Making Small Island Big Song – An Oceanic Songline

Cinema Australia Original Content: Filmed over three years on 16 Island nations across the Pacific & Indian Oceans, this grassroots musical follows the ocean highways uniting ancient musical lineages. From Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island, Taiwan to Zenadth Kes/The Torres Strait. A heartfelt plea for environmental awareness and cultural preservation from those on the frontline…

Melbourne director Roger Ungers on making The Wheels of Wonder

Cinema Australia original content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. The Wheels of Wonder follows a team of ambitious social impact creators as they enter Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, with a curious project. Their mission: to trial and test an unusual prototype play cart with the hope…

A complete list of Australian films screening during the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. This year, the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival heads online with a mammoth lineup of Australian content available for your viewing pleasure including the award -winning documentary, Descent, and the quirky art doc, D’art. Here’s your complete list of Australian films available…

Holy fandom! World premiere announced for new documentary Batman & Me

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. New obsession documentary Batman and Me will have its premiere at the virtual Melbourne Documentary Film Festival in July. Directed by Michael Wayne, Batman and Me lifts the veil on a fandom rarely seen in Australia. Wayne cleverly amplifies…

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…