Close up of Will Ferrell in the film Elf, dressed as an elf with a surprised expression, Christmas decorations behind him.
Elf (2003) New Line Cinema

ACMI presents


Jon Favreau | USA | 2003 | G
Watch party

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Fri 10 Dec 2021

7pm (AEDT)

Will Ferrell stars as an elf with an identity crisis in director Jon Favreau’s modern Christmas classic.

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.

Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell)

Having been raised by Santa and his elves, a man named Buddy (Will Ferrell) has an identity crisis when he learns that he’s actually a human. Leaving the North Pole behind, he sets out for New York to meet his biological father. 

Featuring an all-star supporting cast in James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, Mary Steenburgen and Peter Dinklage, Hollywood heavyweight Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef, The Lion King) pays homage to hallmarks of the traditional holiday film to create a hilarious and heartwarming seasonal gem. 

Follow us on Twitter at #ACMIwatches from 7pm on Friday 10 December.

Format: Digital
Language: English
Runtime: 97 minutes

Event duration

97 mins



Where and How

Follow the hashtag #ACMIwatches to join Maria Lewis (@moviemazz) and ACMI (@ACMI) on Twitter on Fri 10 Dec at 7pm AEDT.

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About the host

Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis is the best-selling author of several globally published novels, including the Aurealis Award-winning The Witch Who Courted Death. A screenwriter working in film and television, she has been a journalist for over 16 years with her writing on film and pop culture appearing in publications such as The Guardian, New York Post, Empire Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Penthouse, Junkee, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph among others. She is an Assistant Film Curator at ACMI.

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