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The Queensland Film Festival 2015

The announcement of these four films—spanning three continents and a range of styles, traditions, and subject matter—signals QFF’s commitment to quality and variety in cinema, according to Festival co-director John Edmond. “There’s Jealousy, the latest work by a French master director; the highly anticipated The Duke of Burgundy; and Eight, a claustrophobic local effort shot in one bravura take.” “We’re also thrilled to screen the The Forbidden Room, which imagines a ...

2015 Spanish Film Festival Competition

This year’s Spanish Film Festival program exclusive to Palace Cinemas around Australia boasts 38 features from across Spain, Latin-America, and beyond, as varied as the ceramic tiles on a Gaudi masterpiece. The Festival will open with Emilio Martínez-Lázaro’s SPANISH AFFAIR, which was seen by over two million people in the fortnight following its release in Spain. This comedic tale mischievously pokes fun at cultural differences as it tracks a young southerner who tenaciously seeks to ...

Splendour in the Grass 2015

In 2015 Splendour’s Amphitheatre, Mix Up, GW McLennan and Tiny Dancer stages will bring you over 100 of the most awesome acts touring the planet right now. And with a program that spans the full three days of the festival, Tiny Dancer will be jumping to the tune of Australia’s preeminent DJs! From revered internationals to the freshest homegrown acts of today, they’re on their way to Byron Bay! At some point though you’ll need a break from stage hopping, and when you do…. ...

Film series: Brought to light at the Art Gallery of NSW

It was probably the world’s first full-length feature film in 1906: The story of the Kelly gang. Australian cinema thrived during the silent era but the industry went into decline in the late 1920s as ever-expanding US and British production companies took over distribution and exhibition, often excluding Australian product from local cinemas. By the end of the 1960s, Australia had virtually no feature film production. The intervention of the Gorton and Whitlam governments in the early ...

Comedy Films at the ACMI

The Australian premiere of Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) is a revealing portrait of award-winning showbiz legend and star of 30 Rock , Elaine Stritch screening from 2 April to 26 April 2015. For over six decades, her name has been synonymous with Broadway, television, film, cabaret  and more recently as Jack Donaghy’s fast-talking, acid-tongued mother, Colleen on the hit TV series 30 Rock. Making her Broadway debut in 1946, Elaine Stritch starred in countless landmark productions ...

The Peninsula Picnic – A Food, Wine & Music Gathering

The most extensive food, wine and music gathering ever created on the Mornington Peninsula, The Peninsula Picnic is the perfect regional getaway or home-grown retreat to discover hidden gems from the region’s famous wineries, gourmet restaurants and passionate food producers, all set to the serene soundtrack of some of Australia’s finest live music acts. Sample the award-winning wines from Circe - with one of the country’s top Pinot Noirs, their selection will leave you in no doubt ...

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015

The annual Alliance Française French Film Festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Françaises across Australia. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France. Each year, it curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over six weeks in eight ...

Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li Exhibition at ACMI

Spanning more than three decades, the filmmaking partnership between Zhang Yimou and Gong Li has produced some of mainland China’s most striking imagery and arresting tales. Commenting on the season, ACMI Senior Film Programmer, Kristy Matheson said ACMI was delighted to honour one of cinema’s most dynamic duos. “Yimou first cast an unknown drama student, Gong Li in his directorial debut, Red Sorghum (1987). From there, a rich artistic collaboration ensued, including Raise the Red ...

Fashion on Film at ACMI

Opening the season is the Australian premiere of And Then There is Naples (E poi c’è Napoli) (2014), in which director Gianluca Migliarotti travels to the epicentre of men’s tailoring. Bespoke Neapolitan trouser maker Salvatore Ambrosi guides audiences through the ancient city of style where he encounters local designers and commentators who offer rare insights into the art of tailoring. Other traditional crafts are explored, which lead to a captivating exchange with a 120-year old ...

FLiCKERFEST 2015 Australian Tour

More than 20 stunning cinema shorts will be screened across three thrilling nights, all handpicked from the Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised festival’s record 2400 entries. Audiences will be blown away by the assortment of cinematic stories on offer, including hot tub entanglements, ice cream frenzies, mischievous mechanical mishaps, late-night radio revelations, runaway chickens, fearless fathers, fly-away mothers and sparring siblings. Australian FLiCKERFEST filmmakers ...