Film Festivals

Italian Film Festival 2020

This year the 21st Italian Film Festival will only screen 18 feature films and one short, due to the COVID-19 interrupted  selection process. Owing to social distancing requirements, there will be no after parties or other large-scale events but the opening and closing nights will feature a celebratory drink on arrival before an excellent film. […]

Antenna Selects

A specially curated selection of high quality and insightful documentaries will be screening at the Antenna Selects, a new year-round program for 2020/2021. The first six documentaries have been announced: The Painter And The Thief is an intriguing documentary with a twist. When an artist’s two renowned paintings are stolen from the Oslo gallery, she […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

An announcement has been made that the anticipated 2020 Antenna Documentary Film Festival unfortunately won’t be returning this year owing to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. However, documentary enthusiasts should be delighted that Antenna Selects will be launched in its place, a specially curated year-round program of some of the highest quality and most insightful […]

67th Sydney Film Festival

By Mark Morellini Many film festivals around the world have unfortunately been cancelled owing to the COVID-19 lockdowns, but the 67th Sydney Film Festival returns as a virtual event screening a concise program of 33 films. There will be seven feature films, 13 documentaries, and 13 shorts collectively in four sections, which will all be […]

St Kilda Film Festival

The anticipated St Kilda Film Festival returns this year as a nine-day free online event owing to the coronavirus induced distancing laws which are currently in place. The best Australian shorts will be screened followed by Q+A sessions and webinars detailing the art of comedy. Shorts include the talent of many established performers including Brett […]

We Are One: A Global Film Festival

With the coronavirus bringing the world to a standstill all film festivals have been cancelled owing to the social distancing measures in place. Film festivals affected include the prominent Sydney, Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and Venice Film Festivals. However, Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have come together to present the We Are One: A Global Film Festival […]

Sydney South African Film Festival

The Sydney South African Film Festival is one of the first film festivals to go online nationally this year as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc across the country. With a program of only four feature films, four documentaries, and one short, it’s a virtual film festival offering a limited program to ensure that only the […]

Isolation Smartphone Film Festival

Lights! Camera! Action! Are you a budding filmmaker who would like to produce a short film and see where it can take you? Perhaps a career in the Australian film industry or even live the dream and work in Hollywood? Well now’s your chance as the Smartphone Film Festival (SF3) returns for its sixth year, entries […]

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. […]