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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

Armageddon Expo Christchurch set for largest convention yet!

It’s only been a few weeks since Armageddon Expo shot an arrow through the hearts of Wellingtonians with its Easter event featuring Marvel’s own Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner. But last week through the course of the week they teased and dropped guest names daily for their forthcoming Christchurch event and it’s set to be their biggest event in the city yet.... 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

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

Australian director Leigh Whannell among winners of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards

Taking place between 9-18 March, the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas has come to a close, and with that, the Audience Award winners have officially been announced. The awards cover a range of categories, from documentary features to outstanding narrative structure and creativity. Amongst the list includes Australia director Leigh Whannell (perhaps best known for co-writing Saw), who won the hotly contested “Midnighter” category with his film Upgrade.... Continue Reading

SXSW 2018: Here’s all the winners from SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

The SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards is one of the biggest and most comprehensive awards nights of the entire festival. A moment in the spotlight for just about every facet of the tech and interactive side of the industry, this year’s awards were big on AI, smart tech and wearables. Hit the jump for the complete list of winners. Continue reading SXSW 2018: Here’s all the winners from SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards