CinefestOZ reveals massive Australian film lineup for 2021 festival

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. After a low-key affair last year, CinefestOZ has revealed a jaw-dropping 2021 program that cements the festival as this country’s greatest celebration of Australian films. Check out new photos and new trailers below: CinefestOZ Film Festival has announced the release of…

Under the Volcano will celebrate WA premiere at CinefestOZ ahead of digital release

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. CinefestOZ has announce the inclusion of Under The Volcano to its Official Selection program. The music documentary comes from WA producer Cody Greenwood (The Beeman) with direction from Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario), and will screen to CinefestOZ audiences after it’s successful World…

There’s a new Two Hands TV series in development

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Screen Australia has announced 12 feature films, 13 television dramas and three online projects will share in $975,000 of Story Development funding. The projects include a television series inspired by the 1999 film Two Hands from director Gregor Jordan, and a family feature…

Features, shorts, masterclasses – VFest is go!

Capricorn Film Festival will present a virtual screen festival this August called VFest. VFest will celebrate Queensland and international stories by screening home-made feature films, international and Australian-made experimental short films, as well as a series of discussions and masterclasses hosted by Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles. “Cinema Australia is proud to partner with Capricorn Film Festival…

WA Made Film Festival’s smartphone filmmaking competition returns

DISCLAIMER: Cinema Australia founder and editor Matthew Eeles is also the festival director of the WA Made Film Festival. Get Smart! Presented by Buy West Eat Best is back!  The WA Made Film Festival has officially announced the return of its Get Smart! Presented by Buy West Eat Best smartphone filmmaking competition.  Get Smart! Presented by Buy West…

Eddie Arya’s Risen to invade Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Eddie Arya’s new Australian sci-fi, Risen, will have its world premiere at the Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival. The festival describes the film as a contemplative, compelling narrative that melds the the thoughtful introspection and intellectualism of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival and…

CinefestOZ and Bus Stop Films partner for disability workshop

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. A valuable training workshop is set to go ahead at this year’s CinefestOZ film festival as the event team engage with Bus Stop Films to spearhead employment opportunities in the screen industry for people living with a disability. Developed by film…

Home & Away star Tammin Sursok returns home for You, Me and the Penguins

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. The Steve Jaggi Company and Incendo have commenced production on the romantic comedy You, Me and the Penguins. This feature film stars Australian actor Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars, Rules of Engagement, Crossing Over), Jason Wilder (Kidnapped, Great White, We Were Tomorrow)…