Focus on MDFF: Mental as Everything

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. “Why would you want to create and output anything in a different industry, in this case as a hobby filmmaker? Isn’t the life of a musician challenging enough?” As a musician who also creates in mediums other…

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…

Focus on MDFF: Finding Creativity

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Written by filmmaker Roger Ungers  When I think of creativity, I get this image of an artist, such as a painter, being entranced in a romantic moment of expression as they pour their heart and soul onto…

Must Watch! See the new trailer for Tyson Wade Johnston’s Streamline

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. We’ve seen it. It’s incredible. Stay tuned for our review over the coming weeks. Umbrella Entertainment has announced the theatrical release date of Streamline – starring Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs and Laura Gordon – which will screen in cinemas nationally on…

More Australian films announced for MIFF

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Celebrating its 69th edition, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed its 2021 program, with an astonishing lineup of 283 international and Australian films and transformative screen experiences. Presenting 199 feature films, 84 shorts and 10 XR experiences, the program includes…

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)…

Good For Nothing Blues set for world premiere in Perth

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Good For Nothing Blues will have its world premiere in Perth next month. Alexander Lorian’s WA-shot crime comedy follows Calvin and his group of dole-bludging friends who suddenly come into money when they win $200,000 on the lottery. Having money for…

An introduction to The Neon Across the Ocean

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Set sometime in the not-too-distant future, after the worldwide crisis of 2020, Mandy is a 17-year-old Filipino Australian. In her final year of high school and dealing with her parents impending divorce, she navigates a world driven by a new normal…