Film Festivals

Persian Film Festival 2019

The 8th Persian Film Festival comes to Sydney and its popularity is on the increase, evident from the addition of two venues which will reach a wider audience. “Our program has grown three times and due to its success Palace Cinemas have become our venue partner, having their backing has allowed us to expand ” enthused […]

Japanese Film Festival 2019

The 23rd Japanese Film Festival arrives in Sydney with a program of 29 feature films and one documentary which is certain to generate much interest amongst the discerning movie-going public. Japanese cinema has progressively gained more attention in recent years, especially since the Cannes award-winning film Shoplifters garnered global prominence. “Most of the western world […]

British Film Festival

British filmmakers produce some of the best cinema in the world, evident from this year’s alluring selection of 20 films screening at the British Film Festival. The festival opens with Military Wives, a film that centres on a lady (Kristin Scott Thomas) who forms a women’s choir in a military base while their husbands are […]

Fangoria x Monster Festival

Horror films have been frightening audiences since the silent film era. In 1915 the German silent film, The Golem was one of the first horror films to grace the silver screen. King Kong arrived in 1931 to cause havoc in New York City followed by Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy. The horror genre is still […]

Jewish International Film Festival 2019

The Jewish International Film Festival nearly reaches its 30th-anniversary milestone and will be presenting a program of 60 arresting films from 23 countries which include absorbing documentaries, hilarious comedies, and dramatic offerings. A documentary 10 years in the making by Australian filmmaker Eve Ash called Man On The Bus is one of the highlights at […]

Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2019

This film festival returns for 2019 bringing a program of 16 of the finest Russian films to the big screen for enthusiasts of foreign language films to enjoy. Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow explained that producing films in Russia has become much easier in recent years owing to the financial injection by the Russian Ministry of […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2019

This film festival returns to Sydney presenting an exciting program of 50 of the finest and most captivating documentaries produced globally in the past year. The escalating popularity of this festival has resulted in its duration being increased to 11 days, which gives documentary enthusiasts the chance to catch more screenings. An award-winning selfie-style documentary […]

Greek Film Festival

The 26th Greek Film Festival comes to Sydney with a program which boasts 15 feature films, three documentaries, and one Australian short film. Australian film director Alkinos Tsilimidos, who has had films previously screened at this festival, is thrilled that his black comedy The Taverna will close the festival. “The plot of this film is […]

20th Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival celebrates a milestone 20 years and festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience 26 of the finest Italian films, retrospective screenings, special presentations and aperitivo nights. “Italy is the fourth largest exporter of European films within Europe but the distribution of foreign-language titles, with the stigma of subtitles, is […]

QueerScreen Film Festival

This year 29 LGBTIQ feature films, documentaries and shorts screen at the QueerScreen Film Festival and the theme is ‘light your fire’ since more than half of the films are about romance. Lisa Rose, the Festival Director, is adamant that there is a film for everyone regardless of sexual persuasion and most of the program […]