CinefestOZ names short film finalists

Press Release: CinefestOZ Film Festival has named the four finalists in the running for the top prize in its inaugural Short Film Competition. For the first time in the festival’s 13-year history, CinefestOZ will champion the country’s best short filmmakers by awarding cash prizes in six categories, including Best Short Film. The finalists in the…

KEWL Originals will host some of Australia’s most exciting new talent and their electric new films

KEWL Studios has launched an exciting new streaming initiative called KEWL Originals. Following the success of its debut documentary Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening, and Kathleen Lee’s new six-part web series Sex and Death, the Melbourne-based film production company will release a short film, feature film or series via its YouTube channel each week. Some of the…

Survival thriller Outback has a release date!

Outback finally has an Australian release date. Mike Green’s gruelling survival thriller will release on DVD early September via Madman pictures following an Australian premiere in October last year at Monster Fest. “The whole Outback team is pumped for our Australian release,” Green told Cinema Australia. “A theatrical release has been challenging given the current…

Interview: Shannon Murphy

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. In August last year I committed the ultimate interviewer sin; I took something I read on IMDb as gospel. During an interview with Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp, I asked about her role in children’s television…

Charlie’s Farm and Boar director Chris Sun has a new film in the works

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. by MATTHEW EELES Australian horror maestro Chris Sun has revealed he’s working on a new feature film. The Charlie’s Farm and Boar director posted a prosthetics image to his Facebook page yesterday announcing, “I’VE BEEN KEEPING A SECRET!!” The…

Rams world premiere set for CinefestOZ!

by MATTHEW EELES Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say. While there’s no doubt the effects of Covid-19 around the world will have a major impact on this year’s CinefestOZ, we are beginning to see some green shoots. While international and interstate guests won’t be walking the CinefestOZ 2020 red carpet, the festival…