High Ground, Firestarter and more announced for Adelaide Film Festival

The Adelaide Film Festival has today announced the first five films to feature in this year’s Festival program. AFF will host the South Australian Premiere of Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, about Australia’s most renowned arts company; it’s the story of three brothers—Stephen, Russell, and David Page—and it’s the story of the way art can become a…

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…

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…

Roderick MacKay’s The Furnace to premiere at the Venice Film Festival

WA-based filmmaker Roderick MacKay’s directorial debut The Furnace will have its world premiere at the 77th Venice Film Festival. The film has been selected to screen in the prestigious Orizzionti Competition. The Furnace, set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia, is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed and the search for identity in a…