CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize finalists revealed

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. CinefestOZ has announced the four films that will compete for this year’s $100,000 Film Prize. The early lineup of films comes ahead of the festival’s full program reveal on July 29. Anthology film Here Out West, Martin Bryant drama Nitram, documentary…

Focus on MDFF: We Are Conjola

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. On New Year’s Ever in 2019, filmmaker Ash Brennan lost his house in the Conjola Park Bushfire which nearly killed his brother and many others who stayed to fight. From a Perth hotel room Ash saw the…

CinefestOZ and WIFT Australia announce new writing retreat

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Here’s a great initiative from CinefestOZ and Women in Film & TV Australia that we think a lot of Cinema Australia readers will get great benefit from. Here’s the press release: West Australian screen industry practitioners are about to be given…

MDFF Review: Australia Burns… Silence of the Land

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Written and Directed by Shane McLachlan Review by Gavin Bond You have got to hand it to independent Aussie filmmaker Shane McLachlan. Not only did the Sydney based documentarian completely self-fund the production of this timely environmentally…

MDFF Review: Cry of The Forests

Cinema Australia Original Content Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Directed, produced, edited and written by Jane HammondNarrated by Kelton Pell Review by Gavin Bond While there have been numerous environmentally themed documentaries to hit the big screen over the last decade or so (An Inconvenient Truth,…

New Trailer! Mental as Everything

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Mental as Everything, a documentary about living with a mental illness, will have its world premiere at Cinema Nova in Carlton as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Mental As Everything is an original documentary by Melbourne-based writer, musician and…

Uncle Chop Chop is back! Chopper 20th anniversary screenings announced

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Mushroom Pictures and Pariah Productions have announced that critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Australian cinema classic Chopper will have a strictly limited re-release in theatres across the country from August 26 to celebrate the iconic film’s 20th anniversary. Never available on streaming services, this…