Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:40

Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival

High Ground


Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival (NTTFF) celebrates and showcases the outstanding short film, television and video productions from the NT, capturing the stories, culture and landscape of our iconic region and the people that call it home. In 2018, the festival screened in 17 locations across the NT, providing opportunities for tourism operators to showcase a film experience to mainstream national and international audiences that provided insight into our unique place, the Northern Territory.

Spend a night under the stars on the lawns of the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel featuring a selection of shorts from the NTTFF program

7:00PM Doors open
7:30PM Selection of NTTFF shorts (30 mins)
8:00PM High Ground (feature film) (1HR 44MINS)

Arrive early for delicious dinner and soak in the atmosphere with a cool beverage from the bar. 


High Ground

High Ground

Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s long-awaited follow-up to Yolngu Boy is the most powerful and engrossing Australian film of the year. It takes an unflinching look at the brutal facts of white settlement, facts that we are still coming to terms with. A massacre of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land in 1919 leaves deeply damaged survivors: Baywara, a warrior consumed with anger and intent on revenge; Travis, a white man with an uneasy conscience and no way out, and Gutjuk, the boy caught between two cultures. This is a film with all the breathtaking beauty and savage ugliness of this country. It is rich in dramatic tension driven by taut, understated performances by newcomer Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Simon Baker, and Jack Thompson in his best role for many years. “urgent and stinging” (Variety)