Category Archives: Australian

Screen Australia’s Doco180 initiative announces funding for upcoming female directors

Six female-led projects have now become funding recipients of Screen Australia and News Digital Networks Australia’s With Her In Mind Network‘s initiative Doco180, a new project aimed to promote social media-friendly documentaries designed to make the viewer ‘do a 180’ on a topic relevant to Australian women, in 180 seconds.... Continue Reading

Win a double pass to Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney

Oz Comic-Con returns with five exciting shows in 2017; the first two earlier this year in Perth and Adelaide being a huge success. And now it’s time for the rest of the country to join in the quest to ‘Unleash Our Inner Geeks’ and celebrate all that is cool, awesome and nerdy at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne from July 1-2, and Sydney from 23-24 September and Brisbane from September 30 to October 1st.... Continue Reading

A look at the stars and industry heavyweights set to attend the 2017 Sydney Film Festival

The 64th annual Sydney Film Festival shows no signs of slouching on the line-up front this year, with the announcement that star Steven Yuen (TV’s The Walking Dead), 2017 Cannes Palme d’Or contender Bong Joon-ho, and Australian actor Daniel Henshall (Snowtown) will attend for the premiere of their feature Okja, fresh from its controversial showing in Cannes earlier this year.... Continue Reading

Comedian Damian Callinan’s live show The Merger green lit for film adaptation

A classic comedy film with added heart is about to hit the silver screen. Screen Australia and Create NSW have announced production investment funding for The Merger, about a country football coach who hatches an unorthodox plan to rebuild the local football team by recruiting recently settled asylum seekers.... Continue Reading

The CheckPoint Kickstarter only needs another 4K to hit their goal

The Kickstarter for  CheckPoint, an Australian webseries that intends to use video games as a way to spotlight mental health issues and the people who live with them, is nearing its goal of $55,000 AUD. With just under $4000 AUD remaining and three days left on the clock, Dr. Jennifer Hazel and the CheckPoint team are closer than ever to getting this important, local series off the ground. Continue reading The CheckPoint Kickstarter only needs another 4K to hit their goal