Independent distributor bringing exciting world cinema and alternate screen content to Australia and New Zealand

We’re dedicated to finding the best and most stimulating screen content to share with audiences in Australia and New Zealand. As one of Australia’s leading independent distributors, Potential Films specialises in distributing quality world movies and event cinema to big and small screens.

Potential Films also manages the rights for contemporary world movies, the English National Opera’s ENO Screen, classic movies and home entertainment. Our expertise extends to television and video on demand licensing for digital platforms.

We’re proud to represent the prestigious English National Opera’s ENO Screen. A vibrant selection of hugely popular operas on the big screen including, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance (dir. by Mike Leigh), Carmen, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville and Benvenuto Cellini (dir. by Terry Gilliam).

We’ve previously released a wide range of notable movies by revered filmmakers including Wong Kar-Wai, Costa-Gavras, Agnès Varda, Tony Gatlif and Catherine Breillat. Highly successful theatrical releases include Russian Ark (dir. by Aleksandr Sokurov), The Leopard (dir. by Luchino Visconti), Lemon Tree (dir. by Eran Riklis) and the films of Jacques Tati, Jour de FêteMon OncleM. Hulot’s Holiday and Playtime.