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AACTA Announces New Shorts + Web Fest Presented by MINI

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has unveiled the jam-packed program for its inaugural AACTA Shorts + Web Fest presented by MINI, taking place from August 30 – 31 in Sydney at The Factory Theatre. Hosted by THE FEED’s Jan Fran, the two-day free event will feature screenings of Australia’s top short films, documentaries, animations and web series; masterclasses with world-class web and short form creators; Q&A interviews with industry leaders,stand-up comedy; and opportunities to connect with Australia’s biggest names in digital creation between sessions in the Festival Courtyard, filled with food trucks, pop-up bars and aRead More


Seabourn Announces 2021 World Cruise: Extraordinary Oceans

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, announces a remarkable opportunity for guests to experience one of the world’s great travel adventures in style. It’s the 2021 World Cruise: Extraordinary Oceans, a 140-day round-the-world voyage aboard Seabourn Sojourn, set to visit 60 ports and destinations in 32 countries on six continents with unforgettable experiences to engage and enjoy along the way. Scheduled to depart Miami on January 3, 2021, the World Cruise will sail east-to-west visiting Central America, the west coast of South America, the islands of the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, and Africa, before ending in Barcelona, Spain, on May 24, 2021.Read More


Single Release: Polymers – Believers

Brandishing polished rock melodies, yearning vocals and tight execution of modern rock and indie sounds, Sydney’s Polymer debut their new single ‘Believers’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming debut LP Zealots Box and ensuing NSW shows, ‘Believers’ is a striking example of the band’s versatility and ability to couple the harder hitting, Queens of the Stone Age-esque sounds on Zealots Box, with music that showcases vulnerability and emotional relatability.  The trio, who formed in 2018, are all seasoned musicians in their own right, establishing themselves on Sydney’s rock scene in variousRead More


JENNIFER KENT TO APPEAR AT Q&A PREVIEW SCREENINGS OF THE NIGHTINGALE

Filmmaker Jennifer Kent will be appearing at special Q&A preview screenings of her upcoming filmTHE NIGHTINGALE in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart this August, ahead of its national release later this month. A powerful and beautifully crafted Australian story, THE NIGHTINGALE has received critical acclaim and captivated audiences around the world. The film premiered at Venice Film Festival 2018, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize and Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Performer, before screening at Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival London and has been selected to screenRead More


I AM WOMAN to World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

I AM WOMAN, the major new Australian feature film which tells the story of Australian singing superstar Helen Reddy, will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film has been selected to open the Festival’s prestigious Special Presentation section. Two of Australia’s most exciting young international stars, Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai) and Danielle Macdonald (PattiCake$), headline the film. Tilda plays Helen Reddy in a magnetic performance that will establish her as a major star; with Danielle Macdonald as her friend, the legendary Australian rockRead More


The Buckleys obtain new US agent deal

Byron Bay trio The Buckleys, have been soaring up the national country airplay charts since their debut single, Daydream, was released on June 18. With big aspirations and years of national and international touring experience, The Buckleys continue to thrive since signing with Petrol Records and Universal Music Group earlier this year. Now, Petrol have announced yet another significant development for the band as they officially partner with Los Angeles based agent Randy Salcedo. “Booking agents are mostly never seen or heard when an artist’s success is mentioned. My Father was anRead More


Film Review: Diego Maradona

Director:    Asif Kapadia Cast:    Diego Maradona, Claudia Villafañe, Cristiana Sinagra, Fernando Signorini, Claudio Ferlaino, Diego Maradona Jr, Maria Rosa Maradona Rating:    M Running Time:    130 Australian Distributor:      Roadshow Films This is the story of the legendary Argentinian footballer’s turbulent years playing for Napoli in Italy, which saw his greatest successes and lowest points.  Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia has established his skill at revealing the truth about fame and the individuals that pay the greatest price. Specifically what happens when the gap between their publicRead More


Four Australian films selected for the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Four Australian projects have been selected to screen at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in August and September. Babyteeth, the debut feature from director Shannon Murphy, will have its World Premiere in competition. The selection of Babyteeth means Australia has had a feature in competition at Venice three years in a row – the first time this has happened since the festival began in 1932. Babyteeth is a bittersweet comedy produced by Alex White, written by Rita Kalnejais, and starring Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom) and Essie Davis (The Babadook). Also having its World Premiere in theRead More


Upcoming Film Releases – Paramount Pictures Australia

Upcoming Film releases from Paramount Pictures Australia are as follows: September 12 2019  –  Dora & the Lost City of Gold October 3 2019  –  Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue October 10 2019  –  Gemini Man November 21 2019  –  Rhythm Section January 9 2020  –  Playing With Fire January 23 2020  –  Limited Partners April 2 2020  –  Sonic The Hedgehog April 30 2020  –  The Lovebirds June 25 2020  –  Top Gun : Maverick July 2 2020  –  The Spongebob Movie August 6 2020  –  Infinite September 17 2020  – Read More


SandTunes 2019

Australia’s newest live music festival, SandTunes, has been announced, boasting an absolutely huge debut line-up. The brand new, beach festival on the Gold Coast will be headlined by Travis Scott and will take place on Coolangatta Beach on November 30 and December 1, marking the US hip hop giant’s only Aussie show for 2019. Also headlining the inaugural SandTunes line-up – and making their Aus debuts – will be Grammy award-winning LA rapper and the man behind megahit 1-800-273-8255 Logic and Canadian pop singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, while Chicago talent JUICE WRLD and indie pop outfit CHVRCHES return to the countryRead More