Release date announced for RocKabul – a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band

Following a successful film festival run, director Travis Beard’s RocKabul will be released in cinemas on May 2. RocKabul is a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band, District Unknown, that existed on the fringes of Afghan society and beyond comprehension of conservative Islam. While living in Afghanistan for seven years, Australian filmmaker Travis Beard began recording…

Limited Q&A tour announced for Top End Wedding

Actors Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Gwilym Lee and director Wayne Blair will embark on a Q&A tour of their new film Top End Wedding at four cinemas in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin ahead of the film’s Gala Screening at the Gold Coast Film Festival. There is no news yet on a Queensland, Western Australia…

Indigenous comedy series KGB greenlit by ABC

Screenwest, Screen Australia and ABC Indigenous have announce KGB, a comedy web series created by Western Australian indigenous filmmaker brothers, Luke and Dan Riches, has been greenlit by the ABC thanks to Screenwest’s Indigenous Online Initiative – Originate. Set in Perth’s notorious KGB (Koondoola, Girrawheen, Balga), the series follows two rookie detectives, tough guy Jack…

Submissions are now open for the Capricorn Film Festival.

Celebrating its fifth year, submissions are now open for the Capricorn Film Festival – a highly celebrated film event held annually in Central Queensland. This year, the festival will be a four-day cinema event to be held in late November at the beautiful beachside tourist destination of Yeppoon. Submission categories include feature film, documentary and short…

Sunday Shorts: Papercut

Papercut tells the story of two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony, as they fight both expectation and each other in the back seat of a car. Papercut screened on opening night at the Perth International Queer film festival. At the conclusion of the seven-day festival this week Papercut…