The choice of Saint-Tropez to host a festival devoted to Antipodean cinema is not a matter of chance. Through this event, the whole of Saint-Tropez revisits part of its history. A history dominated by the sea, which resonates with the stories of its navigators and explorers. Saint-Tropez, like its harbour, looks out to the ocean, to the world unfolding around us.

Moreover, Saint-Tropez is the leading town in Provence, the French region Australians love the most, because of its culture, its history, its landscapes, as well as the warmth and generosity of its inhabitants. American cinema has its own festival in Deauville, it is therefore only natural that Australian cinema should be celebrated in Saint-Tropez, and that the town should become the cultural capital of the Antipodes.