Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Hi, A.I.’

What once was thought impossible, seems to be closer than ever – robots. Or as ‘Hi, A.I.‘ likes to address them, Artificial Intelligence. In German filmmaker Isabella Willinger‘s (Away From All Suns), we get to meet different individuals ready to embrace this technology for personal companionship or that of others. Dental students working on a […]

Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘Kakegurui’

“Bring on the madness!” – Yumeko Jabami Japanese Film Festival is back to tour Australia from October through December 2019. Their line up is more diverse than ever and what a film to start things off with. ‘Kakegurui’ is the live action film, based on the similarly titled Square Enix manga-series, which was distributed in […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘No Time For Quiet’

“This is my body, my beauty” – Sukhjit Khalsa After its world premiere in Melbourne earlier this year – where ‘No Time For Quiet‘ got nominated for Melbourne Film Festival‘s “People’s Choice Award”, Sydney finally gets the chance to meet the powerful souls that make this documentary a “must watch”. Samantha Dinning and Hylton Shaw‘s […]

WINDA Film Festival Announces its Full Program For 2019

From epic survival thrillers to inspiring true stories and innovative shorts, the WINDA Film Festival returns for its fourth year from 21-24 November 2019 to celebrate trailblazing Indigenous filmmakers and share the universal stories of Indigenous nations The 2019 Festival will screen six brand new full length features, five thought-provoking documentaries, as well as a witty Australian TV series […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’

“It’s difficult not to call her a visionary.” – Michael Metelits Antenna Documentary Film Festival is back with a schedule full of cutting-edge and thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe. ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ is just what I needed, to get pulled into this doc-lovers paradise. In ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ we get […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ’17 Blocks’

“I believe in hope.” – Cheryl A documentary assembled from 20 years of raw home video footage. The title of the film refers to the neighbourhood this all takes place – just 17 blocks behind the US Capitol building. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Emmanuel, an ambitious soul and promising student, he captures the life […]

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 […]