The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is held annually in July in central Victoria (90 minutes from Melbourne) in Castlemaine’s iconic Theatre Royal. The Festival offers a curated program of superb Australian and international non-fiction films. Audiences are introduced to a series of fascinating worlds populated by even more enthralling characters.

The Festival provides a rich, multi-layered experience and connects audiences with film directors and contributors through in-venue and live telecast Q&A sessions. The aim is that the discussions continue long after the credits have rolled.


The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is governed by a Board of Directors.

From L to R, bottom row: Derek Guille, Leonie Van Eyk (Secretary), Alex Kelly, second row: Damien Kingsbury (Chair), Shirley Hardy-Rix, Claire Jager (Festival Director), top row: Scottie Connolly (General Manager), Kylie Pacoe (Deputy Chair), Jeni McMahon (Treasurer).

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival