Film Festivals

The Long & Winding Road: Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will present a program of eight essential features and three short films from trailblazing Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. Audiences can view the full retrospective as part of the 68th Sydney Film Festival and a selection at ACMI in September. Abbas Kiarostami films serve […]

Sydney Film Festival Implements Further COVIDsafe Measures

The Sydney Film Festival is scheduled to return in August and the SFF Director Nashen Moodley wants to assure all readers that it will be safe to attend in spite of the recent lockdown in Sydney. “We will reduce the amount of screenings at the festival because of COVID-19 restrictions, for the need to clean […]

French Retro Film Festival

Lovers of French Cinema should be delighted with the specially curated Vive La Revolution: French Retro Film Festival which arrives just in time for the Bastille Day celebrations. The program consists of 12 classic comedies and dramas that have made an impact on discerning audiences over the years and should also be of interest to […]

Sydney Film Festival 2021 Teaser

Anticipation for this year’s Sydney Film Festival (SFF) should exceed expectations owing to the absence of last year’s live festival, which was replaced by a viral edition owing to COVID-19. This year the festival will be smaller in terms of the program owing to COVID-19 restrictions. Approximately 80% of the program has been selected, and […]

German Film Festival 2021

Film festival enthusiasts should be delighted to learn that even though COVID-19 has disrupted film production in Germany, there are still 30 titles (27 of which are Australian premieres) that will screen at this year’s German Film Festival. Opening night attendees can expect a small 30-minute reception with a glass of wine, German delicacies and […]

Fantastic Film Festival

The Fantastic Film Festival encompasses genre and alternative cinema which simply doesn’t fit into traditional categories. The program showcases some of the strangest and most wonderful films produced by some of the most daring (and perhaps eccentric) directors and has been especially curated for moviegoers who enjoy bizarre, non-mainstream cinema. “Genre cinema has an unmatched […]

Jewish Film Festival 2021

The Jewish Film Festival returns to the big screen this year, with a program that includes Australian premieres of 50 films and three series from 19 countries, split equally between Israeli and diaspora productions. “From deeply personal documentaries on the trailblazers who changed the world, to touching true stories illuminating the untold stories from our […]

Cinema On The Sand

By Mark Morellini COVID-19 may have cancelled or forced many film festivals to be screened online this year, but the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival returns for its milestone 30th anniversary on Bondi Beach in January 2021. Over 2,700 entries were received from around the world of which 200 of the very finest will be […]

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2021

The prestigious Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and Festival Director of 24 years, Bronwyn Kidd, explained that she never imagined it would reach this milestone. “You take on something, you put in a lot of energy and it grows. It’s just fantastic to see that Flickerfest has been around […]

Children’s International Film Festival

The third Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) comes to Sydney with a selection of the finest children’s films sourced from the most prestigious children’s film festivals globally. After the socially inept year we’ve all had owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, families will be anticipating quality time out at the movies and this festival has a […]