Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘JK☆ROCK’

“You can’t fire up my rock spirit and then run away!” – Sakura A Japanese coming of age tale infused with soft rock music. JK☆ROCK is just that. Nothing more, nothing less. We first meet our lead male Jyo Kaieda (Shôdai Fukuyama) as a miserable, entitled, handsome university student with only a purple metallic Lamborghini […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘The Hottest August’

“At least August is still reliably ablaze.” – Brett Story After premiering at numerous festivals around the world, such as Camden International Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival; and winning a special mention award at Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, for “crafting a delicate portrait of a city in a given moment, offering a […]

10th Palestinian Film Festival Australia Announces 2019 Program

The Palestinian Film Festival Australia returns to celebrate its tenth year with a stacked program of award-winning features, ground-breaking documentaries, thought-provoking shorts and the launch of its exciting new program stream, Arab Cinema Days. Traversing themes of people, place and identity, this year’s Festival presents the very best in Palestinian cinema to audiences in Sydney (24 Oct-3 Nov), Canberra […]

Jewish International Film Festival Reveals Lineup

With sensational tales packed with screen luminaries, side-splitting comedies, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the Jewish International Film Festival (October 23 – November 21) returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world. Featuring 60 films from 23 countries, the Festival builds on almost 30 years of bringing the best of […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Announces Full 2019 Line-Up

Antenna, Australia’s international documentary film festival, unveiled its full program for 2019. Featuring 50 of the most cutting-edge, thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe, Antenna is set to turn Sydney into a doc-lovers paradise from 17-27 October 2019. Traversing a range of themes and topics, the Antenna 2019 program is jam-packed with explorations into issues across the globe. […]

Flipping off the Führer: JIFF Announces ‘Jojo Rabbit’ First Australian Screenings

The Jewish International Film Festival (23 October – 21 November) announces a special Australian preview of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Jojo Rabbit, the highly-anticipated World War II satire by Oscar-nominated director Taika Waititi, as the Festival’s Closing Night film.  Jojo Rabbit will have its first Australian screenings on Wednesday 20 November at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick in Melbourne, and on Thursday 21 November at Ritz […]

The Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival Announces 2019 Program

From the poetic drama Epiphany starring AACTA award-winner Alex Dimitriades and irreverent black-comedy The Taverna, to the latest masterpiece by weird wave auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), The Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival (GFF) returns to showcase diverse stories from trailblazing Greek filmmakers across the globe. With 15 superb features, three engaging documentaries and […]