Thirty artists announced to mark 30 years of WOMADelaide

November 15, 2021

Long celebrated as one of Adelaide’s leading festivals, WOMADelaide have released the first thirty names for the 30th event in 2022. Heading the line up is veteran performer Paul Kelly, who not only played at the inaugural event, but played on the one-off WOMAD Indian-Pacific train trip from Perth to Pimba in 1996, and at […]

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Tribeca Film Festival Review: Shapeless‘ important message is undone by its minimalistic approach

June 13, 2021

Given that Shapeless is an incredibly personal film to lead actress and writer Kelly Murtagh, detailing a disorder that cripples many, it’s a somewhat painful experience to be framing a review in a negative light. There’s a dark, unforgiving movie in here somewhere, one that expresses no fear in manifesting her struggle with bulimia in […]

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5 movies not to miss at SXSW Film Festival 2020

March 4, 2020

This year’s South By Southwest is fast approaching (March 13th 2020, y’all!), and with that haste comes a schedule of cinematic treats for the masses to feast on.  Of course with 250 projects to fill the time, getting to each and every screening will be an impossible task, so we’ve compiled our look at 5 […]

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SXSW 2020 adds Janelle Monae, Julianne Moore, and Kim Kardashian West to its final round of keynote and featured speakers

February 12, 2020

South by Southwest (Austin, Texas, March 13th-22nd 2020) has announced the last round of Keynotes and Featured Speakers to be added to the 34th edition of its annual Conference, which celebrates the convergence of technology, film, and music industries. Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been added to the […]

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SXSW 2020 Film Festival to include movies from Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish and Judd Apatow

January 16, 2020

The SXSW Film Festival is often seen as a launching pad for major studio releases, as well as smaller independent titles and buzz-worthy TV ventures, and this year’s edition looks to be no exception with the features, episodic premieres, and opening night film announced. Running from March 13-21st this year, the 27th SXSW Film Festival […]

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Day 2 (20.07.19)

July 21, 2019

The second day of Splendour in the Grass is underway with another glorious day and plenty of music to keep everyone entertained. Check out this gallery of Wolf Alice, Dean Lewis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and much, much more. John Goodridge was on the ground to bring these images.

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SXSW Film Review: Well Groomed (USA, 2019) is well intentioned, oddly emotionally investing, and full of heart

March 10, 2019

As new dog grooming business owner (and one of Well Groomed‘s fascinating human subjects) Nicole Beckman states during her introduction that competitive dog grooming was always something she thought as being “just silly” before entering the competitive stakes herself, her initial thoughts are likely to be mirrored by many unversed in the ways of competitive […]

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Five things not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Festival

February 23, 2019

The Adelaide Festival opens runs between the 1st and 17th March and there’s a full program which can make choosing what to see a daunting task. Here’s five suggestions that should help choosing easier. Opening night: National Geographic: Symphony for our world Elder park comes alive on Saturday 2nd March for this family-friendly free concert […]

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Queensland Film Festival announces its full 2018 program

July 8, 2018

The Queensland Film Festival (QFF) returns this year with one of the largest celebrations of film and art to date. From July 19 to 29, the Brisbane-based festival will boast 59 features and shorts, inluding 39 Australian premieres and an exhibition at Gallery of Modern Art, that will also run the course of the festival. […]

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Down Under, Maeby? Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat set to attend 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival

July 2, 2018

American actor Alia Shawkat, best known for her role in cult TV comedy series Arrested Development is set to attend this years’ Melbourne International Film Festival, for the screening of biopic Blaze directed by Ethan Hawke (Training Day), in which she stars. The accomplished actor will also participate in a special In Conversation event at the Comedy Theatre on August 18th, […]

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2018 Melbourne International Film Festival to open with Australian premiere of Wildlife

June 4, 2018

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will soon be upon us once again, running from 2-9 August, 2018. The 67th outing of the Festival will also mark the premiere of actor Paul Dano’s (Swiss Army Man) directorial debut Wildlife, starring Carey Mulligan (Collateral), Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw) and Australia’s Ed Oxenbould (The Visit). The First Glance selection, comprising of32 films demonstrating MIFF’s […]

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Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp to chair the 2018 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Jury

May 9, 2018

Lexus Australia and Sydney Film Festival have announced leading Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home) will chair the 2018 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Jury. Jury Chair Marta Dusseldorp commented on the event saying, “The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship for 2018 will give four Australian filmmakers the support to carry on telling […]

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Sara West’s Mutt wins big at the 20th South Australian Screen Awards

April 23, 2018

The 20th South Australian Film Festival was held on Friday to celebrate the achievements of its peers, with the sold out gala event being hosted by Mat Kesting. Sara West’s critically acclaimed short film Mutt led the charge with four awards, for Best Directing (Sara West), Best Male Performance (Oscar Redding), Best Female Performance (Jordan […]

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ACMI and Film Victoria announce the return of Series Mania Melbourne

April 3, 2018

After last year’s inaugural Series Mania Melbourne turned out to be a huge success, the world-renowned TV festival will make its return to ACMI this year from 19- 22 July, 2018. The festival will give both fans and members of the local TV industry a look into global trends within drama, comedy and web series […]

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Alex Gibney’s latest documentary to headline the 4th Annual Irish Film Festival

April 3, 2018

The Irish Film Festival has announced its program for 2018 for both Sydney and Melbourne, including a new documentary by US Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney headlining the program. The 2018 festival will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, as the Irish Film Festival pays respects with four new films examining the […]

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Australian director Leigh Whannell among winners of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards

March 19, 2018

Taking place between 9-18 March, the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas has come to a close, and with that, the Audience Award winners have officially been announced. The awards cover a range of categories, from documentary features to outstanding narrative structure and creativity. Amongst the list includes Australia director […]

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Five shows not to miss at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 21, 2018

This year’s Adelaide Fringe festival is in full swing, and we’ve scooped together the five shows and events not to miss! Comedy: Wil Anderson – Wilegal  He had sell out shows in 2017 across the world, and this year, Wil Anderson, the host of ABC Tv’s Gruen, returns to entertain audiences with his stand up […]

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Fringe World reveals an epic 2018 line up (Perth)

December 11, 2017

Fringe World Festival has shared its full 2018 program, rolling out the awesome summer vibes from 26 January through to 25 February in Perth. This year is meant to be the biggest yet, with a variety of new and classic showcases kicking off during the Australia Dy Long weekend. We can expect 750 events across 130 venues […]

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Taste of Sydney returns to Centennial Park this week with a superstar line-up of chefs and dishes

March 5, 2017

Taste of Sydney is serving up a delicious gastronomic experience, bringing together the city’s hottest bars and restaurants at this year’s Festival. From 9 – 12 March, our top chefs will be returning to Centennial Park, to showcase more than 50 signature dishes. The Taste pass ticket costs $25 and includes entry to the festival, with access […]

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Splendour in the Grass 2016 arts lineups announced

June 2, 2016

Splendour in the Grass 2016 is almost upon us, and with that comes the announcement of its arts programs – Splendour Arts and Splendour in the Craft. This year’s Splendour Arts will feature six major pieces scattered across the events site, curated by artist Craig Walsh. The Arch Tunnel Response, a site responsive painting by Melbourne […]

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Festival Review: Rock And Roll Writers Festival

April 6, 2016

The first weekend of April saw the inaugural Rock And Roll Writers Festival take over Brisbane music venue The Brightside for two days of discussion and debate, devoted to the strong relationship between music and literature. A coup for the Brisbane arts scene, festival organisers Leanne de Souza and Joe Woolley brought together a killer line-up of […]

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5 things to see at A Rock & Roll Writers Festival

March 5, 2016

The inaugural Rock & Roll Writers Festival takes over Brisbane’s Brightside on the first weekend of April. With events staggered across the two days, you won’t have to miss a single moment of the action, but just in case you need a beer break in between all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll, here’s our […]

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Castaway Festival To Hit Brisbane In 2016!

December 8, 2015

Western Australian festival Castaway has found a second home on the east coast. The festival will debut on Bribie Island, Brisbane on the 20th of February, 2016.Castaway Brisbane comes off the back of the W.A Castaway in 2015. Last year’s line up featured Peking Duk, SAFIA, George Maple, Carmada, Sticky Fingers and more. The festival is unique for its beach […]

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