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The BBC First British Film Festival to premiere 19 films in Australia and focus on Ken Loach

The BBC First British Film Festival recently announced the full 2016 program, which consists of 19 Australian premieres. The program includes classic restorations, a focus of no less than three films on pioneering British director Ken Loach and a specially curated Local Heroes retrospective featuring 10 films. These all form part of a diverse line-up of the latest award winners and star­‐studded features, amongst a spread of beloved classics.... Continue Reading

Kristian Fletcher to present a series of cult horror films around Brisbane this Halloween

Kristian Fletcher has a penchant for retro movies and cinematic events. The independent exhibitor has blessed Brisbane for the past 16 years with pop up period-cinema events and will continue to light the beacon for film romantics with his 2016 Halloween event.... Continue Reading

The Jewish International Film Festival announces a stellar Australian line-up, opening with critically acclaimed Biopic Denial

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced it 2016 Australian line-up, featuring 66 international premiere features and 19 documentaries alongside it’s opening and closing films, critically acclaimed Biopic Denial, and provocative documentary The Last Laugh. The festival will also screen the Israeli drama, Sand Storm, winner of Best Film and Best Director at the 2016 Ophir Awards, and entrant in the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.... Continue Reading

IMAX to offer exclusive sneak peek footage of Doctor Strange in two Australian cinemas

Marvel Studios and IMAX have teamed up together and will be offering 15-minutes of exclusive footage on upcoming and highly-anticipated superhero film Doctor Strange (directed by Scott Derrickson). On October 11th at 6:30PM, two cinema locations across Australia will be showing this footage in 3D. These will be in IMAX 3D at IMAX Melbourne in Victoria and IMAX 3D at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.... Continue Reading

Roman Polanski’s best coming to ACMI and Palace Cinemas nationwide

Acclaimed French-Polish director, Holocaust survivor and controversial figure Roman Polanski has a history of Academy Award winning films and cult classics. Come November ACMI and Palace Cinemas will be honouring Polanski’s extensive oeuvre by bringing ten of his best works to cinemas in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney.... Continue Reading

Tomorrow When The War Began and The Dressmaker among nominees announced for 2016 Screen Music Awards

Today APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) have announced the nominees for the 2016 Screen Music Awards. Among the list are feature films, OddballThe Dress Maker, and television shows Tomorrow When the War Began, and Here Come the Habibs.... Continue Reading

The cast of Stranger Things, Leonardo DiCaprio and more to be a part of South by South Lawn at the White House

Academy Award winning Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, The Lumineers, The Duffer Brothers and the cast of Stranger Things are coming to the White House lawn on the 3rd of October for President Barack Obama’s South by South Lawn (SXSL) Festival. ... Continue Reading

Moonlight Cinema makes a return for their 21st season across all Australian capital cities!

There’s some good news for people who are fans of picnics and films as Moonlight Cinema will be returning once again in the Summer of 2016/17 for its 21st season! People will have the opportunity to bring along their picnic rugs, enjoying the natural landscapes while watching their favourite flicks under the stars. Films on schedule will include some cult favourites and advanced screenings of anticipated titles, with the event having a little something for everyone!... Continue Reading