New Australian psychological thriller Sweet River to premiere on Netflix

The new Australian psychological thriller and Scream-Fest International Film Festival winner, Sweet River – distributed by Filmink Presents – will make its debut in Australia and New Zealand as a Netflix Film.  In the haunting Sweet River, Hana (Lisa Kay, Heartbeat, Vera, DCI Banks and Indian Summers) returns to the sleepy town of Billins, nestled deep in the…

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…

Interview: Meg Fraser

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. “I had a lot of support with the whole cast and the crew and everyone knowing it was my first feature, but also I just had a ball.” It’s hard to believe Bloody Hell is Meg Fraser’s…

Lucy Coleman’s Hot Mess hits Netflix

Hot Mess is available to stream on Netflix from today. Directed by Lucy Coleman, Hot Mess is funny, charming, rambunctious, and blushingly candid. The independent Australian comedy follows 25-year-old Loz (Sarah Gaul), a wannabe writer who seems intent on sabotaging her own success. Tipped to receive a coveted writer-in-residence gig with a cutting- edge theatre group, the…

Mental health workshop for regional artists

Capricorn Film Festival in partnership with Queensland Mental Health Week will present a free virtual mental health workshop for regional artists. This will be an important and timely conversation with mental health professionals Erin Fisher and Jane Endacott, Rockhampton based writer and performer Jodie van de Wetering, and Luke Graham, Capricorn Film Festivals founder and…

Brazen Hussies in cinemas nationally this November

Five years in the making, the enlightening feature documentary Brazen Hussies, chronicling the Australian Women’s Liberation Movement, will be released in cinemas nationally on November 5. This follows the film’s world premiere at Brisbane International Film Festival on October 3 and screenings at Antenna Selects (Sydney), and Adelaide Film Festival. Brazen Hussies introduces contemporary audiences…