“It’s a local focus on celebrating the talents of our community, a way to view our past, whether it’s history or sports or food, and exhibit the community’s vision for the future.”

~ Irene Koehler

If you prefer to buy your tickets in cash, please visit the Kangaroo Island Business Hub or Kinscote Junction Centre.

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A community and fundraising event to bring everyone together and raise funds for the new Parndana Community Children’s Centre. The Friday and Saturday evening sessions are ticketed, the Sunday morning session is FREE and for all ages.

Come and join us in October 2021 on Kangaroo Island


On Friday, October 8, you are invited to attend an adults-only session from 7pm – 10pm. The short films shown will be award-winning Wild Fire by the team from Ad Hoc Docs as well as Soldier On by KI’s young Isaac Doman. Western KI’s publishing house owner and author Margi Prideaux will be reading from her new book FIRE followed by the short documentary film ‘Rising from the Ashes: Saving Kangaroo Island’s fauna from the Blue Gum plaque’ by Adelaide filmmaker Harry Kellaway and KI local Jessica Rowe. The evening will finish off with the highly-anticipated world premiere screening of documentary film January 3rd by local filmmaking team en plein air films in collaboration with resident Sabrina Davis.

Then on Saturday evening, October 9, the festival will include poetry readings, local guest speakers as well as screenings of I’m still me by Isaac Doman and Island to Outback created by en plein air films featuring twelve KI artists. The theme of the night is resilience through uncertain times, such as pandemics, fires, mental health and physical illness struggles.

To create an interactive and involved atmosphere, all participants will be on stage for short audience Q&A’s following their screenings or performances over the two nights.

Sunday, October 10, which is also the last day of the school holidays, will be a morning session for islanders of all ages and FREE to attend. The interactive and fun morning will include a book reading of Evie and the Bushfire by local children’s author Becky Westbrook, an inspiring panel of local talents plus creative activities for all ages to inspire future authors and filmmakers. Islanders are also lucky to enjoy a beautiful range of short films the Fleurieu Film Festival will be bringing over to the island after collaborating with Sabrina Davis for this event. This will include some films made on the island and the 2021 Fleurieu Film Festival BEST FILM category winner called Fly.

There will be snack and drink options available each day for purchase in the foyer upon arrival. Make sure you arrive early to learn more about the Humans of Kangaroo Island project and hear some of the wonderful stories of local residents. As the Sunday session is FREE, the event organisers only require attendees to register online to get their FREE tickets which will enable a safe COVID-19 environment.

The Humans of Kangaroo Island Film and Literature Festival 2021 is proudly supported by:

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