Film Festivals

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 […]

Japanese Film Festival

By Mark Morellini The 24th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns this year but owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this will be a streaming event which means the films can be watched at home. As an added bonus, the film festival will be free of charge for all to enjoy in Australia. “We are thrilled […]

Irish Film Festival

Film Festival enthusiasts are able to watch the largest program of Irish films to date in the comfort of their homes this year, as The 6th Irish Film Festival returns virally owing to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. “We are delighted to be presenting great Irish stories online to an Australian audience. It’s a tough time […]

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 […]