features archive

  • Chance Encounters

    With her romantic drama ‘Jackie & Ryan’ about to hit DVD, writer/director Ami Canaan Mann talks inspiration, train hopping, roots music and famous dads.

    August 31, 2015 10:51
  • Cannes, Sundance…and CinefestOZ

    Vice-Chairman Helen Shirvington talks about her vision for the CinefestOZ Film Festival, which has quickly cemented its place as a must-attend event on the film festival circuit.

    August 28, 2015 16:47
  • The Final Games

    Actor Liam Hemsworth finally gets to make his mark with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’.

    August 28, 2015 14:59
  • Teen Dreams

    The sparkling, unconventional coming-of-age comedy drama, 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl', offers another great role for the ever interesting Alexander Skarsgard.

    August 28, 2015 12:56
  • From Stage To Screen

    Writer Tommy Murphy talks about his epic journey to bring one of Australia’s great love stories to screen with ‘Holding the Man’.

    August 27, 2015 13:11
  • Secret Sisterhood

    Writer/producer Sarah Lambert talks about the true story that inspired ‘Love Child’ and the challenge in bringing flawed female characters to screen.

    August 26, 2015 14:26
  • Top 10 Tips For Directing Comedy

    Ahead of his Masterclass, filmmaker, writer, comedian and AFTRS tutor, Marty Murphy passes down his wisdom when it comes to the fine art of generating laughs.

    August 25, 2015 10:58
  • The Kids Are Alright

    Young director Maya Newell cuts through the political rhetoric to craft her documentary ‘Gayby Baby’, which looks at the experiences of four kids growing up in same-sex families.

    August 24, 2015 13:26
  • Fight the Power

    Actor, activist, filmmaker, Lina Esco has made an independent feature film that has inspired a movement – 'Free the Nipple'.

    August 21, 2015 15:02
  • Touchy Feely Filmmaking

    Director Shonali Bose has crafted one of the must-see highlights at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne with ‘Margarita, With A Straw’ and talks inspiration, Sundance workshopping and why a Bollywood film may be out of her reach.

    August 20, 2015 17:01
  • Access: North Korea

    In her newly published novel, director Anna Broinowski recounts the extraordinary access she was given to the North Korean film industry while making her documentary ‘Aim High in Creation!’.

    August 19, 2015 14:08
  • The War On Drugs

    With the tense, tough new thriller, 'Sicario' – starring Emily Blunt as a rookie FBI agent in way over her head – producer Erica Lee has helped to craft a grittily realistic look at the war on drugs on the US-Mexico border.

    August 18, 2015 15:09
  • The Crystal Method to Documentary

    Sundance documentary sensation ‘The Wolfpack’ sees its young director, Crystal Moselle and its subjects, the Angulo brothers, leave the cluttered New York apartment setting of most of the film for the world stage.

    August 18, 2015 11:29
  • Israeli Princess

    Filmmaker Tali Shalom-Ezer makes an auspicious feature-length debut with ‘Princess’.

    August 18, 2015 10:21
  • How to Tell Good Schlock from Bad

    ‘It Follows’ has all the essential tropes of a quality horror pic. We break things down for you here…

    August 17, 2015 16:25
  • White Fella, Black Fella

    Filmmaker Molly Reynolds speaks about her documentary, ‘Another Country’, narrated by screen legend David Gulpilil and one of the highlights at this year’s MIFF.

    August 17, 2015 15:59
  • In Demand

    One of the hottest up and coming actresses in Australia, the gifted Sarah Snook ('Predestination', 'Not Suitable For Children', 'The Secret River') offers up a sweet, engaging performance in the charming family flick, 'Oddball'.

    August 17, 2015 12:52
  • Short Film Boot Camp At AFTRS Open

    Tropfest-winning filmmaker, Jason van Genderen, will share his tips on how to stop talkin’ about making a film, and get down to business.

    August 13, 2015 15:02
  • Turning Cinema on its Axis

    MIFF is hosting the Australian premiere of Vertical Cinema, which tips a screen on its side and radically transforms our cinema experience in the process.

    August 11, 2015 15:39
  • Breaking out of the Prison of Silence

    Following the highly acclaimed doc, ‘The Act of Killing’, Joshua Oppenheimer returns to the scene of the crime with ‘The Look of Silence’.

    August 11, 2015 15:23
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