Adelaide Film Festival hits Port Lincoln

Films on show: Former Port Lincoln resident Benno Thiel's film will open the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival's Port Lincoln event. Photo: Supplied.

Films on show: Former Port Lincoln resident Benno Thiel's film will open the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival's Port Lincoln event. Photo: Supplied.

Four unique films are set to screen in Port Lincoln later this month as part of the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival, with a former local director leading the charge.

Screenings will run on the weekend of November 27-29 at the Lincoln Cinema and bookings are imperative, with 'COVIDSafe' policies in place.

Programs, audience and industry manager Adelaide Film festival, Gail Kovatseff will also be in attendance at the event.

Former Port Lincoln resident and St Jospeh's student Benno Thiel will open proceedings, with his short film Caring for Ngarrindjeri Country and Caring for Meintangk Country screening at 6pm on Friday, preceding WILD THINGS.

Directed and produced by Sally Ingleton, WILD THINGS is a documentary suitable for all ages which portrays a year on the frontline of environmental activism by young and old.

On Saturday, after the film Shiva Baby at 4pm, producer Kieran Altmann will host a Q&A session.

Originally from Murray Bridge, Altman now works in the film industry in New York.

Shiva Baby won a number of awards in Canada before showing in Adelaide and will pull audiences to the front of their seats.

Set at a Jewish funeral, the film conspires to produce of one the drollest evenings of embarrassment moviegoers will ever enjoy.

At 8.30pm, Danish film Another Round follows four high school teachers who decide to test the theory that humans suffer from a deficit of alcohol.

Starring the great Mads Mikkelson, it is a rather sobering comedy about dealing with the world through the bottom of a glass.

The Perfect Candidate is the final film of the festival, to be screened on Sunday at 2pm.

It is a stirring and poignant film from Saudi Arabia about a young female doctor who decides to stand for council in order to get the road paved outside her clinic.

It is joyous, funny, inspiring and a beautiful glimpse into Maryam and her sisters world.