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 Copyright 2019 “JK☆ROCK” Business Partners 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 …

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

For Sama 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 …

Jewish International Film Festival Reveals Lineup

Australian documentarian Eve Ash will introduce the Australian premiere of her documentary Man On the Bus 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 …

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. …