Boxing Day||Kriv Stenders||Australia|
|Colossal Youth||Juventude Em Marcha||Pedro Costa||France/Portugal/ Switzerland|
|Family Law||Derecho De Familia||Daniel Burman||Argentina/Italy/ France/Spain|
|Grbavica||Grbavica||Jasmila Žbanić||Austria/Bosnia/ Germany/Croatia|
|Half Moon||Nîwe Mang/Nîvê Heyvê||Bahman Ghobadi||Austria/France/Iran/Iraq|
|The Home Song Stories||The Home Song Stories||Tony Ayres||Australia|
|The Lives Of Others||Das Leben Der Anderen||Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck||Germany|
|Red Road||Red Road||Andrea Arnold||UK/Denmark|
|Still Life||Still Life||Jia Zhangke||China/Hong Kong|
|Syndromes and a Century||Syndromes and a Century||Apichatpong Weerasethakul||Thailand/Austria/ France|
- Don Dunstan Award
Festival poster and controversy
The festival's poster depicted a film festival "Eyeball guy" concept. Developed originally by Marketing Manager Nick Zuppar and Graphic Designer Amy Milhinch. A small controversy arose when a similar poster design was employed for the 28th Durban International Film Festival (20 June to 1 July 2007). After discussions, the coincidence was eventually put down to "synchronicity".
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