The Darwin Film Society
The Darwin Film Society aims to enhance the diverse cultural experiences of our community by providing unique and alternative film experience to mainstream cinema in Darwin.
In 1964, a group of film buffs established the Darwin Film Society in Australia’s tropical North. The original purpose for DFS was to screen a broad range of films that were not available at other Darwin cinemas.
As a not-for-profit, the sustainability of DFS relies on the relentless care of its board of volunteers and its recognition by the wider community.
DFS’ main operations are the Deckchair Cinema, Flix in the Wet, and more recently launched the Darwin International Film Festival.
Deckchair Cinema opened its gates in 1994 to carry out DFS mission to the largest audience and has been screening a unique mix of Australian, family, foreign, popular and classic films every dry season ever since. The iconic outdoor cinema is both a local staple and a visitors’ must-do. Standing along the Arafura sea, “the Deckchair” offers stunning sunset views to its patrons before it’s dark enough to turn to the big screen!
Today the Darwin Film Society counts 10 committee members, employs 20 people (casual and permanent) and has an active and growing membership base of more than 1,000 people.
More about DFS?
Visit Deckchair website!