Film Festivals

Flickerfest Festival to screen over 200 films despite industry’s hardest year

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Bondi Beach’s annual short film festival, Flickerfest, will ring in its 31st year with over 200 works.  This year’s event will run from Friday, January 21 until Sunday, January 30, 2022.  Beginning as a local event in 1991, Flickerfest is now a popular debut festival for Australian and international films alike. It’s […]

Alliance Française French Film Festival Announces 2022 Dates

The world’s largest French film festival outside of France is set to return to Australia, presenting the crème-de-la-crème of contemporary French cinema from March 1, 2022. The upcoming cinematic showcase will celebrate the next generation of filmmakers creating a new blueprint for French cinema. Teasing a niche line-up rife with glamour, black comedy, romance and history. […]

Bondi’s annual Flickerfest to world premiere budding films

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Annual film festival Flickerfest will see in the new year with 200 of the most inspiring, creative and beautifully crafted shorts from Australia and the world selected from over 3,150 entries to Australia’s largest short film competition across 16 competitive programmes and four showcase programmes. The shorts in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely vying […]

Japanese Film Festival 2021

The 25th Japanese Film Festival finally returns and JFF Director Yurika Sugie is excited to bring the latest and greatest Japanese films back to the cinema across the country. “This year, our program tells the stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. From overcoming loss to breaking ties with stifling societal expectations JFF […]

Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

After several postponements owing to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, The Scandinavian Film Festival finally returns to cinemas with a program of superb and award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Ten of these films are directed by women and many are Australian premieres. COVID-19 has adversely influenced film production worldwide, but the Scandinavian […]

68th Sydney Film Festival

After the postponement owing to COVID-19 restrictions in August, the 68th Sydney Film Festival has been scheduled for its long-awaited return in early November. With a program consisting of over 200 films from around the globe, film festival enthusiasts may return to darkened cinemas after a long hiatus or they may also choose to watch […]

Sci-Fi Film Fest 2021

Beam me up Scotty! The 12th Sci-Fi Film Festival has finally arrived in Sydney and lovers of quality science fiction and fantasy films should be delighted with the curated program. Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns and the uncertainty as to whether cinemas would be reopened in time to host this film festival, it was […]

Korean Film Festival 2021

The Korean Film Festival returns to the big screen this year, with a program of 22 of the finest films from small arthouse films to action packed thrillers. Francis Lee, Festival Programmer, explained that Korean films are produced by world standard high-quality filmmakers and have such a distinctive character compared to those from Hollywood or […]

15th Sydney Underground Film Festival

Several film festivals have been postponed until 2022 owing to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, but the anticipated Sydney Underground Film Festival streams on demand for the second consecutive year. This unique film festival has mesmerised fans with its outrageously bizarre, quasi experimental, and vastly non-mainstream films and documentaries. Now in its 15th year the program […]

Irish Film Festival Goes Online Again In 2021

The Irish Film Festival returns online nationally for the second consecutive year, owing to the ongoing lockdowns associated with COVID-19. “In light of the uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic and in order to deliver our festival program in the safest way possible, we have made the tough decision to run this year’s festival online again,” […]