Film Festivals

Sydney Film Festival Cancelled – Interview With CEO Leigh Small

The leaders of the Sydney Film Festival had been contemplating drastic measures for weeks in the face of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn’t make the final decision any easier.  On Wednesday afternoon the group made the call: They would cancel their 2020 program. In the announcement SFF stated, "It is with deep regret […]

Fantastic Film Festival Australia

The inaugural Fantastic Film Festival Australia encompasses genre and alternative cinema which doesn’t fit into traditional categories. Festival director Hudson Sowada who spent the most part of last year programming this festival, explained that the film festival comprises 25 uniquely bizarre films. “We’re focusing on diverse films which give different perspectives on reality and horror. […]

Flickerfest 2020 – Bronwyn Kidd

Returning to Bondi for its 29th year, international short film festival Flickerfest will run from January 10 to 19 at Bondi Pavilion this month. Short films featured at the festival are selected from over 3000 entries and are entered into Academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised competitions for 2020. Flickerfest offers a range of prestigious prizes […]

Seaside Cinema

The Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates a 29-year milestone, having screened and promoted some of the world’s best shorts to enthusiastic audiences on iconic Bondi Beach. This annual world-class cinematic event is one of the most important platforms for short films and remains Australia’s leading Academy-qualifying and BAFTA recognised film festival, which inspires creativity […]

Flickerfest 2020 Program Announced

Sunshine and cinema coming together hand in hand has become a tradition in Sydney thanks to the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. Over 10 thrilling days, Flickerfest, a beloved Sydney summer institution will once again delight audiences with the very best in short films from Australia and around the world, screened under the stars at […]

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 […]