West Side Shorts – Uniting Australian Talents

It was a cold and wet night. One look out the window, and that was enough to inspire you to get into your PJs and stay indoors. 80 people had confirmed their attendance, so it was a mystery whether they would stay true to their word. Upon arrival at the Custom’s House Hotel in Williamstown,…

Sunday Shorts #14: Growing Out

“We were on an incredibly tight deadline, our location for the film’s opening scene was almost wrecked by a freak thunder/hail storm and Daniel Hill broke one of his ribs.” Growing Out: Written by Andrew Walsh Matt and Dan have been close friends since they were 5 years old: they attended the same school, played…

West Side Shorts – Bringing Australian talent to life

Cinema Australia are proud supporters of short filmmaking and believe they’re the backbone of the Australian film industry. West Side Shorts was recently brought to our attention so we thought we’d share it with our readers. West Side Shorts began in 2008 and is the longest running monthly film event in Melbourne. Held on every second…

Melbourne International Film Festival First Glance: Downriver and Holding the Man to premiere

The Melbourne International Film Festival revealed a sneak peak of its 2015 program today and it’s got the Cinema Australia team very excited. Some highlights of the program include Grant Scicluna’s Downriver, Neil Armfield’s highly anticipated Holding the Man, and short film The Nice House, following  2015 Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty. The…

Nominations announced for the 2015 St Kilda Film Festival – $10,000 cash prize up for grabs

Australia’s longest-standing and publicly owned short film festival, St Kilda Film Festival, has today announced this year’s award nominees who are in the running for more than $50,000 worth of cash and prizes across 16 categories. As an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event, the winners of this year’s Best Short Film and Best Documentary are eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film and OSCARS® Documentary…

CinéfestOZ Short Film program calls for entries

Films are invited for selection to the CinefestOZ Short Film program 2015. CinefestOZ with the Australian Film and Television Institute WA (FTI) is calling for submissions for the Short Film Selection as part of this year’s Film Festival (26 – 30 August 2015). This is an exciting collaboration between Western Australia’s peak screen arts association…