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  • Back On Set

    It’s been unavailable for 45 years but Frank Brittain’s ‘The Set’, which opened in 1970 to a wave of controversy, is finally being released.

    May 27, 2015 12:11
  • MIFF Unveils First Glance Selection

    The Melbourne International Film Festival has pulled back the curtain on a fistful of films screening at the event that kicks off in July.

    May 26, 2015 10:55
  • Deadhouse Acquire Film Rights for ‘Absention’ Game

    The horror film and game will be developed side by side.

    May 25, 2015 16:58
  • Winners at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

    The jury once again divided critics with their choice of winners.

    May 25, 2015 12:21
  • ‘The Cut’ Causes Controversy At The German Film Festival

    A discussion around the Armenian genocide has been cancelled after NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian withdrew from the panel.

    May 22, 2015 17:28
  • Heading Outback

    Luke Sparke has wrapped his debut feature, an Australian thriller called ‘Red Billabong’, which finds two brothers stalked by a supernatural presence…

    May 22, 2015 10:56
  • The Box Office This Week

    Mad Max takes on The Bellas at the box office.

    May 21, 2015 17:29
  • Acting Up

    Acclaimed acting teacher Ted Brunetti is bringing his “Never Audition” tour to Sydney and Melbourne this July, courtesy of Actors Centre Australia.

    May 21, 2015 11:41
  • Zombies Apocalypse Hits Canberra

    Our nation’s capital proves the surprising home of two locally made films about The Undead, which will comprise part of the inaugural Canberra Zombie Film Showcase.

    May 21, 2015 11:07
  • Screen Time

    Movies invade reality in this must-see short, which is also a masterclass in editing.

    May 21, 2015 10:15
  • Local Revelation

    The upcoming Revelation Film Festival features a mini renaissance of Australian cinema.

    May 20, 2015 17:10
  • ‘Red Dog’ Returns

    Australia’s most famous canine gets a prequel.

    May 19, 2015 10:07
  • Jude Law To Play Young Pope

    Acclaimed Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino will direct the actor in an eight-part series for HBO.

    May 18, 2015 11:18
  • John Jarratt On The Prowl

    The Aussie actor will be playing a serial stalker (not killer!) in his latest thriller, which he also co-directs.

    May 15, 2015 17:11
  • ‘Power Without Glory’ Headed To Television

    One of Australia’s most controversial novels is set to be adapted as a major television mini-series.

    May 14, 2015 14:33
  • Simon Baker To Direct Tim Winton’s ‘Breath’

    …which is one of the recipients of Screen Australia’s latest round of production funding.

    May 13, 2015 15:12
  • Mobile Movies

    The inaugural SmartFone Flick Fest is calling for entries from anyone with a smart idea and a smart phone.

    May 13, 2015 12:22
  • Screen Australia’s Funding Cut

    The national film funding body was dealt another blow in last night’s Budget.

    May 13, 2015 11:04
  • David Bowie Is

    The ACMI’s upcoming exhibition will pull back the curtain on the enigmatic Starman.

    May 12, 2015 15:33
  • Nordic Film Feast

    Here’s your first taste of what we can expect from the second Scandinavian Film Festival

    May 12, 2015 15:04
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