YA comedy Sweethurt explores love, friendship and fear – See the trailer here!

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. New Australian YA comedy Sweethurt will have its world premiere in Sydney next month. Written and directed by Tom Danger (Lead Me Astray), Sweethurt explores two interwoven stories of love, friendship, and the paralysing fear of dying alone. Jacob (Rav Ratnayake) embarks…

Get to Know: Zachary Wan

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.   Young Sydney actor Zachary Wan has launched his feature film career with Never Too Late, co-starring alongside some of the biggest names in Australian film including Jacki Weaver, Jack Thompson, Roy Billing, Max Cullen and…

Retro Review: The Games

Directed by Michael Winner Written by Erich Segal and Hugh Atkinson Starring Michael Crawford, Stanley Baker, Ryan O’Neal, Charles Aznavour, Athol Compton Written by Gavin Bond While there are a handful of well documented international film productions that were shot on Aussie soil back in the day (The Sundowners, Summer of The Seventeenth Doll, On…

Australian genre films take centre stage at the inaugural Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival

The inaugural Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival (SSFFF) has announced its line-up which including a bunch of exciting Australian films. Under the patronage of internationally renowned director, Australia’s own Alex Proyas (Dark City, I, Robot, The Crow) and festival director Simon Foster, the SSFFF will run from November 19 to 21 at the state-of-the-art Actors…

Competition: Win a double pass to see Rams (Closed)

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Thanks to our friends at Roadshow, we’ve got five double passes up for grabs to see new Australian film, Rams. In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep…

Release date and trailer revealed for Roderick MacKay’s The Furnace

The first trailer has dropped for Roderick MacKay’s highly anticipated, WA-shot, The Furnace. Set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia, The Furnace tells the story of an unlikely hero, navigating greed and the search for identity in a new land. The Furnace illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s ‘Ghan’ cameleers, who were predominantly Muslim…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #49 | Roy Billing

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. If you’ve never seen a film starring Roy Billing, you have no business listening to this Podcast. We’re joking of course, but Billing has been acting since the 80’s and has starring in many Australian films including…

Stan gets festive with new family comedy A Sunburnt Christmas

Australian Christmas movies are few and far between, so today’s announcement that Stan are currently in production on A Sunburnt Christmas is an exciting one. The last festive film released in Australia was Craig Anderson’s brutal horror, Red Christmas. And let’s face it, that film didn’t exactly spread any joy. For what it’s worth, Cinema…

Are you the next festival director at Gold Coast Film Festival?

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. One of the Gold Coast’s key cultural events is recruiting for a new Festival Director, following the resignation of CEO/Festival Director Lucy Fisher. The Board of Gold Coast Film Fantastic Ltd which oversees the Gold Coast Film Festival and a year…