2018 program announced for the Melbourne Women in Film Festival

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) has announce its 2018 festival program. Taking place from 22 to 25 February at venues across Melbourne’s CBD including ACMI Federation Square, Hoyts Melbourne Central and RMIT University, MWFF celebrates and supports the work of women screen practitioners across all disciplines in the industry, including directors, writers, producers,…

JUST ANNOUNCED! Feature films in competition for 2017 AACTAs

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary as well as the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards. Reinforcing a strong year for Australian documentary and following changes to the nominations process to introduce a Documentary Branch, AACTA has announced five nominees…

Interview: Jack Thompson

When I told Jack Thompson I was calling from Fremantle in Western Australia, he was quick to let me know how fond he was of the Port City. In the mid-90s, Thompson acted in Graeme Rattigan’s Under The Lighthouse Dancing which was shot just off Fremantle on the west coast’s most famous island playground, Rottnest.…

Interview: Sara West

Interview by Matthew Eeles A lot of noise is being made both at home and overseas about Australia’s current crop of young up-and-comers like Odessa Young, Angourie Rice, Katherine Langford and Levi Miller. But don’t for one second forget about Sara West. Trust us, she’s gonna be huge. Sara is waiting for the water in…

Exclusive! Meet the cast of Bad Girl

Director Fin Ediquist’s Australian psychological thriller Bad Girl is gearing up for a national theatrical release after a successful run on the festival circuit. Amy (Sara West) is given one last chance by her adoptive parents (Benjamin Winspear and Felicity Price), who think Amy’s friendship with local girl Chloe (Samara Weaving) is a step in the…

First trailer drops for Tori Garrett’s Don’t Tell

A powerful new trailer has dropped for Tori Garrett’s highly anticipated Australian film, Don’t Tell boasting an all-star cast including Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Rachel Griffiths, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gyton Grantley, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks and Robert Taylor. Don’t Tell is the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private…