DIFS was born in 2000 on Dangar Island, on the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia. Our first night fundraiser screened Mambo Kings, with a special video message from the Sydney Morning Herald's film critic Doug Anderson, a risqué short and gallons of mango daiquiri.
The DIFS signature drink (recipe below) has raised funds for over 120 film screenings and six kids' film-making workshops: Islander's Point of View, Late, The Mystery of the Hawkesbury River Monster, Gossip Game, Message On The Water, and Hungry4Adventure.
As a film society we do not charge admission to our screenings. Instead we offer very cheap membership. Memberships are available at any screening, issued on the spot @ $10 Adults and $5 Children. Your membership lasts a year after you buy it, and in that time you can attend any DIFS event for free.
Don't worry if you're not a member, sign up to our mailing list here and bring your ten bucks to the next screening.
- 200g mango (about 2 cheeks)
- big handful ice cubes
- 60ml white rum
- 60ml triple sec or Cointreau if you're feeling posh
- 30ml lemon juice
- 4 125ml glasses
- Grenadine or red food colouring
- cocktail stick
- 4 cocktail umbrellas
- Put all in a blender and set it going. Set up glasses in front of the customers. Pour out the cocktail and write your signature on the top of the drink with the cocktail stick dipped in the red stuff. Umbrella, drink.
You can find out more about what we do and have done on this website, so stay around for a browse. We love to have programming suggestions from our members, in fact we just like to hear from you in general so drop us a line.