Trailer of the Day: Fish Out of Water

Written and Directed by Israel Cannan Produced by Tom Hudson, Pete Fletcher and Israel Cannan Over 4,400 people have summited Mount Everest, less than 55 have rowed the North Atlantic Ocean. Fish Out of Water follows the extraordinary journey of two ordinary men attempting to cross over 3000 miles of North Atlantic Ocean, from New York to…

Back of the Net (Competition now closed)

Thanks to Umbrella Entertainment we are giving our readers the chance to win an in-season double pass to Back of the Net, a film about friendship, teamwork, romance and most importantly being yourself, in Cinemas April 18. After hopping on a bus to Harold Soccer Academy instead of Harold Academy Australian Semester at Sea, science fanatic, Cory…

Happy Android reveals moving human drama 

The touching story of an Australian performer whose alter-ego is a talking robot will have its world premiere at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival next month. Happy Android is a new 25-minute documentary from award-winning Brisbane filmmaker Jaina Kalifa. It focuses on Melbourne street performer Paul Cooper, who has entertained audiences around the world for…

Release date announced for RocKabul – a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band

Following a successful film festival run, director Travis Beard’s RocKabul will be released in cinemas on May 2. RocKabul is a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band, District Unknown, that existed on the fringes of Afghan society and beyond comprehension of conservative Islam. While living in Afghanistan for seven years, Australian filmmaker Travis Beard began recording…

Limited Q&A tour announced for Top End Wedding

Actors Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Gwilym Lee and director Wayne Blair will embark on a Q&A tour of their new film Top End Wedding at four cinemas in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin ahead of the film’s Gala Screening at the Gold Coast Film Festival. There is no news yet on a Queensland, Western Australia…

Indigenous comedy series KGB greenlit by ABC

Screenwest, Screen Australia and ABC Indigenous have announce KGB, a comedy web series created by Western Australian indigenous filmmaker brothers, Luke and Dan Riches, has been greenlit by the ABC thanks to Screenwest’s Indigenous Online Initiative – Originate. Set in Perth’s notorious KGB (Koondoola, Girrawheen, Balga), the series follows two rookie detectives, tough guy Jack…

Submissions are now open for the Capricorn Film Festival.

Celebrating its fifth year, submissions are now open for the Capricorn Film Festival – a highly celebrated film event held annually in Central Queensland. This year, the festival will be a four-day cinema event to be held in late November at the beautiful beachside tourist destination of Yeppoon. Submission categories include feature film, documentary and short…