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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 18, 2018

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film news for all Australians

film news for all Australians

Five Brisbane Filmmakers Share in $50,000 Funding

November 14, 2018 |

From an animation about a penguin who yearns to fly to a nail-biting drama set in the Viet Cong’s claustrophobic tunnels, five local filmmakers have today hit the jackpot to share in $50,000 of grant funding. Read More

Film Review: Harmony

October 9, 2018 |

Australian upcoming director/writer Corey Pearson begins his five-part fantasy-thriller movie saga with the production Harmony (2018), showing at several cinemas now. In part one of the Five Frequencies Saga, we watch as Jessica Falkholt (Home and Away, who recently passed away last Boxing Day after a car accident) walks the nameless streets of a probably American city suburb in urban Goth attire, taking the fear out of the fearful people she passes.

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Ladies in Black, an Australia movie reliving the days of 1959 Sydney

September 2, 2018 |

Ever wondered what it was like back in 1959 Sydney? In the midst of European migration and the rise of women libration? Look no further than the movie adaptation of Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black, originally published in 1993.

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Let the Competition Begin…

June 10, 2018 |

Brisbane Filmmakers listen up! The International 48 Hour Film Project challengers emerging Filmmakers to write, shoot and deliver a four to seven-minute film over the course of just one weekend. That’s right, 48 hours. This competition is open from High … Read More

Film House: A pop-up cinema making something new, by bringing back the old

June 9, 2018 |

Film House is an upcoming pop-up cinema co-created by Portia Hunt and Michael Brooks. We recently reached out to Portia to learn more, and she described the driving idea behind the project; “We wanted to move the viewing experience … Read More

Funding films in Australia

May 12, 2018 |

This month, Australia has announced an increase in the location tax offset for filmmakers. Originally 16.5%, the tax offset has nearly doubled, allowing productions to claim up to 30% with the new policy. The increase in the tax offset will encourage more overseas productions to film in Australia, but what does that mean for Australian filmmakers? Read More

State of the Industry: Where are Australian films heading?

May 8, 2018 |

Do Australian films need to tell Australian ‘stories’? Or entertain Australian Audiences? Read More

A Quiet Place Speaks Volumes

May 8, 2018 |

Subversive and subtle, A Quiet Place employs the premise that silence is safe and sound is deadly.
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The Gateway Review

May 4, 2018 |

With national success of his last two films, director John V. Soto brings us his highly anticipated new film The Gateway. Read More

Spanish Film Festival comes to Brisbane

May 4, 2018 |

Now in it’s 21st year, the annual Spanish Film Festival (SFF) has arrived in Brisbane. Read More

The Death of Stalin Review: Political satire at it’s best

May 4, 2018 |

Comedy is not a word generally associated with one of the worst tyrants the worlds ever seen, but The Death of Stalin manages to do just that. Read More

Women In History: Mary Magdalene Review

March 15, 2018 |

Last week, we were fortunate enough to attend a Q&A screening of Mary Magdalene. With this film being his second feature, Director Garth Davis sat in to answer some questions about the film and his career.   Read More

The 2018 Brisbane French Film Festival

March 6, 2018 |

The 29th French Film Festival returns to Brisbane this week, showcasing 50 films with an exciting range of genres.

Palace cinemas will be hosting the event across their two locations in Brisbane; Centro and … Read More

Monsieur Chocolat: The Circus Isn’t Just Black And White

July 14, 2017 |

Straight out of France, Monsiuer Chocolat is an enthralling yet tragic story about the highs and lows of circus fame.

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