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19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival Preview Reviews

This year’s festival will feature a fantastic selection of films like the comedies Put Nonna In The Freezer, a dark comedy about an up-tight policeman that changes his ways for love and My Big Gay Italian Wedding, that illustrates the power a loving mother has in garnering acceptance for her gay son with his homophobic father. It also ends with a great song and dance number. And on a more serious side there are films like The Order Of Things that takes a look at the contentious subject ...

Palestinian Film Festival 2018

Showcasing and celebrating the very best of Palestinian cinema, the festival has been running for ten years with broad community interest and support. The Festival is proud to present its 2018 program filled with gripping, award-winning features, shorts and documentaries screening around the country this September and November.   //   For more information about the program please head to their website. Palestinian Film Festival Sydney - 20-27 September, Dendy Newtown ...

Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 is coming this October!

Presented by QAGOMA, the 11-day citywide Festival will showcase more than 100 feature, documentary and short films, including new releases from around the world and a series of curated highlights exploring current ideas from Iranian, Asian and African filmmakers. The BIFF 2018 cinema experience also includes VR theatre performances, silent films presented with new live scores and platforms for filmmakers to engage with audiences. Join Artistic Director Amanda Slack-Smith and her team ...

19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival to open with the Australian Premiere of Loro!

Presented by Palace, the program, consisting of 37 feature films and 2 short films, celebrates cinema d’italia in all its glory – from the funny and outrageous to lavish romance, poetic drama and revealing documentaries. With 33 Australian Premieres, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is the place to experience la dolce vita and lose yourself in the best Italian cinema on the big screen. This year’s SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS include the 2018 winner of Best Original Screenplay at Cannes ...

Backbone Festival 2018 – How Soon Is Now?

The tyrannical grip of the internet incites rebellion against cold and passive interactions, leaving humanity searching for places to be touched and for artworks that move them. In a world where all is shared, from our breakfast to our relationships, where can we find those unforgettable intimate moments that add unpredictable dimensions to the rectangular screens we see ourselves framed in?   //   Backbone Festival – How Soon Is Now? is Backbone’s annual event that ...

Golden Age of Czech Animation coming soon to the Australian Cinémathèque!

Jiří Trnka’s stop motion puppet animations rivalled Walt Disney in both output and international acclaim, earning him the title the ‘Disney of the East’. Karel Zeman took animation to new poetic heights, interweaving animation techniques with live-action filmmaking.   //   All three overcame the constraints of postwar politics to create extraordinary works which still inform the work of filmmakers like Jan Švankmajer, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson...

The Valley Fiesta returns for 2018!

With live music, theatre and arts presented over a new five-day format, the twenty second edition of the Valley’s flagship festival offers a packed program of live entertainment from 29 August – 2 September. The 2018 program includes music, performance, food, workshops and visual arts across three laneways and more than 40 venues. Highlights include the Brunswick Street Mall Main Ring, which will host free daily entertainment including Le Coup Cabaret, a high-flying performance by ...

Brisbane Festival is returning this September with a fantastic program!

There will be almost 600 performances – 100 of them free – of almost 70 shows across 17 venues. More than 1,000 artists are involved. In a coup for Queensland, Brisbane Festival will premiere eight brand new works, involving major commissions from some of Australia’s leading companies including Circa, Dancenorth and Legs on the Wall. Program highlights include two major Riverstage music events bookending the Festival on the opening and closing nights and headlined by homegrown ...

The 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns this September!

Sitting at the heart of the program are our SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS which include: The 2018 winner of Best Original Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival, HAPPY AS LAZZARO, Alice Rohrwacher’s (The Wonders LIFF14) enchanting third film; and from Matteo Garrone, the director of Gomorrah comes DOGMAN - the Cannes Film Festival award-winning tale of a dog-lover in desolate Southern Italy who is driven to terrifying extremes by a violent local bully. Strong dramas are aplenty with films from ...

Yours & Owls Festival 2018

Across Sept 29 & Sept 30, the coastal town of Wollongong will play host to some of the most exciting artists to explode on to their hometown stage. This year the festival organisers have thrown their support behind Aussie music with a homegrown-heavy line-up, so raise those owl heads, get those vocal chords ready and prepare for one mammoth weekend. Featuring: Angus & Julia Stone · Peking Duk · Alison Wonderland The Jungle Giants · Methyl Ethel  · Ocean Alley · ...