Steve Kilbey is coming to Sydney for the NSW Premiere of his new documentary

One of Australia’s most iconic songwriters, Steve Kilbey, will be amongst the special guests set to appear at the inaugural Australian Music Week Film Festival from October 31st through until November 3rd. The festival itself, held in Cronulla, will be preceded by an event at the Event Cinemas on George Street however, accompanied by special Q&As at select screenings.

For Kilbey, the Australian Music Week Film Festival will mark the first NSW screening of Something Quite Peculiar. Kilbey will be joined by Director Mike Brook and Cinematographer Wayne Dickson for an in conversation session following the screening of the thus far, critically acclaimed film.

Kilbey joins a list of special guests including world renowned vocalist and musician Shohrat TursunJed Hilly (Executive Director, Americana Music Association) and directors of Decks and the City – James Corbett and Glen Scrymgour – appearing as part of this new event on the Australian film industry calendar.

More guests are still to be announced but in the meantime, visit to find out more about how this festival has been coming together and what screenings you can expect! All tickets for the screenings at the Cronulla cinemas are running hot at just $10 plus booking fee, while the Event Cinemas gala in Sydney are priced at the cost of your normal cinema charge – grab yours now!

Check out the full list of featured films and music videos below.



Take Me To The River (USA)
Play Your Gender (Canada)
Breaking The Mould (Australia) accompanied by the short audio engeneering (Germany)
Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey (UK/Australia)
Decks and the City (Australia)
Garage Rockin’ Craze (Japan/Canada)
Australian Made (Australia)
Trenches of Rock (USA)


Sound of the Future: HAITI (USA)
Adrift (Australia/France)
Shout at the Ground (New Zealand)
The Music Stops Here (UK)
Partycipation (UK)
Western Jubilee (USA)
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Buzz (Australia)


Wet Lips – Here If You Need
Suss Cunts – Shit Friend
Hachiku – Moonface
Curt Manor – Adelphi Hotel Nightmare
Daggy Man – A Lazy Kind of Pain
Dead Language – The Man Who Killed My Father
WAAX – Wild & Weak
Caves ft. Hannah Joy – Here We Are
Stevie and the Sleepers – Young Again
Cosmo Thundercat – Warning Bell
Vera Blue – Private
Explosions in the Sky – The Ecstatics
Confidence Man – Boyfriend
Hawksey Workman – Small Town Dracula



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