Castlemaine Documentary Festival location at the Theatre Royal

This year we're celebrating 10 years of the Festival.

We're in planning mode and guarantee another round of extraordinary films to celebrate our milestone.

LOCALS 2024 — Calling all filmmakers to enter a six-minute documentary into LOCALS 2024. This event showcases work by makers in Central Victoria and screens on the opening night of the Festival.

Club CDOC — Come to our regular Club CDoc casual catch up at The Bridge on the first Thursday of the month.

Pop-Up Screenings & Events  throughout the year we offer screenings, presentations, workshops and more.

What's coming up next?

Grass with a live performance by ZÖ
Friday 1 March Astor Theatre, St Kilda
Grass and ZOJ

Editing workshops for film makers of all levels
Saturday 2 March
Senior Citizens Centre, Castlemaine

The Disappearance of Shere Hite
Thursday 7 March & Saturday 9 March Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
> The Disappearance of Shere Hite

Thursday 7 March — 6:00pm
Casual drop-in on the 1st Thursday of the month
The Love Shack
> March Club CDoc

Submit your film by 1 May
Locals 2024

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life

Live soundtrack performed by ZÖJ
A not-to-be-missed cinema experience mixing live music with one of the greatest silent films of all time. After a stand-out premier at the 2023 Castlemaine Documentary Festival, Grass and ZÖJ will play for one night only at Melbourne’s iconic Astor Theatre. 

Friday March 1st
Astor Theatre, St Kilda

The Disappearance of Shere Hite

Shere Hite’s 1976 groundbreaking study of the intimate experiences of women, The Hite Report, remains one of the bestselling books of all time. The book challenged restrictive conceptions of sex and opened a dialogue in popular culture around women’s pleasure. But few remember Shere Hite today. What led to her erasure?

Thursday March 7th & Saturday March 9th
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine


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Post film discussion at the Theatre Royal during the Castlemaine Documentary Festival
Presenters at the Theatre Royal during the Castlemaine Documentary Festival
Presenters of LOCALS at the Theatre Royal during the Castlemaine Documentary Festival
Club CDOC workshop presented by Castlemaine Documentary Festival

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