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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 […]


You don’t have to be a cinephile to observe that Sydney is awash with film festivals - from the landmark Sydney Film Festival, through Tropfest and Flickerfest to the Sydney Underground and numerous ethnically based events – to mention just a few. It almost seems there’s a new festival every week and if that’s the […]

United for accessible treatment

By MICHAEL HITCH The Uniting Church and its service arm, Uniting, took another step towards reforming drug laws after screening their documentary film, Half A Million Steps, in Paddington recently. The film documents the 'Long Walk to Treatment' - a group trek from Dubbo in central-west NSW to Parliament House in Sydney. The Long Walk […]

The Cut

This historical drama is written, produced and directed by Fatih Akin, an award winning German film maker of Turkish origin. Set in 1915, the story focuses on a man’s (Tahar Rahim) desperate search for his daughters after surviving the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. A grand scale production which spans 6 years, this film will […]

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2014

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival should be a real treat for Sydneysiders, this year’s selection features a wide range of Italian films that promise to bring a dash of Mediterranean romance to Palace cinema locations. Launching the festival with some melody is Marina, an entertaining biopic that tells the true story of singer, songwriter and […]


Founded in 2006 by Samuel Douek with the intention of presenting the best in Mexican cinema to a global audience, the eighth Hola Mexico Film Festival is heading to Paddington showcasing ten films and six documentaries. It has traversed the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, and accumulated a multitude of awards world-wide. Douek recommends […]


Now in it’s tenth year, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival opens in Sydney during July. The festival has earned an infamous reputation with extravagant opening nights that includes a traditional Russian after party and Q&A sessions from Russian directors and actors. Travelling to six cities Australia-wide it is the biggest Russian film festival outside of Russia. […]