Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #36 | Andrew Garton

Cinema Australia Original Content: In this episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast host Matthew Eeles chats with filmmaker Andrew Garton about his new documentary Forged From Fire which charts the valleys and peaks of the heartwarming project known as The Blacksmiths Tree. On Black Saturday, 7 February 2009, townships north-east of Melbourne were engulfed by firestorms.…

MDFF Review: Tommy Emmanuel – The Endless Road

Cinema Australia Original Content: Written and Directed by Jeremy Dylan Produced by Jaime Lewis Featuring Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Sir Barry Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, John Oates, John Petrucci, Steve Wariner, John Knowles and Rick Price “Tommy Emmanuel fans will no doubt get a lot out of this.”   Written by Guest Reviewer Travis Johnson This…

Woodstock legend to rock Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will play host to one of the most memorable figures of Woodstock ‘69 in the lead-up to the iconic festival’s fiftieth anniversary. Lighting designer and M.C. Chip Monck is perhaps best known for his role in one of the most successful documentaries of all time – Woodstock, where he made…

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival program has launched

From 19th – 30th July 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will profile an eclectic, diverse and wide ranging collection of documentaries from both Australia and abroad. The final selection is an uncompromising, award-winning and challenging slate of documentaries from the world’s very best film festivals. Nearly half of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival’s total schedule…

Focus on MDFF #3: China’s 3Dreams

“These searing comments, delivered frankly on camera, are ones that the current political authorities lack the vocabularies or intellectual framework to deal with.” Professor Kerry Brown, Kings College London, Team Leader Europe China Research & Advice Network. World Policy Journal, New York: How did you get these people to speak so candidly? How did you…