Australian Music Week Film Festival

AMW Film Festival Review: Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening celebrates the city’s vibrant independent music scene

November 6, 2018

London’s calling, California’s dreaming, so Melbourne must be dancing if Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening is true. The documentary is a celebration of the independent music scene in our very own, world-renowned, live music capital. This film is a passionate little time capsule joined at the hip to a very special time and place. Tobias Willis […]

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AMW Film Festival Review: Lost in France (UK, 2018) is a love letter to Scottish musicians Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and more

October 30, 2018

What goes on tour stays on tour. Except if you’re the Scottish artists who feature in Lost in France. This music documentary is a boozy and breezy look back at a once-forgotten, 1997 Brittany tour. The artists reunite again in 2015 and in doing so, prove that some things – like friendship – never change. […]

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Sydney Lock Out Film Turn It Up! to open Australian Music Week Film Festival as individual tickets go on sale

October 25, 2018

Australian Music Week Film Festival presents a diverse lineup of film premieres, set to grace the event on 10-11 November. Already announced, films range from discussing the politics of music to sharing the uniqueness of Melbourne’s music scene. Today, the 13th and final film was announced, Turn it Up! Finding Sydney’s Sound, which discussed the city’s […]

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Australian Music Week Film Festival reveals 2018 lineup featuring Jen Cloher, Mogwai, Curse of Lono, Karnivool & More

September 24, 2018

This year’s Australian Music Week Film Festival has revealed a diverse lineup of feature and short films set to appear as part of the annual event, which takes place on November 10th and 11th at the GU Film House in Cronulla, NSW. Following on from the Australian Music Week industry conference (7-9 Nov), the film festival will feature six feature […]

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AMW Film Fest Review: Take Me To The River (USA, 2015) is a soaring celebration of blues, rap and soul music

November 1, 2017

If American music has a heart and soul then you would find it nestled between Memphis and the Mississippi Delta. The documentary film, Take Me To The River realises this and pays homage to the soul men and women that created those passionate and influential hits for the likes of Stax Records and their ilk. […]

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AMW Film Festival Review: Breaking The Mould (Australia, 2017) is a compelling documentary about Australia’s female musicians

October 31, 2017

If there was Australia’s answer to the film, Play Your Gender, then Breaking The Mould is it. This music documentary includes interviews with Australian artists about their thoughts and experiences with gender in the local industry. The film is an interesting one about our history and it is something that should help shape the conversation […]

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Richard Lowenstein to appear at 30th Anniversary Screening of Australian Made at AMW Film Festival

October 24, 2017

The first annual Australian Music Week Film Festival got bigger this week with the announcement that legendary Australian Director Richard Lowenstein will be taking part in a Q&A following a special 30th Anniversary Screening of the classic Aussie Rock Documentary Australian Made, which will be closing the festival on Friday November 3rd at Cronulla’s GU […]

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Powerful new film about women in Australian music announces world premiere; features The Jezabels, The Grates & More

October 23, 2017

The first annual Australian Music Week Film Festival is set to dedicate an evening to the role of gender in music, with two feature films and one short screening on the evening of Wednesday, 1st November at Cronulla’s GU Film House cinemas. This program includes the Canadian feature Play Your Gender, which recently screened to […]

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Steve Kilbey is coming to Sydney for the NSW Premiere of his new documentary

October 19, 2017

One of Australia’s most iconic songwriters, Steve Kilbey, will be amongst the special guests set to appear at the inaugural Australian Music Week Film Festival from October 31st through until November 3rd. The festival itself, held in Cronulla, will be preceded by an event at the Event Cinemas on George Street however, accompanied by special Q&As at […]

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The inaugural Australian Music Week Film Festival unveils incredible international program

September 25, 2017

The first ever Australian Music Week Film Festival arrives at the end of next month, set to screen an impressive array of World and Australian Premieres across two venues from October 31st until November 3rd. The festival accompanies the annual Australian Music Week conference, which takes over Cronulla Beach for three days just outside of […]

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