Category Archives: Australian

New Australian features Honour and Bollywood Downunder announced as part of ACCTA initiative

Honour and Bollywood Downunder were both announced this week at a gala function held in Mumbai, India, as two brand new Australian films, as part of the launch of the 2018 Asia International Engagement Program, an initiative of The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA).... Continue Reading

The Third American Essentials Film Festival announces its packed program

The American Essentials Film Festival will celebrate its third outing from 8 May across Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, exclusively at Palace Cinemas. The festival will look to present twenty-two of the best contemporary American independent films in honour of L.A. The festival will be presented by Discover Los Angeles in association with American Airlines.... Continue Reading

Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

The Microsoft Store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall will be hosting a brand new course these school holidays centred entirely around teaching students about what it takes to succeed in the rapidly emerging world of competitive esports. Continue reading Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

The Surface Pro with 4G is out in Australia today, here’s a Basenji set in a hot air balloon to celebrate

I know, that headline doesn’t make a lot of sense. Here’s what’s up: Microsoft dropped their latest piece of kit, the Surface Pro with 4G this morning which is good news for tech fans looking for their new portable machine. Not content to run a typical marketing campaign, Microsoft AU decided to send Australian DJ Basenji into the sky with his whole studio and one of the new Surface Pro’s with the goal using the device to create his new set, perform it on the spot and put it online without ever coming down to land. Continue reading The Surface Pro with 4G is out in Australia today, here’s a Basenji set in a hot air balloon to celebrate

ACMI and Film Victoria announce the return of Series Mania Melbourne

After last year’s inaugural Series Mania Melbourne turned out to be a huge success, the world-renowned TV festival will make its return to ACMI this year from 19- 22 July, 2018. The festival will give both fans and members of the local TV industry a look into global trends within drama, comedy and web series alike. The festival will include a free public program as well as an industry day for Q&As, various panels and masterclasses.... Continue Reading

Kenny Reunited: Clayton Jacobson talks about his new film Brothers’ Nest with writer Jaime Browne & producer Jason Byrne

Earlier this month at SXSW in Austin, Texas, I saw down with director and star of the new Australian film Brothers’ NestClayton Jacobson. Accompanied by the film’s writer Jaime Browne & producer Jason Byrne, we spoke at length about the anticipated film – which brings the Jacobson brothers (the other half of course being Shane Jacobson) together for the first time in 2006’s Kenny.... Continue Reading