This year’s Sydney Film Festival program is an Australian film lover’s dream

The 66th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. “This year celebrates a resurgent year of Australian cinema, with an exceptional selection of contemporary Australian stories including 23 World Premieres,” said Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. “From Mirrah Foulkes’ feminist revenge tale Judy & Punch, to…

Trailer of the Day: Backtrack Boys

Backtrack Boys Produced, directed and shot by Catherine Scott Three Aussie boys are on a rocky path towards jail until they meet a rule-breaking jackaroo and join his legendary dog jumping team. Bernie Shakeshaft is a rough talking jackaroo who runs a youth program from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, NSW. When everyone else…

World premiere, trailer and poster revealed for Ghosthunter

Madman Entertainment has revealed the trailer and poster for director Ben Lawrence’s first feature length documentary Ghosthunter, hot off the heels of the announcement it will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival. Ghosthunter follows Jason King, a western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter, who has spent two decades searching…

Screenability Filmmakers Fund applications now open

Create NSW is calling on emerging filmmakers with disability to apply for a new Screenability Filmmakers Fund which will support three individual projects with $30,000 as well as appoint an Executive Producer to each production. Applications are sought for filmmaking projects that appeal to a broad audience (with or without disability content), from teams that…

Trailer of the Day: The Go-Betweens: Right Here

The Go-Betweens: Right Here Directed by Kriv Stenders Written by Kriv Stenders  Produced by Joe Weatherstone, Kriv Stenders  The intensely passionate, creative and fraught set of relationships that formed one of the most loved bands in Australian rock history is explored in this classy documentary. Director Kriv Stenders uncovers the people who made The Go-Betweens. Conceived in Brisbane…

Trailer of the Day: The Pink House

The Pink House Directed by Sascha Ettinger Epstein Written by Claire Haywood, Sascha Ettinger Epstein Produced by Claire Haywood The story of Kalgoorlie’s last original gold rush brothel, servicing the miners since 1904, through the eyes of the whimsical Madam Carmel, 70, and its longest-serving lady of the night, BJ. Although prostitution is technically illegal in WA, the…