Freshflix Short Film Festival & Emerging Filmmakers’ Conference

Freshflix & Vivid Ideas 2018 presents FRESHFLIX EMERGING FILMMAKERS’ CONFERENCE & SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Freshflix is once again teaming up with Vivid Sydney to present the 2018 season of international and Australian independent short films in conjunction with the Freshflix...

22 May 2018


Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting 2002 production of Verdi’s Shakespearean opera Macbeth will screen exclusively at Event & Village Cinemas on 19, 20 and 23 May across 17 cinemas nationally as part of Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Presented in...

16 May 2018

Cargo Special Screening!

One of the most exciting new Australian films of the year, from the producers of The Babadook and starring Martin Freeman, Susie Porter and David Gulpilil, CARGO has been bought by Netflix for global release, but Australia will have it...

9 May 2018

BANFF Mountain Film Festival NSW Screening Announced

What is better than a festival dedicated to films about Mountain Culture, sports, and environments?  BANFF Mountain Film Festival is held every October in Banff, Canada. In 2018 BANFF World Tour comes to Australia from the 9th of April – 27th June. ...

3 May 2018

St Kilda Film Festival Program Announced

St Kilda Film Festival has returned in 2018 for their 35th year running from the 17th – 26th of May. This festival features exceptional films by both emerging and accomplished industry professionals. St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards®...

28 April 2018

No laughing matter: Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin reveals the anxieties of team Putin

Armando Iannucci’s dark comedy The Death of Stalin, on general release in Australia from March 29, has caused controversy in Russia. After a preview in the Ministry of Culture in late January, a group of politicians and cultural figures – including...

16 April 2018


David Attenborough’s doco will be narrated live by Eric Bana and accompanied by a live orchestral score composed by Hans Zimmer. Whether you’re a big nature nerd or err on the indifferent side to the science of it all, chances...

15 April 2018

Steven Spielberg: Netflix movies deserve Emmys, not Oscars

‘Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie’ Steven Spielberg has changed the way cinema works multiple times, the director’s blockbusters — Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. — casting huge shadows over the movie business. The influential filmmaker has never...

12 April 2018

Steven S. DeKnight interview: Pacific Rim Uprising, sequels, and losing Charlie Hunnam

The Daredevil showrunner sat down with The Independent to talk about his directorial debut.  Steven S. DeKnight has had an incredibly impressive career. Starting as a writer on the MTV series Undressed, the filmmaker moved onto the popular vampire hunting series Buffy, helping produce the spin-off series Angel. From there, DeKnight worked...

11 April 2018

Leningrad Cowboys Go Sydney

If you were a fan of a certain 80’s road movie featuring a fictional Russian rock band seeking fame in the States then you might be interested in what David Stratton has to offer at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival. Leningrad Cowboys...

7 April 2018

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