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The Sydney Film Festival opens up submissions for their 2017 program

Nascent filmmakers looking to launch their careers in the same way as Australian film luminaries Chris Noonan (Babe), Don McAlpine (Moulin Rouge) and Jack Thompson (The Man From Snowy River) will have their opportunity as the Sydney Films Festival has begun taking submissions for their 2017 program.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Everybody Wants Some!! (MA15+) (USA, 2016)

Dubbed the “spiritual predecessor” to his classic film Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! takes us from the 70s to the 80s, and from the last days of high school to the first days of college in Texas. Much like in Dazed, we meet a group of young people about to embark on a new chapter of their lives. And where as Dazed may have involved the football players, in Everybody our group of College students are the school’s baseball players, ready to begin training for the first games of the season, ahead of the first days of school.... Continue Reading

The Iris’ Sydney Film Festival Awards: Naming the Best of the 2016 Screenings

With a mammoth lineup of over 240 films, this year’s Sydney Film Festival was one of the best efforts yet. From the return of Mel Gibson in Blood Father to the crude-but-evocative absurdism of Swiss Army Man, there was a lot on offer. We’ve compiled our picks for the best of the festival below:... Continue Reading