Category Archives: Events

Great Gatsby and Shawshank immersive cinematic experiences are coming to Australia

After an impressive debut in Australia with Titanic, which saw over 1000 guests transported back to 1912 in an immersive, authentic recreation, Beyond Cinema have announced their second Sydney immersive cinema experience: The Great Gatsby, as well as a debut in Melbourne for another classic.... Continue Reading

This is Me? This is You! The Greatest Showman sing-alongs are coming to cinemas

Six weeks after its release, fighting off Jumanjis and Star WarsThe Greatest Showman sits atop the Australian box office with an impressive $1.6 million. The uplifting musical opened in cinemas on Boxing Day, and has earned a whopping $26.6 million since its initial release. To leverage this success, the film is already lining itself up for “Sing-Along Sessions”.... Continue Reading

AIT Melbourne’s inaugural Games Mastermind event a great start for grads

Independent game developers in Australia, particularly those at the beginning of their careers, find themselves stuck for ways to connect and network. In a games industry as small and tight-knit as Australia’s, connections are the best step a person can take toward landing a job in the local dev scene.

Networking events are a semi-regular occurrence in Melbourne, the city where much of the nation’s game dev industry is concentrated. The thing about these events is that you don’t know the people involved, you might not find out when or where they’re happening at all. The aim of AIT’s Games Mastermind event was to help game dev graduates and industry newcomers make important connections as they begin the often arduous process of finding relevant work. Continue reading AIT Melbourne’s inaugural Games Mastermind event a great start for grads

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs announced as SXSW closing feature as full program revealed

As we approach the 2018 addition SXSW Film Festival over in Austin, Texas the full program for the festivals’ 25th anniversary is still taking shape. We already gave you a nice look at some of the highlights of the program in its initial stages, but that list may need a big update sometime soon because Wes Anderson’s hugely anticipated Isle of Dogs has just been added to the lineup.... Continue Reading

Jeremy Renner, Catherine Tate and more to head to Armageddon Expo Wellington in NZ

Here at The Iris we’re quite fond of attending pop culture and comic conventions. We’ve been regularly covering Australian events for the last few years now. However this year we’re setting our sights on events abroad and looking to check out what our international compatriots have to offer.... Continue Reading

Intel Extreme Masters returns to Qudos Bank Arena Sydney in May

One of the biggest and  best-received esports events ever hosted in Australia, the Intel Extreme Masters, is heading back to Sydney for three days in May, bringing more explosive top-tier Counter-Strike play. Continue reading Intel Extreme Masters returns to Qudos Bank Arena Sydney in May

Rocket League Championship will mark Australia’s largest eSports Prize Pool

Throwdown eSports confirms The RLCS World Championship and next season of Rocket League will kick off from 4th February, 2018 with $100,000 AUD  prize pool; the largest seen in Australia to date. Continue reading Rocket League Championship will mark Australia’s largest eSports Prize Pool

Alliance Française French Film Festival announces packed 2018 program

Returning to Palace Cinemas from late February until mid- April, the 29th annual Alliance Française French Film Festival will look to spoil audiences with a selection of 47 feature films, 2 documentaries and a TV series, all of which will seek to embody the passion, diversity and artistry of contemporary French cinema.... Continue Reading

Photos: Margot Robbie & Craig Gillespie rush from the SAG Awards to hit the Australian Premiere of I, Tonya

Star and producer Margot Robbie and fellow Aussie director Craig Gillespie hit the pink carpet in Sydney tonight for the Australian Premiere of the critically acclaimed, award winning I, Tonya. Nathan Atkins captured the pair, and a slew of special guests, on the carpet for The Iris. The film hits cinemas on Thursday!... Continue Reading