Category Archives: Events

Melbourne’s Monster Fest announces first wave of Feature Film titles

Following the announcement of Monster Fest’s Gory opening film RAW, the Melbourne festival has announced its first wave of feature titles, including, the Australian Premiere of action drama Free Fire, and homicidal horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.  As well as the world premiere of comedy horror Mondo Yakuza,  and a digital restoration of the 1988 sci-fi film On the Silver Globe.... Continue Reading

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 Iris’ EB Games Expo 2016 Awards

PlayStation’s VR is almost ready to be unleashed on a public that largely has very little idea of what awaits them. That idea became a little clearer after EB Expo though, one of the general public’s first real chances to go hands-on with this beautiful piece of immersive tech, with a handful of demos designed to show off PSVR’s many different uses. One moment you’re in a cockpit desperately trying to fly in formation while enemies shoot at you, the next minute you’re in a shark cage descending to the sea bed, frantically looking around to make sure that massive great white stays the fuck away from you (it doesn’t, it’s scary as hell). The possibilities of this are so very exciting, and they overshadowed almost everything at the expo this year. Continue reading The Iris’ EB Games Expo 2016 Awards