Category Archives: Events

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist set to premiere at SXSW; 20 other features added to program

Another 21 features have been added to the SXSW Film Festival program for 2017, with James Franco’s The Disaster Artist topping the list, with the Austin event set to hold the anticipated film’s world premiere. The film is about the making of the cult classic The Room – often referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies – and the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room.... Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Look back at RTX 2017 and The Last of Us Immersion shoot in Sydney, Australia

So… what’s RTX? In short, it is “a series of annual gaming and Internet conventions created by Rooster Teeth Productions (one of the most popular YouTube channels) held in Austin, Texas and Sydney, Australia”. The 2017 Sydney event happened at ICC over the weekend and our photographer Nathan Atkins was there to capture all the action on Saturday – which included a very special visit from the one and only Hideo Kojima.... Continue Reading

Full program announced for the 30th anniversary of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) launched its program this year, with 2017 also being its 30th anniversary year. Held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square, Melbourne, the conference runs from 5th to the 8th March. Passes, both All Access and Day Passes (for days 2-4 only) are now available, with a limited number of VR Plus Passes (for Day 1) on sale soon.... Continue Reading

A look at the Australian & New Zealand films set to premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2017

The SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has fast become one of the world’s most anticipated and influential events, with film projects big and small making their debut here. Among them in 2017 – at least from the program announced yesterday, will be three Australian films, one from New Zealand, and an American film about an  Australia’s most unassuming cinema icons.... Continue Reading

Nintendo Switch: What we’ve actually played so far

During yesterday’s Nintendo Switch hands-on event in Melbourne, we got a chance to spend time with a whole host of different games for the upcoming system. We know you’re curious about how the new system works so let’s break down what we played and how they felt. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: What we’ve actually played so far

We just spent three hours with the Nintendo Switch. Here’s how it went.

Shortly before Christmas, we at The Iris offices received a very exciting email. Nintendo Australia was inviting us (among a slew of other local games media) to Melbourne to spend some hands-on time with their newest console, the Nintendo Switch. 24 hours after Nintendo gave the world a substantial look at what the new machine can do, we got to see it and try it for ourselves. Continue reading We just spent three hours with the Nintendo Switch. Here’s how it went.

Alliance Française French Film Festival announces dates for its return in 2017

Coming back for its 28th season, Alliance Française French Film Festival will be returning to Palace Cinemas in 2017 throughout the Autumn months of March and April. The festival will offer a broad range of films and documentaries among the French Film industry as a way to celebrate the talent for those on-and-off camera.... Continue Reading